Canada Census, 1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection includes records from 1911.  
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Enumeration for the 1911 census began 1 June 1911.  
  
 
These records include population schedules of the census. They also contain indexes to population schedules of the census. The official census date was June 1st. The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871, and every five years since 1971.  
 
These records include population schedules of the census. They also contain indexes to population schedules of the census. The official census date was June 1st. The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871, and every five years since 1971.  
  
Enumeration for the 1911 census began 1 June 1911. For the census, Canada was divided into districts within each province and the districts were subdivided into sub-districts. A number was assigned to a district, and a second number to the sub-district (there were some sub-district numbers that were not used and some that are missing). There were thirteen schedules taken originally but only schedule 1, "Population" was filmed. All paper copies of the thirteen schedules were destroyed. In the less-populated areas of northern Canada, a shortened version of schedule 1, known as schedule A1, was used. A few sub-districts in Ontario, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories have part of their enumeration on the schedule 1 form and part on the schedule A1 form. The schedule A1 forms are primarily filmed at the end of the census beginning with the Northwest Territories (no. 218), sub-district 26.  
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Provinces in Canada were divided into districts, which were then subdivided into sub-districts. Each district received a number and each sub-district was assigned a second number. In the more-populated areas of Canada, schedule 1 was used to record the residence, date of birth, immigration information occupation and other details. In the less-populated areas, schedule A1 was used to record the month of birth, age, place of birth, the marital status, and religion.  
  
<br> Since the boundaries varied from census to census, it is not easy to tell which Census District an eastern Canadian township or western Canadian village was in.  
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Census records give you details about individuals and their families. They are useful for finding people and their families at a time and place. Census records are often checked first by researchers because a large amount of information may be given about individuals within a family group.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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Since the boundaries varied from census to census, it is not easy to tell which Census District an eastern Canadian township or western Canadian village was in.  
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation| text = “Canada Census, 1911.” Index. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.}}
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation| text = “Canada Census, 1911.” Index. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.}}

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Contents

Record Description

Enumeration for the 1911 census began 1 June 1911.

These records include population schedules of the census. They also contain indexes to population schedules of the census. The official census date was June 1st. The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871, and every five years since 1971.

Provinces in Canada were divided into districts, which were then subdivided into sub-districts. Each district received a number and each sub-district was assigned a second number. In the more-populated areas of Canada, schedule 1 was used to record the residence, date of birth, immigration information occupation and other details. In the less-populated areas, schedule A1 was used to record the month of birth, age, place of birth, the marital status, and religion.

Census records give you details about individuals and their families. They are useful for finding people and their families at a time and place. Census records are often checked first by researchers because a large amount of information may be given about individuals within a family group.

Since the boundaries varied from census to census, it is not easy to tell which Census District an eastern Canadian township or western Canadian village was in.

Record Content

Census records may contain the following information:

  • Name of each person in family
  • Place of residence
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Marital status
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Year of immigration
  • Year of naturalization
  • Nationality
  • Religion
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

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  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year of residence
  • Place of residence

Search the Collection

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.


Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Most of the records in this collection are in English, the collection also contains some French records.

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Canada Census, 1911.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.