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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
 
The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871; however, the ages given in the census were to be the ages at their next birthday.  
 
The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871; however, the ages given in the census were to be the ages at their next birthday.  
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The records include an index with images of mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
  
 
The schedules consist of large preprinted forms filled in by the census enumerators. The forms are printed in French.  
 
The schedules consist of large preprinted forms filled in by the census enumerators. The forms are printed in French.  
  
Following the Constitution Act, 1867, census taking became a federal mandate. The first census was set for 1871 and every ten years thereafter. Therefore, the first national Canadian census was conducted in 1871.  
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Following the Constitution Act, 1867, census taking became a federal mandate. The first census was set for 1871 and every ten years thereafter.  
  
 
Enumeration was by census district, except for Prince Edward Island, which was enumerated by lot number. Census districts were voting districts, not counties, although most have the same names as counties. For the most part, census districts were synonymous with cities and counties, and sub districts were synonymous with towns, townships, and city wards. Villages, small towns, and parishes were generally enumerated as part of the township in which they were located. Census district and county boundaries were not always the same.  
 
Enumeration was by census district, except for Prince Edward Island, which was enumerated by lot number. Census districts were voting districts, not counties, although most have the same names as counties. For the most part, census districts were synonymous with cities and counties, and sub districts were synonymous with towns, townships, and city wards. Villages, small towns, and parishes were generally enumerated as part of the township in which they were located. Census district and county boundaries were not always the same.  
  
 
Mortality schedules are a national level file of death registers. Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information. Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.  
 
Mortality schedules are a national level file of death registers. Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information. Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.  
 
=== 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.
 
 
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| text =Canada Department of Agriculture. Canada Mortality Census Schedules. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.}}
 
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
These mortality schedule records may contain the following information:  
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Mortality schedule records may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Age of deceased  
 
*Age of deceased  
*Year of birth
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*Year of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Marital status  
 
*Marital status  
*Date of death
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*Date of death  
*Religion  
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*Religion
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, and what to do if no record is found.
  
*Name of ancestor
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'''When searching:'''<br>
*Approximate year of death and place of death
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As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, family relationships and approximate year and place of death.
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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=== 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.  
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'''To search by index:'''<br>
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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.
  
==== Using the Information ====
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=== Using the Information ===
  
 
Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information.  
 
Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information.  
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When you have found your ancestor, the following will aid you in your research:  
 
When you have found your ancestor, the following will aid you in your research:  
  
*Use the place of birth to find a birth record  
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*Use the place of birth to find a birth record.
*Use the religion mentioned in your ancestors record to search for church records
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*Use the religion mentioned in your ancestors record to search for church records.
  
 
Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.  
 
Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.  
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ===
  
 
If you haven't found information, consider the following tips to help further your research:  
 
If you haven't found information, consider the following tips to help further your research:  
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For more information on how to use the collection, go to [[Canada Census]] and [[Canada Vital Records]].  
 
For more information on how to use the collection, go to [[Canada Census]] and [[Canada Vital Records]].  
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[[Canada History Links]]
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*[[Canada Historic Maps]]
 
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Canadian Census at Library and Archives Canada]  
 
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Canadian Census at Library and Archives Canada]  
 
*[http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Canadian Censuses on AutomatedGenealogy.com]  
 
*[http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Canadian Censuses on AutomatedGenealogy.com]  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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*[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]  
 
*[[Canada Census]]  
 
*[[Canada Census]]  
 
*[[Canada Church Records]]  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citations for this Collection ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Department of Agriculture. Public Archive, Ottawa, Ontario.}}<br><br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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Latest revision as of 16:29, 25 February 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871; however, the ages given in the census were to be the ages at their next birthday.

The records include an index with images of mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario.

The schedules consist of large preprinted forms filled in by the census enumerators. The forms are printed in French.

Following the Constitution Act, 1867, census taking became a federal mandate. The first census was set for 1871 and every ten years thereafter.

Enumeration was by census district, except for Prince Edward Island, which was enumerated by lot number. Census districts were voting districts, not counties, although most have the same names as counties. For the most part, census districts were synonymous with cities and counties, and sub districts were synonymous with towns, townships, and city wards. Villages, small towns, and parishes were generally enumerated as part of the township in which they were located. Census district and county boundaries were not always the same.

Mortality schedules are a national level file of death registers. Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information. Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.

Record Content

Mortality schedule records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Year of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status
  • Date of death
  • Religion

How to Use the Record

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, and what to do if no record is found.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, family relationships and approximate year and place of death.

Search the Collection

To search by index:
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.

Using the Information

Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information.

When you have found your ancestor, the following will aid you in your research:

  • Use the place of birth to find a birth record.
  • Use the religion mentioned in your ancestors record to search for church records.

Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

If you haven't found information, consider the following tips to help further your research:

  • Your ancestor might have lived in a different place from where you were looking for the death.
  • Your ancestor may have used a nickname or a different surname, or the registrar spelled the name wrong. See Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records.
  • Your ancestor might have lived at a slightly different time from the years you were looking.
  • Not every death was registered.

For more information on how to use the collection, go to Canada Census and Canada Vital Records.

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Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Department of Agriculture. Public Archive, Ottawa, Ontario.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871.

 

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