Nova Scotia Census 1861 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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This census was taken in 1861.<br>
 
This census was taken in 1861.<br>
== How to Use the Records<br>  ==
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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>
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== Record Description<br> ==
== Record Description<br> ==
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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.<br>  
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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.<br>
  
 
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*Profession  
 
*Profession  
 
*Family members
 
*Family members
== Record History<br> ==
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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.<br>  
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== How to Use the 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>
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== Record History<br> ==
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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.<br>
  
 
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
 
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
  
Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.<br>  
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Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.<br>
  
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
=== 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.<br>
 
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.<br>
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Canada_Census#Colonial.2C_Provincial.2C_and_Local_Censuses Canada Census]  
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Canada_Census#Colonial.2C_Provincial.2C_and_Local_Censuses Canada Census]  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71  
 
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71  
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
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*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023  
 
*Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Census index page. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. George Hart, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, polling district 09, abstract number 1, line number 39, film number 865081.
 
*Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Census index page. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. George Hart, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, polling district 09, abstract number 1, line number 39, film number 865081.
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== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
"Census of Canada, 1861," database, FamilySearch; from Canada. Board of Registration and Statistics. "Census of Canada, 1861," Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. FHL microfilm, 296 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
  
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"Census of Canada, 1861," database, FamilySearch; from Canada. Board of Registration and Statistics. "Census of Canada, 1861," Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. FHL microfilm, 296 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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[[Category:Nova_Scotia]] [[Category:Canada_census]]
 
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Contents

Style Guide

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Collection Time Period

This census was taken in 1861.

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 the Records

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.

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.

Related Web Sites

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

Related Wiki Articles

Canada Census

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above. Examples of citations:

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
  • Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Census index page. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. George Hart, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, polling district 09, abstract number 1, line number 39, film number 865081.

How Has This Article Helped You?

Send us your story

Style Guide

For guidelines to use in creating wiki articles that describe collections of images and indexes produced by FamilySearch, see: FamilySearch Wiki: Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages

Sources of Information for This Collection:

"Census of Canada, 1861," database, FamilySearch; from Canada. Board of Registration and Statistics. "Census of Canada, 1861," Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. FHL microfilm, 296 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections