Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1842-1842
Languages English, French
Title in the Language Canada, recensement du Bas-Canada
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Public Archives, Ontario


What Is in This Collection?

This collection contains records for the census year 1842.

These records include an index and images of census records for the modern province of Ontario.

During the year 1841, Upper Canada was renamed Canada West, and Lower Canada was renamed to Canada East. The two named jurisdictions are also known as the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Census records for the Upper Canada Census, 1842 collection may include:

  • Name of the head of each family
  • Proprietor (the owner) of Real Property (deeded, not deeded or no property)
  • Non-Proprietor of Real Property
  • Tenant entitled to vote at any election
  • Tenants trade or profession
  • Total number of inmates
  • Number of persons belonging to the family temporarily absent
  • Number of natives belonging to each family (England, Ireland, Scotland, French Canadians, British Canadians, Europeans, Americans)
  • Persons in the family five years and under

Collection Content

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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

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images

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  2. Select Locality/Sub-district

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.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the ages listed to determine approximate birth dates and find the family in additional censuses.
  • Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
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