Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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You should have this information before searching the indexes:  
  
*Ancestor's name
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*Ancestor's name  
*Residence of the ancestor
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*Residence of the ancestor  
*Name and age of spouse/child
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*Name and age of spouse/child  
 
*Place of birth
 
*Place of birth
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If you can't find the ancestor that you are looking for, try the following:
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*Check the Canada Census collections for the residence of your ancestor. This will give you an idea where the ancestor is living in Manitoba, or if he/she is not residing in Manitoba at the time of the census.
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page, ⇒Select the “Index Year” ⇒Select the “Surname Range” which will take you to the images.  
 
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page, ⇒Select the “Index Year” ⇒Select the “Surname Range” which will take you to the images.  

Revision as of 19:29, 2 July 2012

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Please add the title in French here.

Record Description

This collection contains card indexes to census records from the years 1831-1856.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Public Archives of Canada. Manitoba Census Indexes. Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in the Census Indexes may include the following information:

  • Place and date of birth
  • Name of spouse
  • Relationship to the head of household
  • Age at the time of census
  • Household number and page number

How to Use the Record

You should have this information before searching the indexes:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Residence of the ancestor
  • Name and age of spouse/child
  • Place of birth

If you can't find the ancestor that you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check the Canada Census collections for the residence of your ancestor. This will give you an idea where the ancestor is living in Manitoba, or if he/she is not residing in Manitoba at the time of the census.


To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page, ⇒Select the “Index Year” ⇒Select the “Surname Range” 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Manitoba Census

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.

When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 3.