Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870
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|Location of Manitoba, Canada|
|Record Type||Census Index|
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|Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
These records include card indexes to census records returns of Manitoba (Red River Settlement), Canada, from the years 1831-1856, taken by the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the 1870 provincial census of Manitoba taken under the direction of Canada's Department of Agriculture. The names are listed in alphabetical order. A complete census return is available from the Public Archives of Canada (MG9 E3, Volume3). The first several images of these census collections may include statistical information cards.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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To Browse this Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Heads of households
- Heads of households
- Marital status
- Name of spouse
- Age of spouse
- Children's names and ages
There is a surname index to this census. Census returns for Manitoba with names of each member of the household were also taken in 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911.
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The name of a relative or place of residence
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
- Select Film Number
- Select Surname Range to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog Manitoba, Census Indexes, 1831-1870. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later
- Use the ages listed to determine approximate birth dates and find the family in additional censuses
- Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Manitoba.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
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