Canada Census, 1901 - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description[edit | edit source]

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.

Citation for This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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Record Content[edit | edit source]

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Name of family
  • Nationality
  • Place of Birth
  • Full date of birth
  • Age
  • Relationship to the head of household
  • Gender
  • Sub-district name
  • Sub-district number
  • Year of birth
  • Year of immigration
  • Marital Status
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

In order to find your ancestor, you generally should to know the following information:

  • Ancestor’s name
  • Birth year
  • Birth place

If you can’t find your ancestor, you can try:

  • Guessing your ancestor’s birth year to narrow down the search.
  • 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.

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Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections[edit | edit source]

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Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection[edit | edit source]

“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.