Canada Census, 1871 - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: Some family members are not listed with the family unit or household in the record detail page. How can I find all the family members?
Answer 1: To work around the problem, search by last name and residence or event place. On the record detail page, compare the Line Number and Family Number. To refine the search, include the Film Number. Families are grouped sequentially on the same image or an adjacent image.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: Some indexed records have name, event place or date errors. How can I determine the correct information?
Answer 2: View the document to verify the correct information. The event place and date can also be checked by searching the Catalog using the film number included in the record detail page. See Finding microfilm numbers in the catalog (55632). A list of known problems below provides correct indexing information:

  • Birthplace fields include a country or province. Single letters or initials represent provinces in Canada:
A - Alberta
B - British Columbia
L - Labrador
M - Manitoba
N B - New Brunswick
N OR N F - Newfoundland
N S - Nova Scotia
O - Ontario
P - Prince Edward Island
Q - Quebec
S - Saskatchewan
  • Record detail pages listing Digital Folder Number: 4396337: The correct Residence or Event Place is Ontario, not Nova Scotia. The correct GS Film number is 2230907.