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'''[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]'''
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== Record Description ==
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The census day for Canada was March 31st,  1901. A number was assigned to a district, a letter to a sub-district and a number to a subdivision of a sub-district. Some sub-districts also have a number, i.e. "a(1)" means sub-district "a1" and "a1" means sub-district "a", subdivision "1". There are some printed forms that have been taken English and French. The responses that the people gave to the enumerator were either in English or French.
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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| record_type = Census
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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| start_year = 1901
 
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| language = English
|text=<!—bibdescbegin-->Ancestry.com. “Canada Census 1901” [http://www.ancestry.com, Ancestry.com]:2012.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Canada Record Finder|Record Finder]]
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Canada Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Canada]]
=== Record Content ===
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| FS_URL_04 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=299&query=%2Bplace%3ACanada%20%2Bkeywords%3Acensus FamilySearch Library Catalog]
 
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Canadian Censuses Online]] 
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Canada Census|Canada Census]] 
 
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| FS_URL_07 = [[How Canadian National Censuses Are Organized]]  
*Name of family
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| FS_URL_08 = [[Canada Historic Maps]]
*Nationality
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| FS_URL_09 = [[Library and Archives Canada]]
*Place of Birth
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| FS_URL_10 = [[Canada History Links]]
*Full date of birth
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| FS_URL_11 = [[Find Ancestors in Canadian Census Records All Years|Find Ancestors in Canadian Census Records All Years]] 
*Age
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| FS_URL_12 = [[Canada Record Finder]]
*Relationship to the head of household
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspx Canada Census, 1901]
*Gender
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/pages/census.aspx Library and Archives Canada]
*Sub-district name
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://globalgenealogy.com/countries/canada/searchable-data.htm Searchable Online Data Canadian Genealogy and History]
*Sub-district number
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.censusfinder.com/canada-census-records.htm Canada Census Records Online from CensusFinder.com] 
*Year of birth
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://allcensusrecords.com/canada/ Census Records in Canada from AllCensusRecords.com]
*Year of immigration
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| RW_URL_06 =
*Marital Status
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*Occupation
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== How to Use the Record ==
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In order to find your ancestor, you generally should to know the following information:
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*Ancestor’s name
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*Birth year
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| RW_URL_15 =
*Birth place
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| custodian = [http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx Public Archives, Ontario]  
 
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If you can’t find your ancestor, you can try:
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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
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The census day for Canada was March 31st, 1901. This is important because the census represents the country on this exact day, not necessarily the entire year.
*Guessing your ancestor’s birth year to narrow down the search.
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The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. The 1871 census covers the four original provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario. The first coast-to-coast census was taken in 1881. Newfoundland was not part of Canada until 1949. For Newfoundland, there are few found 19th-century censuses that list names. They mostly contain statistical summaries.
*Looking through the civil registration first to get the information that you need. When you have found that information, you can guess where your ancestor might be living at the time of the census
 
 
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
 
 
 
== Related Websites ==
 
 
 
*[http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/index.jsp 1901 Census of Canada Indexing Project]
 
 
 
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1901/index-e.html Census of Canada, 1901 on Library and Archives Canada]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles ==
 
*[[Canadian Censuses Online]]
 
 
 
*[[Canada Census]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article ==
 
  
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The 1901 census also contains a buildings and lands schedule for each locality. This schedule gives a city street address or a farm land description—such as township and range, or township, concession, and lot number—for most families.
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=== Image Visibility ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
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*Names of family members
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*Gender
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*Place of birth and approximate year of birth
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*Age
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*Marital status
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*Religion
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Canada Quebec, Census 1901 101692822 00050.jpg| Quebec Census 1901
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=== Digital Folder Number List ===
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{{DFNL List | page = [[Canada Census, 1901 Digital Folder Number List]]}}
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or place of residence
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link |CID=CID1584557}}
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=== View the Images ===
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{{DFNL View |page = [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Canada_Census,_1901_Digital_Folder_Number_List Canada Census, 1901 Digital Folder Number List] |CID = 1584557}}
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{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1584557 Canada Census, 1901]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.  Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Add any new information to your records
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*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later
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* Use the ages listed to determine approximate birth dates and find the family in additional censuses
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*Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
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*[[Canada Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*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
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*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 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Canada Genealogy|Canada]].
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* [[Canada Record Finder|Record Finder]]
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* [[Canada Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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== Citing This Collection  ==
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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.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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[[Category:Collections with a Digital Browse]]
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection ===
 
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“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover. 
 
 
 
When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 3.
 

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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The census day for Canada was March 31st, 1901. This is important because the census represents the country on this exact day, not necessarily the entire year. The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. The 1871 census covers the four original provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario. The first coast-to-coast census was taken in 1881. Newfoundland was not part of Canada until 1949. For Newfoundland, there are few found 19th-century censuses that list names. They mostly contain statistical summaries.

The 1901 census also contains a buildings and lands schedule for each locality. This schedule gives a city street address or a farm land description—such as township and range, or township, concession, and lot number—for most families.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Names of family members
  • Gender
  • Place of birth and approximate year of birth

  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Religion

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This collection was published as a DGS browse collection. The list does not contain any description of the DGS folder's content. A table listing each DGS number and its contents can be found at Canada Census, 1901 Digital Folder Number List.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or place of residence

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

To view images in this collection:
  1. Look at the Canada Census, 1901 Digital Folder Number List article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the 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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Canada.

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.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.