Nova Scotia Census 1861 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This census records the birthplace for each person, along with his or her age, and other personal information. Since the census attempted to record all the people living in a household, it may identify individuals for whom other records simply do not exist.<br>
 
This census records the birthplace for each person, along with his or her age, and other personal information. Since the census attempted to record all the people living in a household, it may identify individuals for whom other records simply do not exist.<br>
  
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Canada. Nova Scotia. Census returns for Nova Scotia, 1861. Microfilm. Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Nova Scotia Census 1861 .

Contents

Collection Time Period

This census was taken in 1861.

Record History

The Census contains the 1861 census for the province of Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia census day was March 30th, 1860. Census takers were asked to record information about all those who were in each household on the census day, as well as any who have died since that day. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information he collected was supposed to be about the people who were in the house on the census day. Enumeration was by census district. 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 subdistricts 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, and there were many variations from location to location.

Why this Record Was Created

Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.

Record Reliability

The accuracy of the census depended on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the enumerator. Realize that the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or even by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.

Record Description

Census schedules were taken on large sheets of paper with preprinted rows and columns. They are bound into volumes, arranged by county, then by township and enumeration district.

Record Content

  • Key genealogical facts found in the 1861 Nova Scotia Census are:
  • Name
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Race
  • Residence
  • Profession
  • Family members

How to Use this Record

This census records the birthplace for each person, along with his or her age, and other personal information. Since the census attempted to record all the people living in a household, it may identify individuals for whom other records simply do not exist.

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

Canada Census

Sources of This Collection

Canada. Nova Scotia. Census returns for Nova Scotia, 1861. Microfilm. Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.


How to Cite Your Sources

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)