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This collection contains card indexes to census records from the years 1831-1856.
Citation for This Collection
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- Public Archives of Canada. Manitoba Census Indexes. Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg.
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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
Using the Information
Carefully examine all the information on the index card, this will give you more information to add to your family records.
- You can use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
- Find out where your ancestor was born, which will help you in locating the vital record for that individual.
- If listed, you can find the occupation of the individual thus allowing you to look into employment, school or military records.
If you are not finding the information that you are looking for:
- Try searching through the birth registers, that will aid you in finding the birthplace and the name of the ancestor recorded, and will aid you in finding the residence of the ancestor as well.
- If you can't find your ancestors in this collection, try searching through the Canadian census collection. That will help you find the page number as well as some family members.
Searching 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.
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.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection
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“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.
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