Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Canada, Upper 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 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in this Collection?
This collection contains records for 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.
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
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?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The place where your ancestor lived.
- The names of other family members.
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
When you have located your ancestor’s census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse Images" on the initial search page
⇒ 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?
When you have located your ancestor’s census record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- 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, What Now?
- Try searching again using variations of the name or possible nicknames your ancestor may have used.
Known Issues with This Collection
| Problems with this collection?|
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, 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.|
|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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