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This collection will include records for 1916.
This census only includes the three prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. The 1871 census covers the four original provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario. The first coast-to-coast census was taken in 1881. Newfoundland was not part of Canada until 1949. For Newfoundland few 19th-century censuses that list names have been found. They mostly contain statistical summaries.
These censuses list a large quantity of the population. Unfortunately, portions of some have been lost, and some areas within the provinces were missed by the census takers.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- "Canada Census, 1916." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Agriculture. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
Census records may contain the following information:
- Full name of resident
- Marital Status
- Relationship to head of household
- Place of birth
- Approximate year of birth
- Immigration Year
- Military Service
How to Use the Record
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of ancestor
- Approximate place and year of residence
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Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- If you still cannot determine the district, search neighboring census districts for your locality.
- These censuses list a large proportion of the population. Unfortunately, portions of some have been lost, and some geographical areas within the provinces were missed by the census takers.
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