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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 records include an index with images of mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
 
 
 
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.  
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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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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.
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== What Is in This Collection? ==
  
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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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.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
  
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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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
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'''Mortality schedule records''' usually include:  
{{Collection citation | text= "Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871" Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Agriculture. Public Archive, Ottawa, Ontario.}}
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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
 
 
*Religion
 
*Religion
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
  
To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1554429 Collection Page].
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
*Name of ancestor
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Approximate year and place of death
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
  
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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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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 information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and marriage records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Canada Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
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 Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French versions.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Canada Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Canada Archives and Libraries]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=299&query=%2Bplace%3ACanada%20%2Bkeywords%3Adeath FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
When you have found your ancestor, the following will aid you in your research:
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== Citing This Collection  ==
  
*Use the place of birth to find a birth record  
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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.
*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.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of Agriculture. Public Archive, Ottawa, Ontario.}}<br><br>
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 
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|CID=CID1554429
If you haven't found information, consider the following tips to help further your research:
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*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 might have lived at a slightly different time from the years you were looking.
 
*Not every death was registered.
 
 
 
For more information on how to use the collection, go to [[Canada Census]] and [[Canada Vital Records]].
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Canadian Census at Library and Archives Canada]
 
*[http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Canadian Censuses on AutomatedGenealogy.com]
 
*[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  ==
 
  
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== 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.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Mortality schedule records usually include:

  • 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?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

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 information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and marriage records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French versions.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the Canada Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

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 2017. 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.


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