Lower Canada Census, 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1834340/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1834340/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
This census was created to record and ennumerate the population in the British controlled parts of Canada. 
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This census was created to record and ennumerate the population in the British controlled parts of Canada.
  
 
The Lower Canada census was created to enumerate the population. Although the first national Canadian census did not occur until 1871, many local and colonial censuses were taken before this date. The Lower Canada Census 1842 is an example of a census created before the confederation of Canada in 1867.  
 
The Lower Canada census was created to enumerate the population. Although the first national Canadian census did not occur until 1871, many local and colonial censuses were taken before this date. The Lower Canada Census 1842 is an example of a census created before the confederation of Canada in 1867.  
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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.  
 
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.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Library and Archives. Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.}}
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{{Collection citation | text= "Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Library and Archives. Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.}}  
  
 
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These records&nbsp;usually contain the following information:  
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These records usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of the head of each family  
 
*Name of the head of each family  
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
  
*Name of head of household  
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*Name of head of household
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*Approximate year of residence and place if residence
 
*Number of family members
 
*Number of family members
  
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
  
To search this collection using the index:
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To search this collection using the 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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
  
To search this collection by image:
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To search this collection by image:  
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br>
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "County/District"<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Locality/Sub-district" which will take you to the images.  
⇒ Select the appropriate "County/District"<br>
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⇒ Select the appropriate "Locality/Sub-district" which will take you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
  
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====

Revision as of 15:57, 25 March 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842 .

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Canada, recensement du Bas-Canada

Record Description

This collection covers the 1842 census. Census returns are recorded on large sheets of paper that are divided into rows and columns. The schedules were arranged by locality. The records are mostly in English with some in French.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

This census was created to record and ennumerate the population in the British controlled parts of Canada.

The Lower Canada census was created to enumerate the population. Although the first national Canadian census did not occur until 1871, many local and colonial censuses were taken before this date. The Lower Canada Census 1842 is an example of a census created before the confederation of Canada in 1867.

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, Lower Canada Census, 1842" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Library and Archives. Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the head of each family
  • Whether or not proprietor of real property
  • Whether or not entitled to vote
  • Profession, occupation or trade of head of family
  • Total number of persons living in each family
  • Total number, male and female, temporarily absent

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of head of household
  • Approximate year of residence and place if residence
  • Number of family members

Search the Collection

To search this collection using the 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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

To search this collection by image:

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate "County/District"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Locality/Sub-district" which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Tips to Keep in Mind

Be aware there may be inaccuracies such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

General Information About These Records

Canadian census records are the best source for quickly identifying a family group and their residence. Use the residence, birthplace, and age given in the census to search other record types. This census only records the name of the head of household, but that information can be used to identify family groups and verify information found in other sources.

Known Issues with This Collection

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