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Record Description

This collection includes an index and images of census records for the modern province of Ontario.

For a list of records by localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

British Archives. Upper Canada Census, 1842. British Columbia Information Management and Services. British Columbia, Canada

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in the 1842 Upper Canada Census may include the following information:

  • Name of the head of each family
  • Proprietor (the owner) of Real Property (deeded, not deeded or no property)
  • Non-Proprietor of Real Property
  • Tenant entitled to vote at any election
  • Tenants trade or profession
  • Total number of inmates
  • Number of persons belonging to the family temporarily absent
  • Number of natives belonging to each family (England, Ireland, Scotland, French Canadians, British Canadians, Europeans, Americans)
  • Number of Aliens not naturalized
  • Persons in the family five years and under

How to Use the Record

When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The name and surname of the person
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The name of the parents or spouse

Search the Collection

To search the collection using the index:

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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search the collection using the images:

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "County/District" category
⇒ Select the "Locality/Sub-district" category which takes you to the images

Look at each image 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This 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 Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.


 

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