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Canada – Census & Voter lists

Over the last two weeks, I have compared the collections on the 3 paid subscription sites (Ancestry, FindMyPast and MyHeritage) for the Census and Voter lists category for Australia and New Zealand.

This week I will be looking at the Census and Voter lists from Canada.

My Heritage

1911 Canada Census
1901 Canada Census
1891 Canada Census
1881 Canada Census
1871 Canada Census
1861 Canada Census
1906 Canada Census of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
1825 Canada, Lower Canada Census
1842 Canada, Lower Canada Census

All these collections include images.

The Library and Archives Canada website

Canadian Directories Collection
Census of Lower Canada, 1825
Census of Lower Canada, 1831
Census of 1842, Canada East
Census of 1842, Canada West
Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia)
Census of 1861
Census of 1870, Manitoba
Census of Canada, 1871
Census of 1871 (Ontario)
Census of Canada, 1881
Census of Canada, 1891
Census of Canada, 1901
Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906
Census of Canada, 1911
Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1916

All these collections are free, and include images.

The Library and Archives Canada website also includes a link to the Census of 1921 available on the Ancestry.ca website

FamilySearch

As well as the censuses which are available on the LAC website, FamilySearch has:

Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871 – index only
Manitoba Census Indexes, 1831-1870 browse images
New Brunswick Census, 1861 – images at a partner site
Newfoundland Census, 1921 – includes images
Newfoundland Census, 1935 – includes images
Newfoundland Census, 1945 – includes images
Nova Scotia Census, 1861 – images on a partner site
Ontario Census, 1861 – index only
Prince Edward Island Census, 1861 images on a partner site
Quebec Census, 1861 images on a partner site

FindMyPast

Canada Census 1881
Canada Census 1891
Canada Census 1901
Canada Census 1911
Canada- 1837 Rebellion Losses, Claimants For Damages, 1849
Lower Canada Census 1825
Lower Canada Census 1842
New Brunswick, Canada, Irish Immigrants In The New Brunswick Census Of 1851 and 1861 Index, 1851, 1861
Ontario, Canada, Federal Census Of 1871 Ontario Index, 1871
Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1901 Census Index, 1901
Alberta, Canada, Metis National Council Historical Online Database Index, 1770-1919
Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1891 Census Index, 1891

