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''[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]''
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|title=Canada, Lower Canada Census 1831
 
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== Record Description  ==
 
  
This Collection will include records for 1831.<br>
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{{Canada HR Infobox
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| CID = CID1834329
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| title = Canada, Lower Canada Census 1831
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| location = Canada
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| record_type = Census
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| start_year = 1831
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| end_year = 1831
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| language = English, [[French Word List|French]]
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| title_language =  Canada, recensement du Bas-Canada
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Canada]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=299&query=%2Bplace%3ACanada%20%2Bkeywords%3Acensus 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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| FS_URL_10 = [[Lower Canada Census, 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Lower Canada Census 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/98-187-x/4064809-eng.htm Censuses of Canada 1665 to 1871]
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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://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/can/quebec/stgcensus1831.shtml Canadian census records for Valcartier, Quebec]
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| custodian =[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx Public Archives, Ontario]
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This record consists of an index and images of census records for Lower Canada, more recently called the province of Quebec. Census returns are recorded on large sheets of paper that are divided into rows and columns. The schedules were arranged by province, then further divided into census districts and subdistricts.
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1834329/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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This collection includes census records for 1831.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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These records include an index and images of census records for Lower Canada, more recently called the province of Quebec. Census returns are recorded on large sheets of paper that are divided into rows and columns. The schedules were arranged by province, then further divided into census districts and sub-districts.
  
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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===To Browse This Collection===
  
{{Collection citation
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
| text=Lower Canada. Canada, Lower Canada Census 1831. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.}}  
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|title=Canada, Lower Census, 1831
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|CID= CID1834329
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}}  
  
== Record Content  ==
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
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'''Censuses''' usually include:  
Image:Lower Canada Census, 1831 DGS 4569587 58.jpg|Lower Canada Census
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
These records usually contain the following information:  
 
  
 
*Name of Head of each Family  
 
*Name of Head of each Family  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Number of Inhabitants  
 
*Number of Inhabitants  
*Locality/Sub-district
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*County/District
*County/District  
 
*Volume Number
 
*DGS Number
 
*Page Number
 
*Image Number
 
*Title
 
*Reference
 
*Microfilm Reel Number
 
  
 
Other genealogical facts include:  
 
Other genealogical facts include:  
  
 
*Produce raised in the course of last year  
 
*Produce raised in the course of last year  
*Number of Livestock
 
 
*Number of Buildings in the county  
 
*Number of Buildings in the county  
 
*Males (Number of Scholars in college)  
 
*Males (Number of Scholars in college)  
*Females (Number of Scholars in college)  
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*Females (Number of Scholars in college)
*The names of persons by whom the Return has been made for each county
 
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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{{Incomplete Image Translations}}
  
*Name of resident
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*Place of birth
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Image:Lower Canada Census 1831 DGS 4569587 92.jpg|Census record Example
 
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</gallery>
==== Search the Collection ====
 
 
 
To search this collection using the index:
 
 
 
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.
 
  
To search this collection using the browse:
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== How Do I Search the Collection?==
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1834329 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
  
To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the ''“County/District”'' category<br>⇒Select the ''“Locality/Sub-district”'' category which will take you to the images.
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1834329/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''County/District'''
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# Select '''Locality/Sub-district'''  
  
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
 
  
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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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor  ====
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:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1834329 Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
When you have found the information that you are looking for you can:
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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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*Try looking for your ancestors in other [[Canada Census|Canadian Censuses]].
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, land and death 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.
  
*Calculate the age on the census for an approximate birth date
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
*Find out the father's occupation, that will help you in searching for a full birth date and place for your ancestor
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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%3Acensus FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
==== General Information About These Records ====
 
  
Canadian census records are the best source for quickly identifying a family group and their residence. Use the residence, birthplace, and age given in the census to search other record types.
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== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Lower Canada Census 1831 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Lower Canada Census 1831 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
*[http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/98-187-x/4064809-eng.htm Censuses of Canada 1665 to 1871]
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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. <br><br> '''Collection Citation'''<br>
*[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/can/quebec/stgcensus1831.shtml Canadian census records for Valcartier, Quebec]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831" Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Library and Archives. Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.}}
  
*[[Canada|Canada]]
 
*[[Canada Census]]
 
*[[Lower Canada Census 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Collection)]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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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'''[[Canada,_Lower_Census,_1831_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection &nbsp;  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831," database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VVMQ-LB6&nbsp;: accessed 2 May 2012), Daniel Norton, Stanbridge, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada; Lower Canada Census Records, 1831.Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
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[[Category:Canada Census]]
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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1831-1831
Languages English, French
Title in the Language Canada, recensement du Bas-Canada
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Public Archives, Ontario


What Is in the Collection?

This collection includes census records for 1831.

These records include an index and images of census records for Lower Canada, more recently called the province of Quebec. Census returns are recorded on large sheets of paper that are divided into rows and columns. The schedules were arranged by province, then further divided into census districts and sub-districts.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Canada, Lower Census, 1831.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Censuses usually include:

  • Name of Head of each Family
  • Occupation
  • Number of Inhabitants
  • County/District

Other genealogical facts include:

  • Produce raised in the course of last year
  • Number of Buildings in the county
  • Males (Number of Scholars in college)
  • Females (Number of Scholars in college)

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select County/District
  2. Select Locality/Sub-district

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?

  • Try looking for your ancestors in other Canadian Censuses.
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, land and death 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


Known Issues With This Collection

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki 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, Lower Canada Census, 1831" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Library and Archives. Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831.


Image Citation

When looking at an image, the citation is found 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, Lower Canada Census, 1831.


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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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