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| title = Canada Census, 1911
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| record_type = Census
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| start_year = 1911
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Canada]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3ANew%20%2Bkeywords%3ABrunswick Online FamilySearch Catalog Keyword] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Canadian Censuses Online]] 
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Canada Census|Canada Census]] 
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| FS_URL_05 = [[How Canadian National Censuses Are Organized]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Canada Historic Maps]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Library and Archives Canada]]
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| FS_URL_08 = [[Canada History Links]]
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| FS_URL_09 = [[Find Ancestors in Canadian Census Records All Years|Find Ancestors in Canadian Census Records All Years]] 
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1851/Pages/about-census.aspx Canada Census, 1851]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/pages/census.aspx Library and Archives Canada]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://globalgenealogy.com/countries/canada/searchable-data.htm Searchable Online Data Canadian Genealogy and History] 
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/ 1911 Census of Canada Indexing Project] 
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/about-census.aspx The Canada 1911 Census at the National Archives of Canada]
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| custodian = [http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx Public Archives, Ontario]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in this Collection? ==
  
 
Enumeration for the 1911 census began 1 June 1911.  
 
Enumeration for the 1911 census began 1 June 1911.  
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These records include population schedules of the census. They also contain indexes to population schedules of the census. The official census date was June 1st. The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871, and every five years since 1971.  
 
These records include population schedules of the census. They also contain indexes to population schedules of the census. The official census date was June 1st. The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871, and every five years since 1971.  
  
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== Collection Content ==
 
Provinces in Canada were divided into districts, which were then subdivided into sub-districts. Each district received a number and each sub-district was assigned a second number. In the more-populated areas of Canada, schedule 1 was used to record the residence, date of birth, immigration information occupation and other details. In the less-populated areas, schedule A1 was used to record the month of birth, age, place of birth, the marital status, and religion.  
 
Provinces in Canada were divided into districts, which were then subdivided into sub-districts. Each district received a number and each sub-district was assigned a second number. In the more-populated areas of Canada, schedule 1 was used to record the residence, date of birth, immigration information occupation and other details. In the less-populated areas, schedule A1 was used to record the month of birth, age, place of birth, the marital status, and religion.  
  
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Since the boundaries varied from census to census, it is not easy to tell which Census District an eastern Canadian township or western Canadian village was in.  
 
Since the boundaries varied from census to census, it is not easy to tell which Census District an eastern Canadian township or western Canadian village was in.  
  
== Record Content  ==
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Please note that most of the records in this collection are in English but the collection also contains some French records.
  
Census records may contain the following information:  
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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'''Census records''' may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of each person in family  
 
*Name of each person in family  
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*Date of birth  
 
*Date of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
*Year of immigration
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*Gender
*Year of naturalization
 
*Nationality
 
*Religion
 
*Occupation
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The place where your ancestor lived.
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*The names of other family members.
  
To search the collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2143998?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page:]'''<br>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.
  
*Name of ancestor
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*Approximate year of residence
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When you have located your ancestor’s birthcensus 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.
*Place of residence
 
  
=== Search the Collection  ===
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Try search for your ancestor in other Canadian censuses. To learn more, visit the [[Canada Census]] wiki page.
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Try using spelling variations of the name when searching for your ancestor. Don't forget to also try searching possible nicknames your ancestor may have used.
  
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.
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== Citing This Collection  ==
  
<br> Keep in mind:
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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.
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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'''Collection Citation:'''<br> {{Collection citation| text = “Canada Census, 1911.” Database. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.}}<br><br>
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
  
=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 
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|CID=CID2143998
*Most of the records in this collection are in English, the collection also contains some French records.
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|title=Canada Census, 1911
 
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== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1911/index-e.htm The Canada 1911 Census at the National Archives of Canada]
 
*[http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/ 1911 Census of Canada Indexing Project]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Canada Census]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}  
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?  ==
  
{{Collection citation| text = “Canada Census, 1911.” Index. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.}}
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{{Contributor_invite}}

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1911-1911
Languages English, French
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Public Archives, Ontario


What is in this Collection?

Enumeration for the 1911 census began 1 June 1911.

These records include population schedules of the census. They also contain indexes to population schedules of the census. The official census date was June 1st. The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871, and every five years since 1971.

Collection Content

Provinces in Canada were divided into districts, which were then subdivided into sub-districts. Each district received a number and each sub-district was assigned a second number. In the more-populated areas of Canada, schedule 1 was used to record the residence, date of birth, immigration information occupation and other details. In the less-populated areas, schedule A1 was used to record the month of birth, age, place of birth, the marital status, and religion.

Census records give you details about individuals and their families. They are useful for finding people and their families at a time and place. Census records are often checked first by researchers because a large amount of information may be given about individuals within a family group.

Since the boundaries varied from census to census, it is not easy to tell which Census District an eastern Canadian township or western Canadian village was in.

Please note that most of the records in this collection are in English but the collection also contains some French records.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Census records may contain the following information:

  • Name of each person in family
  • Place of residence
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Marital status
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Gender

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:
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.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s birthcensus 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 search for your ancestor in other Canadian censuses. To learn more, visit the Canada Census wiki page.

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

  • Try using spelling variations of the name when searching for your ancestor. Don't forget to also try searching possible nicknames your ancestor may have used.

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 Census, 1911.” Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Library and 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 Census, 1911.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.