Canada Census Mortality Schedules - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Mortality schedules are death registers recorded at the national level, usually as part of a census. This collection consists of an index of the 1871 census mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871, and these records cover deaths which occurred during the 12 months immediately prior to the census enumeration. The age given in the census was rounded up to what would have been the deceased’s age at his or her next birthday.
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
Mortality schedule records usually include:
- Name of deceased
- Age of deceased
- Year and place of birth
- Month and place of death
- Marital status
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The name of a relative or date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
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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]
- Use the death information listed to find other documents like a death certificate, obituary, mortuary record, cemetery record, or probate record
- Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and marriage records
- Use the information to find additional family members
- 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
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- Search the indexes and records of Canada Genealogy
- Search in the Canada Archives and Libraries
- Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog
Record Finder[edit | edit source]
- Consult the Canada Record Finder to find other records
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
"Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Department of Agriculture. Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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