Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1842 - 1842
Languages English, French
Title in the Language Canada, recensement du Bas-Canada
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Public Archives, Ontario


What is in this Collection?

This collection contains records from the census year 1842.

These records include an index and images of census records for the modern province of Ontario.

During the year 1841, Upper Canada was renamed Canada West, and Lower Canada was renamed to Canada East. The two named jurisdictions are also known as the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

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

Sample Images

Census records for the Upper Canada Census, 1842 collection may contain 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)
  • Persons in the family five years and under

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 takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image 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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?

  • 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 support@familysearch.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.

Collection Citation:

"Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Public Archives of Canada, 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, Upper Canada Census, 1842.

Image Citation:

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, Upper Canada Census, 1842.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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