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[[Canada Census|Censuses]] were taken in 1881, 1885, 1891, and 1901, while [[Portal:Alberta|Alberta]] was part of three of the provisional districts of Northwest Territories. Censuses have been taken every five years since 1906. The censuses from 1921 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. The 1916 census is available on Ancestry.ca, and (free) at Family History Centers on AncestryInstitution.com. 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 Census|Censuses]] The first census of Canada was taken in 1871 following confederation. Federal censuses have been take every ten years since. Alberta was not included in the 1871 nor 1881 censuses, but [[Portal:Alberta|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 the National Archives of 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. Further details of the Candian 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.  
  
 
Internet sites which provide access to Alberta census records are:  
 
Internet sites which provide access to Alberta census records are:  

Revision as of 21:33, 29 October 2009

Censuses The first census of Canada was taken in 1871 following confederation. Federal censuses have been take 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 the National Archives of 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. Further details of the Candian 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.

Internet sites which provide access to Alberta census records are: