Thursday, September 1, 2011

1871 Census of Canada is now Free

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter had big news today (link to article

1871 Canadian Census now Available Online
 Library and Archives Canada has placed the 1871 census online. 1871 marked the first regularly scheduled collection of national statistics. The information covers the four provinces that were part of the Dominion of Canada in 1871: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.
The online database provides digitized images of original census returns featuring the name, age, country or province of birth, nationality, religion, and occupation of Canada's residents at the time. The database is searchable by nominal information such as Name, Given Name (s) and Age, and/or geographical information such as Province, District Name, District Number, and Sub-district Number.

The 1871 Canadian Census is available free of charge at:
You can learn more about the 1871 census at

[Until now this census was only fully available through by subscription and at Family History Centers and some public libraries. EOGN article is quoted by permission.]

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