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== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871; however, the ages given in the census were to be the ages at their next birthday.
 
 
 
The schedules consist of large preprinted forms filled in by the census enumerators. The forms are printed in French.
 
 
 
Following the Constitution Act, 1867, census taking became a federal mandate. The first census was set for 1871 and every ten years thereafter. Therefore, the first national Canadian census was conducted in 1871.
 
 
 
Enumeration was by census district, except for Prince Edward Island, which was enumerated by lot number. Census districts were voting districts, not counties, although most have the same names as counties. For the most part, census districts were synonymous with cities and counties, and sub districts were synonymous with towns, townships, and city wards. Villages, small towns, and parishes were generally enumerated as part of the township in which they were located. Census district and county boundaries were not always the same.
 
  
Mortality schedules are a national level file of death registers. Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information. Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Canadian Censuses Online]] 
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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/ Canadian Censuses on AutomatedGenealogy.com]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.censusfinder.com/canada-census-records.htm Canadian Census Finder]
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== What is in 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.  
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Mortality schedules are death registers recorded at the national level, usually as part of a census. This collection consists of an index of the 1871 census mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario.  
  
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The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871, and these records cover deaths which occurred during the 12 months immediately prior to the census enumeration. The age given in the census was rounded up to what would have been the deceased’s age at his or her next birthday.  
| text =Canada Department of Agriculture. Canada Mortality Census Schedules. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.}}
 
  
== Record Content ==
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== Collection Content ==
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
These mortality schedule records may contain the following information:  
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'''Mortality schedule records''' may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Age of deceased  
 
*Age of deceased  
*Year of birth
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*Year and place of birth
*Place of birth
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*Month and place of death
 
*Marital status  
 
*Marital status  
*Date of death
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*Religion
*Religion  
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
 
 
 
*Name of ancestor
 
*Approximate year of death and place of death
 
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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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 approximate date of death.
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*The names of other family members and their relationships.
  
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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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1554429?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.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s 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.
  
Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information.  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
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*Use the death information listed to find other documents like a death certificate, obituary, mortuary record, cemetery record, or probate record.
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*Use the age to estimate a birth date. With a date and place of birth, you can search for a birth record.
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*Use the religion mentioned in the record to search for church records in the surrounding area.
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*Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual and other family members, such as parents, siblings, spouses, and children. For example, if you find a child in the mortality records, look for possible parents in the living schedules of the 1871 Census.
  
When you have found your ancestor, the following will aid you in your research:
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
 
 
*Use the place of birth to find a birth record
 
*Use the religion mentioned in your ancestors record to search for church records
 
 
 
Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.
 
 
 
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
 
 
 
If you haven't found information, consider the following tips to help further your research:
 
 
 
*Your ancestor might have lived in a different place from where you were looking for the death.
 
 
*Your ancestor may have used a nickname or a different surname, or the registrar spelled the name wrong. See [[Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records]].  
 
*Your ancestor may have used a nickname or a different surname, or the registrar spelled the name wrong. See [[Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records]].  
*Your ancestor might have lived at a slightly different time from the years you were looking.  
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*Your ancestor might have lived at a different time from the years you were looking.  
 
*Not every death was registered.
 
*Not every death was registered.
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*Try looking in a different area. Enumeration was by census/voting district or lot number, not by county. Although many census districts were synonymous with cities and counties, census district and county boundaries were not always the same.
  
For more information on how to use the collection, go to [[Canada Census]] and [[Canada Vital Records]].
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== Citing this Collection  ==
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
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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.
  
Be aware there may be inaccuracies such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Department of Agriculture. Public Archive, Ottawa, Ontario.}}<br><br>
  
== Related Websites  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 
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|CID=CID1554429
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Canadian Census at Library and Archives Canada]
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|title=Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871
*[http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Canadian Censuses on AutomatedGenealogy.com]
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*[http://www.censusfinder.com/canada-census-records.htm Canadian Census Finder]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Canada]]
 
*[[Canada Census]]
 
*[[Canada Church Records]]
 
*[[Canada Vital Records]]
 
 
 
== 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.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
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What is in this Collection?

Mortality schedules are death registers recorded at the national level, usually as part of a census. This collection consists of an index of the 1871 census mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario.

The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871, and these records cover deaths which occurred during the 12 months immediately prior to the census enumeration. The age given in the census was rounded up to what would have been the deceased’s age at his or her next birthday.

Collection Content

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Mortality schedule records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Year and place of birth
  • Month and place of death
  • Marital status
  • Religion

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 approximate date of death.
  • The names of other family members and their relationships.

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 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?

  • Use the death information listed to find other documents like a death certificate, obituary, mortuary record, cemetery record, or probate record.
  • Use the age to estimate a birth date. With a date and place of birth, you can search for a birth record.
  • Use the religion mentioned in the record to search for church records in the surrounding area.
  • Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual and other family members, such as parents, siblings, spouses, and children. For example, if you find a child in the mortality records, look for possible parents in the living schedules of the 1871 Census.

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

  • Your ancestor may have used a nickname or a different surname, or the registrar spelled the name wrong. See Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records.
  • Your ancestor might have lived at a different time from the years you were looking.
  • Not every death was registered.
  • Try looking in a different area. Enumeration was by census/voting district or lot number, not by county. Although many census districts were synonymous with cities and counties, census district and county boundaries were not always the same.

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 Mortality Schedules, 1871." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Department of Agriculture. Public Archive, 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 Mortality Schedules, 1871.

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.