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''[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Brunswick Genealogy|New Brunswick]]''
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| title = New Brunswick Census, 1861  
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| location = Canada  
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| LOC_01 = New Brunswick
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| record_type = Census
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| start_year = 1861
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| end_year = 1861
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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&query=%2Bkeywords%3ANew%20%2Bkeywords%3ABrunswick Online FamilySearch Catalog Keyword] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[New Brunswick Genealogy|New Brunswick]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[New Brunswick Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[New Brunswick Census|New Brunswick Census]]
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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_10 = 
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://nb.canadagenweb.org/ New Brunswick Gen Web]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.nbgs.ca/ New Brunswick Genealogical Society]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbcampob/camp1.htm Campobello, New Brunswick Census Index]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/pugsley/IMAGES/2%20-%2072%20DPI%20JPGs/Pugs50.jpg East Canada and New Brunswick map]
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| custodian = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in this Collection? ==
  
 
This census was taken in 1861 for the census year 1860  
 
This census was taken in 1861 for the census year 1860  
  
Census schedules were taken on large sheets of paper with preprinted rows and columns. They are bound into volumes, arranged by county, then by district.  
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Census schedules were taken on large sheets of paper with pre-printed rows and columns. They are bound into volumes, arranged by county, then by district.  
  
 
This collection contains the 1861 census for the province of New Brunswick. At this time New Brunswick was considered a separate colony from the rest of the old Province of Canada. This census was created separately and differs from the form used in the other areas of the Province of Canada. Census takers were asked to record information about all those who were in each household on the census day. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information he collected was supposed to be about the people who were in the house on the census day.  
 
This collection contains the 1861 census for the province of New Brunswick. At this time New Brunswick was considered a separate colony from the rest of the old Province of Canada. This census was created separately and differs from the form used in the other areas of the Province of Canada. Census takers were asked to record information about all those who were in each household on the census day. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information he collected was supposed to be about the people who were in the house on the census day.  
  
 
The recording of names for the 1861 New Brunswick census was by census district. For the most part, census districts were identical with cities and counties, and sub districts were identical 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 and there were many variations from location to location.  
 
The recording of names for the 1861 New Brunswick census was by census district. For the most part, census districts were identical with cities and counties, and sub districts were identical 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 and there were many variations from location to location.  
 
The accuracy of the census depended on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the enumerator. Realize that the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or even by a neighbor.
 
  
 
Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.  
 
Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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This census records the birthplace or ethnic origin for each person, along with his or her age, and other personal information. Since the census attempted to record all the people living in a household, it may identify individuals for whom other records simply do not exist.
  
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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The accuracy of the census depended on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the enumerator. Realize that the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or even by a neighbor.  
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== Collection Content ==
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
{{Collection citation | text= "New Brunswick recensement, 1861." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.}}
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Records usually contain the following information:  
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
These records usually contain the following information:  
 
  
 
*Full name of family members  
 
*Full name of family members  
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*Religion
 
*Religion
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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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 names of other family members.
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1325208?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page:]'''<br>
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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.
  
*Name of ancestor
 
*Approximate year of birth and place of birth
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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When you have located your ancestor’s census 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.
  
For searching in the index:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
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*Use the age to calculate the year of birth. When calculated, you can search within the [[New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)]], or the [[New Brunswick Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]. You can also use the year of birth, to help you find the names of the parents in the birth record.  
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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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
 
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*Try searching again using variations of the name or nicknames.
==== Using the Information  ====
 
 
 
*Use the age to calculate the year of birth. When calculated, you can search within the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1726660 New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations collection], or the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1805645 New Brunswick, Births and Baptisms]. You can also use the year of birth, to help you find the names of the parents in the birth record.
 
 
 
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
 
 
 
*Check for spelling errors in your search.  
 
 
*Search for the name of the spouse (if your ancestor was married) instead of your ancestor's name.
 
*Search for the name of the spouse (if your ancestor was married) instead of your ancestor's name.
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
This census records the birthplace or ethnic origin for each person, along with his or her age, and other personal information. Since the census attempted to record all the people living in a household, it may identify individuals for whom other records simply do not exist.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually. <br><br> '''Collection Citation'''<br>
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "New Brunswick Census, 1861." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.}} <br>
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbcampob/camp1.htm Campobello, New Brunswick Census Index]
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):  
 
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== 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]].
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1861-1861
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa


What is in this Collection?

This census was taken in 1861 for the census year 1860


Census schedules were taken on large sheets of paper with pre-printed rows and columns. They are bound into volumes, arranged by county, then by district.

This collection contains the 1861 census for the province of New Brunswick. At this time New Brunswick was considered a separate colony from the rest of the old Province of Canada. This census was created separately and differs from the form used in the other areas of the Province of Canada. Census takers were asked to record information about all those who were in each household on the census day. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information he collected was supposed to be about the people who were in the house on the census day.

The recording of names for the 1861 New Brunswick census was by census district. For the most part, census districts were identical with cities and counties, and sub districts were identical 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 and there were many variations from location to location.

Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.

This census records the birthplace or ethnic origin for each person, along with his or her age, and other personal information. Since the census attempted to record all the people living in a household, it may identify individuals for whom other records simply do not exist.

The accuracy of the census depended on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the enumerator. Realize that the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or even by a neighbor.

Collection Content

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Records usually contain the following information:

  • Full name of family members
  • Gender
  • Relationships of all individuals in household to head of household
  • Age
  • Place of birth
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • 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 names of other family members.

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 census 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?

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

  • Try searching again using variations of the name or nicknames.
  • Search for the name of the spouse (if your ancestor was married) instead of your ancestor's name.

Citing This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation

"New Brunswick Census, 1861." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives of Canada, 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 New Brunswick Census, 1861.

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.

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