Ancestry

Ancestry have 85 collections in the Census & Voter lists category

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 95,335,12
1921 Census of Canada 8,800,634
1901 Census of Canada 5,343,565
1911 Census of Canada 7,223,678
1891 Census of Canada 4,790,154
1881 Census of Canada 4,281,168
1871 Census of Canada 3,516,910
1861 Census of Canada 2,958,892
1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia 1,487,802
1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta 1,690,193
1906 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta 804,735
Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871 374,003
1825 Census of Lower Canada 74,323
1842 Census of Canada East 46,467
Ontario, Canada Voter Lists, 1867-1900 732,643
Nova Scotia, Canada, Census, Assessment and Poll Tax Records, 1770-1795, 1827 22,268
Ontario and Nova Scotia, Census, 1800-1842 6,045
Durham County, Ontario Census, 1861 38,922
Wellington County, Ontario Canada 1851 Census 17,349
Kent County, New Brunswick Census, 1871: Eight Subdistricts 19,106
Nova Scotia, 1770 Census 49
Addington County, Ontario Canada 1851 Census 12,038
Lisgar District, Manitoba Census, 1891: Gimli, Kildonan, Macdonald, Plessis, Rockwood, Selkirk Town 12,332
Lennox County, Ontario Canada 1851 Census 6,999
Marquette District, Manitoba Census, 1891 17,517
Blenheim, Chatham, and Harwich, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 13,530
St. Catharines, Ontario Census, 1901 9,956
Essex District, Ontario, Canada Census, 1881 (Kingsville, Colchester, Sandwich, Pelee, Gosfield) 9,620
Yale & Cariboo Districts, British Columbia 1901 Census: Rossland Riding 13,530
Kent County, Ontario, Canada, 1881 Census: Chatham, Wallaceburgh 9,401
Brighton, Ontario Census, 1861 3,713
Chatham and Blenheim, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1891 10,760
Athol, Picton, and Wellington, Prince Edward District, Ontario Census, 1881 5,123
Port Hope, Ontario Census, 1881 5,586
Raleigh Township, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 5,298
Port Hope, Ontario Census, 1891 5,042
Clinton, Gainsborough, and Beamsville, Lincoln County, Ontario Census, 1901 5,355
Chatham, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1901 9,084
McGillivray, Ontario Census, 1901 3,107
Dover, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 4,447
Dufferin, Lisgar District, Manitoba Census, 1901 5,531
Chatham Township, Bothwell County, Ontario Census, 1901 7,669
Mersea, Essex District, Ontario Census, 1881 3,527
Northumberland County, Ontario Census, 1901: Seymour and Percy 6,478
Elgin County, Ontario, Canada, 1901 Census: Dunwich Township 7,765
Hope, Ontario Census, 1881 4,522
Sunbury County, New Brunswick Census, 1901 5,733
Ameliasburg, Prince Edward District, Ontario Census, 1881 3,455
Alnwick and Hamilton, Ontario Census, 1901 4,871
Marysborough South, Prince Edward District, Ontario Census, 1881 2,180
Kent County, Ontario 1901 Census: Raleigh Township 4,844
Elgin County, Ontario, Canada, 1901 Census: Aldborough 5,342
Colchester South, Essex County, Ontario Census, 1881 2,729
Brandon District, Manitoba Census, 1901: Boissevain 3,071
Hallowell, Prince Edward County, Ontario Census, 1901 3,445
Hillier Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario Census, 1881 2,199
Brockville District, Ontario Canada 1901 Census: Brockville Centre & Brockville North Ward 3,245
Lisgar District, Manitoba 1891 Census: SD Woodlands & St Paul 1,643
Biddulph, Ontario Census, 1901 2,263
Hope, Ontario Census, 1891 3,887
Tilbury, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 2,872
Northern Victoria County, Ontario Census, 1901 2,929
Prince Edward District, Ontario Census, 1901: Ameliasburg 2,540
Durham County, Ontario Census, 1901: Beaverton & Bracebridge 3,334
Newcastle, Ontario Census, 1881 1,061
Bosanquet, Lambton County, Ontario Census, 1901 2,878
Eldon, Victoria County, Ontario Census, 1901 2,996
Bruce East District, Ontario Canada 1901 Census: Culross 2,957
Dawn Township, Bothwell District, Lambton County, Ontario Census, 1901 3,659
Romney Township, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 1,082
Millbrook, Ontario Census, 1881 1,149
Adelaide, Ontario Census, 1901 2,234
Carman Village, Lisgar District, Manitoba, Canada Census, 1901 1,439
Assiniboia, Lisgar District, Manitoba Census, 1891 1,237
Belcourt, Lisgar District, Manitoba Census, 1891 1,019
Draper and Cannington, Ontario North District, Ontario Census, 1901 2,057
Belle River, Essex County, Ontario Census, 1901 607
East Selkirk and Varennes, Lisgar District, Manitoba Census, 1891 512
Bothwell Town, Bothwell District, Ontario Census, 1901 907
Millbrook, Ontario Census, 1891 970
Newcastle, Ontario Census, 1891 787
Walkerville, Essex County, Ontario Census, 1901 1,595
Brandon District, Manitoba Census, 1901: Brenda and Brandon City 7,320
Provencher District, Manitoba Census 1901: La Broquerie and De Salaberry 8,758
Amherstburg, Anderdon, and Colchester, Essex County, Ontario Census, 1901 9,201

Summary

The collections at MyHeritage are available for free on the Library and Archives Canada website.  Ancestry has the most collections, but FamilySearch and FindMyPast appear to have collections not available elsewhere.

Featured image created using a photo from Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/collections/203/explore-canada?photo=HhCANDrFzZ0 Canada by Thomas Curryer) and Microsoft PowerPoint.

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