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Access the records: Canada, Lower Canada Census 1831 .
This collection will include records for 1831.
This record consists of an index and images of census records for Lower Canada, more recently called the province of Quebec. Census returns are recorded on large sheets of paper that are divided into rows and columns. The schedules were arranged by province, then further divided into census districts and subdistricts.
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Citation for This Collection
- "Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Library and Archives. Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.
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These records usually contain the following information:
- Name of Head of each Family
- Number of Inhabitants
Other genealogical facts include:
- Produce raised in the course of last year
- Number of Buildings in the county
- Males (Number of Scholars in college)
- Females (Number of Scholars in college)
How to Use the Record
To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of resident
- Approximate year and 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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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 and misinterpretation 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.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831," database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VVMQ-LB6: accessed 2 May 2012), Daniel Norton, Stanbridge, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada; Lower Canada Census Records, 1831.Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
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