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Canadian Census Materials

The Fogler Library collection includes selected nominal censuses (door-to-door surveys by census takers) and aggregate censuses published by the Canadian government.

Nominal Censuses:        New Brunswick     Nova Scotia    Prince Edward Island   Quebec

PROVINCE YEAR SCOPE FORM
New Brunswick 1851 All New Brunswick Microfilm (6 reels)
    Albert County Printed copy
    Carleton Co. Printed copy
    Charlotte Co. Printed copy
    Kings Co. Printed copy
    Restigouche Co. Printed copy
    Saint John Co. Printed copy
    Westmoreland Co. Printed copy
    York Co. Printed copy
    Alnwick, Northumberland Co. Printed copy
    Kingston Parish, Kings Co. Printed copy
    Saint Marys, York Co. Printed copy
New Brunswick 1861 All New Brunswick Microfilm (13 reels)
    Gloucester Co. Printed copy
    Restigouche Co. Printed copy
    Alnwick, Northumberland Co. Printed copy
    Kingston Parish, Kings Co. Printed copy
    Saint Marys, York Co. Printed copy
New Brunswick 1871* All New Brunswick Microfilm (22 reels)
    Gloucester Co. Printed copy
    Restigouche Co. Printed copy
    Alnwick, Northumberland Co. Printed copy
    Kingston Parish, Kings Co. Printed copy
    Saint Marys, York Co. Printed copy
New Brunswick 1881 All New Brunswick Microfilm (10 reels)
    Gloucester Co. Printed copy
    Alnwick, Northumberland Co. Printed copy
    Kingston Parish, Kings Co. Printed copy
    Saint Marys, York Co. Printed copy
  1891 All New Brunswick Microfilm (11 reels)
  1901** All New Brunswick Microfilm (8 reels)
  1911 All New Brunswick Microfilm (6 reels)
Nova Scotia 1817 Pictou District Printed copy
  1827 All Nova Scotia Printed copy
  1851 All Nova Scotia Microfilm (6 reels)
  1861 All Nova Scotia Microfilm (11 reels)
  1871* All Nova Scotia Microfilm (32 reels)
  1881 All Nova Scotia Microfilm (13 reels)
  1891 All Nova Scotia Microfilm (15 reels)
  1901** All Nova Scotia Microfilm (10 reels)
  1911 All Nova Scotia Microfilm (10 reels)
Prince Edward Island 1841 All available districts Microfilm (1 reel)
  1861 All Prince Edward Island Microfilm (4 reels)
  1881 All Prince Edward Island Microfilm (3 reels)
  1891 All Prince Edward Island Microfilm (4 reels)
  1901** All Prince Edward Island Microfilm (3 reels)
  1911 All Prince Edward Island Microfilm (3 reels)
Quebec 1769-1830 Scattered areas Microfilm (1 reel)
  1825 Scattered areas Microfilm (2 reels)
  1831 Scattered areas Microfilm (6 reels)
  1842 Scattered areas Microfilm (9 reels)
  1851 All Quebec Microfilm (47 reels)
  1861*** All Quebec Microfilm (100 reels)
  1871* All Quebec Microfilm (102 reels)
  1881 All Quebec Microfilm (39 reels)
  1891 All Quebec Microfilm (43 reels)
  1901** All Quebec Microfilm (40 reels)
  1911 All Quebec Microfilm (36 reels)

All printed copies of nominal censuses are located in the public access area of Government Documents. All microfilm copies are located in the Microforms Area.
*In addition to the nominal schedules, the 1871 census reels include the agricultural, resource, and manufacturing schedules for individuals.
**In addition to the nominal schedules, the 1901 census reels include Schedule 2: "Buildings and Lands, Churches and Schools".
***FOR QUEBEC ONLY, the 1861 census reels include both nominal and agricultural schedules.

Aggregate Censuses Published by the Federal Governments:

A. Bound copies - In restricted area of Government Documents

Aggregate census data for all of Canada:

  • 1871 - v.1, 3
  • 1881 - v.1 - 3
  • 1891 - none
  • 1900 - v.4
  • 1901 - v.4
  • 1911 - v.2, 4
  • 1921 - v.5
  • 1931 - v.1 - 13
  • 1941 - v.1 - 9
  • 1951 - v.1 - 11
  • 1961 - all
  • 1971 - all

Census of the Prairie Provinces:

  • 1936 - v.1 - 2
  • 1946 - v.2 - 4

B. On microfiche - In the public access area of Government Documents

  • Aggregate census data for all Canada: Complete decennial holdings,
  • 1851 - 1981
  • Census of the Northwest Territories: 1885
  • Census of Manitoba: 1886
  • Census of the Prairie Provinces: 1916, 1926, 1936, 1946

 

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