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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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| CID = CID2023280
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| title = Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870
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| location = Canada
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| LOC_01 = Manitoba
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| record_type = Census Index
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| start_year = 1831
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| end_year = 1870
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| language = English
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Canada]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=303&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Manitoba%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Acensus FamilySearch Library Catalog]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Manitoba Genealogy|Manitoba]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Manitoba|Manitoba History]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Manitoba Census]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Manitoba Online Genealogy Records]]
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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 = [[Canada Historic Maps]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census/Province.jsp?province=MB 1901 Census Manitoba]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://web.archive.org/web/20021001181711/http://www.televar.com/~gmorin/27rrs.htm 1827 Red River Settlement Census]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/ Archives of Hudson’s Bay]
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| RW_URL_04 =  
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| custodian = [http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/ Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg]
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Manitoba Index du recensement
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== What is in this Collection? ==
  
== Record Description ==
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These records include card indexes to census records returns of Manitoba (Red River Settlement), Canada, from the years '''1831-1856''', taken by the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the '''1870''' provincial census of Manitoba taken under the direction of Canada's Department of Agriculture. The names are listed in alphabetical order. A complete census return is available from the Public Archives of Canada (MG9 E3, Volume3). The first several images of these census collections may include statistical information cards.
  
This collection includes records from the years 1831-1870.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
The records include card indexes to census records from the years 1831-1856 taken by the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the 1870 provincial census of Manitoba.
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|CID=CID2023280
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| title = Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870
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The censuses for 1827-1856 were taken by the Hudson Bay Company. The 1870 provincial census was taken under the direction of Canada's Department of Agriculture.
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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The '''Pre-1870''' returns of Manitoba (Red River Settlement) census list:
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*Heads of households
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*Age
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*Residence
  
The first census of Manitoba with names of each member of the household was taken in 1870. There is a surname index to this census. Census returns for Manitoba with names of each member of the household were also taken in 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911.
 
  
The pre-1870 census returns of Manitoba (Red River Settlement) list the heads of households and some other information such as, age, religion, country of birth, married or widowed, number of sons and daughters, and agricultural data (for example, the number of livestock, the number of buildings, and the number of acres under cultivation). Almost all of these censuses were taken by the Hudson’s Bay Company.
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The '''1870'''  returns of Manitoba (Red River Settlement) list:
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* Heads of households
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*Age
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*Residence
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*Birthplace
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*Race
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*Marital status
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*Name of spouse
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*Age of spouse
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*Children's names and ages
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* Religion
  
For a list of records by alphabet and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2023280/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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There is a surname index to this census. Census returns for Manitoba with names of each member of the household were also taken in '''1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911'''.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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<gallery caption="Manitoba Pre-1870 Census Samples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="2">
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Image:Manitoba_Census_Indexes_1831-1870_PPQ_11-1529_DGS_5615970_10.jpg|Head of Household
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Image:Manitoba_Census_Indexes_1831-1870_PPQ_11-1529_DGS_5615970_11.jpg|Family Member Index Card
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</gallery>
  
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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<gallery caption="Manitoba 1870 Census Samples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Manitoba_Census_Indexes_1831-1870_CID_2023280_DGS_5616971_22_22.jpg|Head of Household Index Card
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Image:Manitoba_Census_indexes_1831-1870_CID_2023280_DGS5616971_23.jpg|Family Member Index Card
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Image:Manitoba_Census_Indexes_1831-1870_PPQ_11-1529_DGS_5615971_23.jpg|Head of Household Index Card
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</gallery>
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Manitoba, Census Indexes, 1831-1870." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg.}}
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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 place of residence
  
[[Manitoba Census Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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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/2023280/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''Film Number'''
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# Select '''Surname Range'''
  
=== Record Content  ===
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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.
  
<gallery>
 
Image:Manitoba Census Indexes DGS 5615971 117.jpg|Census Index Card
 
</gallery>
 
  
The census records in this collection may contain the following information:
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*Place and date of birth  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Name of spouse  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
*Relationship to the head of household
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*Carefully examine all the information on the index card; this will give you more information to add to your family records.
*Age at the time of census
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*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date to find a birth and death record.
*Household number and page number
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*Use the name of spouse to locate a marriage record.
*Citizenship
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*Search for the family in the additional census records.
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*Use the information to find other records such as christening, civil court and land 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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*[[Manitoba Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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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 [[Manitoba, Canada Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Manitoba Archives and Libraries]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=303&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Manitoba%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Acensus FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
 
  
*Name of ancestor
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==Citing this Collection==
*Approximate year and place of residence
 
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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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>
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Index Year”<br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Surname Range” which will take you to the images.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Manitoba, Census Indexes, 1831-1870." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg.}}
  
Look at the images one by one 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.
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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==== Using the Information  ====
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|title=Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870
 
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Carefully examine all the information on the index card, this will give you more information to add to your family records.
 
 
 
'''For example:'''  
 
 
 
*You can use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
 
*Find out where your ancestor was born, which will help you in locating the vital record for that individual.
 
 
 
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
 
 
 
These records are in French. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki article:
 
 
 
*[[French Wordlist]]
 
 
 
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
 
 
 
*Try searching through the birth registers, that will aid you in finding the birthplace, name of the ancestor recorded, and the residence of the ancestor as well.
 
*If you can't find your ancestors in this collection, try searching through the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927164 Canadian Census] collections.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/ Archives of Manitoba]
 
*[http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/ Archives of Hudson’s Bay]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Manitoba Census]]
 
*[[Canadian Censuses Online]]
 
 
 
== 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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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[[Manitoba_Census_Indexes,_1831-1870_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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Record Description
Record Type Census Index
Collection years 1831-1870
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg


What is in this Collection?

These records include card indexes to census records returns of Manitoba (Red River Settlement), Canada, from the years 1831-1856, taken by the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the 1870 provincial census of Manitoba taken under the direction of Canada's Department of Agriculture. The names are listed in alphabetical order. A complete census return is available from the Public Archives of Canada (MG9 E3, Volume3). The first several images of these census collections may include statistical information cards.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The Pre-1870 returns of Manitoba (Red River Settlement) census list:

  • Heads of households
  • Age
  • Residence


The 1870 returns of Manitoba (Red River Settlement) list:

  • Heads of households
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Birthplace
  • Race
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse
  • Age of spouse
  • Children's names and ages
  • Religion

There is a surname index to this census. Census returns for Manitoba with names of each member of the household were also taken in 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911.

Collection Content

Sample Images

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 place of residence

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Film Number
  2. Select Surname Range

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?

  • Carefully examine all the information on the index card; this will give you more information to add to your family records.
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date to find a birth and death record.
  • Use the name of spouse to locate a marriage record.
  • Search for the family in the additional census records.
  • Use the information to find other records such as christening, civil court and land 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 Manitoba, Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the Manitoba 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

"Manitoba, Census Indexes, 1831-1870." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Provincial Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking 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 Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870.


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