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Censuses were taken in 1881, 1885, 1891, and 1901, while Alberta was part of three of the provisional districts of Northwest Territories. Censuses have been taken every five years since 1906. The censuses from 1916 to the present are confidential and are kept at the National Archives of Canada, in Ottawa. Indexing is ongoing for the 1906 and 1911 censuses. Census substitutes are school attendance records, tax rolls, and voter lists, available at the Provincial Archives. There is also a card file which lists the names of early settlers in each school district.
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''[[Canada|Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Alberta|Alberta]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Alberta_Census|Census]]''
  
Internet sites which provide access to Alberta census records are:<br>http://www.censusfinder.com/alberta-canada-census-records.htm
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[[Canada Census|Censuses]] The first census of Canada was taken in 1871 following confederation. Federal censuses have been taken every ten years since. Alberta was not included in the 1871 nor 1881 censuses, but [[Alberta]]&nbsp;does appear in the 1891 and 1901 censuses as part of the Northwest Territories.&nbsp;&nbsp;Alberta was not included in censuses made before confederation. Agricultural&nbsp;Censuses of the Prairie Provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) have been taken every&nbsp;ten years since 1906. These agricultural censuses were made country wide and combined with the population census&nbsp;in 1956. The censuses from 1921 to the present are confidential and are kept at Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa. Indexing is ongoing for&nbsp;various&nbsp;censuses by various groups (see websites below). The last released census, the&nbsp;1916 census, is available on Ancestry.ca, and (free) at Family History Centers on AncestryInstitution.com.&nbsp;
  
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Most federal censuses of Canada have been indexed. Indexes and links to them are listed at the [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-911.009-e.html Library and Archives Canada web site].  
  
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Further details of the Canadian Census are available on the [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/c1996-r1996/history-historique-eng.htm StatsCan] website. Census substitutes are school attendance records, tax rolls, and voter lists, available at the Provincial Archives. There is also a card file which lists the names of early settlers in each school district.
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*The 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta is now available at Library and Archives Canada. Go to their [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-911-e.html site] to learn more.
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Internet sites which provide access to Alberta census records are:
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*[http://www.censusfinder.com/alberta-canada-census-records.htm Alberta, Canada Census Records]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/Canada/AB/ http://www.census-online.com/links/Canada/AB/]
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Censuses The first census of Canada was taken in 1871 following confederation. Federal censuses have been taken every ten years since. Alberta was not included in the 1871 nor 1881 censuses, but Alberta does appear in the 1891 and 1901 censuses as part of the Northwest Territories.  Alberta was not included in censuses made before confederation. Agricultural Censuses of the Prairie Provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) have been taken every ten years since 1906. These agricultural censuses were made country wide and combined with the population census in 1956. The censuses from 1921 to the present are confidential and are kept at Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa. Indexing is ongoing for various censuses by various groups (see websites below). The last released census, the 1916 census, is available on Ancestry.ca, and (free) at Family History Centers on AncestryInstitution.com. 

Most federal censuses of Canada have been indexed. Indexes and links to them are listed at the Library and Archives Canada web site.

Further details of the Canadian Census are available on the StatsCan website. Census substitutes are school attendance records, tax rolls, and voter lists, available at the Provincial Archives. There is also a card file which lists the names of early settlers in each school district.

  • The 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta is now available at Library and Archives Canada. Go to their site to learn more.

Internet sites which provide access to Alberta census records are:

 

 

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