Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842 .
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|Title in the Language||Canada, recensement du Bas-Canada|
|Public Archives, Ontario|
- 1 What is in this Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Known Issues with This Collection
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in this Collection?
This collection covers the 1842 census. Census returns are recorded on large sheets of paper that are divided into rows and columns. The schedules were arranged by locality. The records are mostly in English with some in French.
This census was created to record and enumerate the population in the British-controlled parts of Canada.
The Lower Canada census was created to enumerate the population. Although the first national Canadian census did not occur until 1871, many local and colonial censuses were taken before this date. The Lower Canada Census 1842 is an example of a census created before the confederation of Canada in 1867.
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Census records usually contain the following information:
- Name of the head of each family
- Whether or not proprietor of real property
- Whether or not entitled to vote
- Profession, occupation or trade of head of family
- Total number of persons living in each family
- Total number, male and female, temporarily absent
How Do I Search the Collection?
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page.
See Images, in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
Once you've reached the browse page, follow these instructions to get to the images:
⇒ Select the appropriate "County/District"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Locality/Sub-district," which will take you to the images.
Whether you search by index or image, individually compare each record's information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if it relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?
- Try looking for your ancestor in other Canadian Censuses.
- Use the information from the census to locate other records for your ancestor, such as birth or marriage.
What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
- Try searching again using variations of the name or possible nicknames your ancestor may have used.
Known Issues with This Collection
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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
Citing This Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Library and Archives. Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
|The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842.|
|The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842.|
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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