Canada, Lower Census, 1831 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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This collection will include records for 1831.
These records includes 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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Records usually contain the following information:
- Name of Head of each Family
- Number of Inhabitants
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)
How to Use the Record
To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of resident
- Approximate year and place of residence
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.
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate “County/District”
⇒Select the appropriate “Locality/Sub-district” which will take 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.
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.
|FHL Place Canada, Quebec items or FHL Keyword Canada, Quebec items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Canada Archives and Libraries.|
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- Canada History Links
- Canada Historic Maps
- Censuses of Canada 1665 to 1871
- Canadian census records for Valcartier, Quebec
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Citation for 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.
- "Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Library and Archives. Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.