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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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Canada, dénombrement des morts
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== Record Description ==
  
 
The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871; however, the ages given in the census were to be the ages at their next birthday.  
 
The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871; however, the ages given in the census were to be the ages at their next birthday.  
  
== Record History  ==
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The schedules consist of large preprinted forms filled in by the census enumerators. The forms are printed in French.
  
Following the Constitution Act, 1867, census taking became a federal mandate. The first census was set for 1871 and every ten years thereafter. Therefore, the first national Canadian census was conducted in 1871. Enumeration was by census district, except for Prince Edward Island, which was enumerated by lot number. Census districts were voting districts, not counties, although most have the same names as counties. For the most part, census districts were synonymous with cities and counties, and&nbsp;sub districts were synonymous 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.  
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Following the Constitution Act, 1867, census taking became a federal mandate. The first census was set for 1871 and every ten years thereafter. Therefore, the first national Canadian census was conducted in 1871.  
  
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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Enumeration was by census district, except for Prince Edward Island, which was enumerated by lot number. Census districts were voting districts, not counties, although most have the same names as counties. For the most part, census districts were synonymous with cities and counties, and sub districts were synonymous 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.
  
 
Mortality schedules are a national level file of death registers. Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information. Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.  
 
Mortality schedules are a national level file of death registers. Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information. Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.  
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
Census mortality schedules are usually accurate, but this accuracy depended on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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| text =Canada Department of Agriculture. Canada Mortality Census Schedules. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.}}
  
The schedules consist of large preprinted forms filled in by the census enumerators. The forms are printed in French.
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== Record Content  ==
  
=== Record Content<br> ===
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Key genealogical facts found in the Mortality Schedules usually contain the following information:  
 
 
'''Information found in Census Mortality Schedules:'''
 
  
 
*Name of Deceased  
 
*Name of Deceased  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information. Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.<br>
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To search this collection, it is helpful to know the following information:
  
== Known Issues with This Collection<br> ==
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*Approximate year of death
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*Place where your ancestor last resided
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*Place of birth
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/index.php?title=Canada_Census_1871_-_French_-_Mortality_Schedule_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)/Known_Issues Wiki article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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==== '''Searching the Mortality Schedules'''  ====
  
== Related Websites&nbsp;  ==
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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.
  
[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Library and Archives Canada]&nbsp;<br>
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==== '''Using the Information'''  ====
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information.
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When you have found your ancestor, the following will aid you in your research:
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*Use the place of birth to help you find a birth record
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*Use the age on the record to calculate an approximate year of birth
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==== '''Unable to Find Information?''' ====
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If you haven't found information, consider the following tips to help further your research:
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*Your ancestor might have lived in a different place from where you were looking for the death.
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*Your ancestor may have used a nickname or a different surname, or the registrar spelled the name wrong. See [[Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records]].
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*Your ancestor might have lived at a slightly different time from the years you were looking.
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*Not every death was registered.
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For more information on how to use the record, go to [[Canada Census]] and [[Canada Vital Records]].
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==== '''General Information About These Records'''  ====
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Be aware there may be inaccuracies such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
*[[Canada|Canada]]
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Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.
*[[Canada Census|Canada Census]]
 
  
=== Comtributions to This Article ===
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== Related Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Canadian Census at Library and Archives Canada]
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*[http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Canadian Censuses on AutomatedGenealogy.com]
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*[http://www.censusfinder.com/canada-census-records.htm Canadian Census Finder]
  
== Citation for This Collection ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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*[[Canada]]
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*[[Canada Census]]
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*[[Canada Church Records]]
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*[[Canada Vital Records]]
  
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
==== Citation for Records Found in This Collection  ====
 
 
"Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871," database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 03 April 2012), Mary Adams, age 57; citing Archive Records, FHL microfilm 4,397,652; Ontario Archives, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.<br>
 
  
 
[[Category:Canada_census|French]]
 
[[Category:Canada_census|French]]

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Title in the Language of the Record

Canada, dénombrement des morts

Record Description

The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871; however, the ages given in the census were to be the ages at their next birthday.

The schedules consist of large preprinted forms filled in by the census enumerators. The forms are printed in French.

Following the Constitution Act, 1867, census taking became a federal mandate. The first census was set for 1871 and every ten years thereafter. Therefore, the first national Canadian census was conducted in 1871.

Enumeration was by census district, except for Prince Edward Island, which was enumerated by lot number. Census districts were voting districts, not counties, although most have the same names as counties. For the most part, census districts were synonymous with cities and counties, and sub districts were synonymous 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.

Mortality schedules are a national level file of death registers. Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information. Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Canada Department of Agriculture. Canada Mortality Census Schedules. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in the Mortality Schedules usually contain the following information:

  • Name of Deceased
  • Age of Deceased
  • Born in the last 12 months
  • Religion
  • Place of Birth
  • Month of death
  • Cause of death
  • Marital status
  • Profession or Occupation

How to Use the Record

To search this collection, it is helpful to know the following information:

  • Approximate year of death
  • Place where your ancestor last resided
  • Place of birth

Searching the Mortality Schedules

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.

Using the Information

Using the death information, you can search for obituaries, mortuary records, cemeteries, and probate records, all of which may provide additional genealogical information.

When you have found your ancestor, the following will aid you in your research:

  • Use the place of birth to help you find a birth record
  • Use the age on the record to calculate an approximate year of birth

Unable to Find Information?

If you haven't found information, consider the following tips to help further your research:

  • Your ancestor might have lived in a different place from where you were looking for the death.
  • Your ancestor may have used a nickname or a different surname, or the registrar spelled the name wrong. See Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records.
  • Your ancestor might have lived at a slightly different time from the years you were looking.
  • Not every death was registered.

For more information on how to use the record, go to Canada Census and Canada Vital Records.

General Information About These Records

Be aware there may be inaccuracies such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

Mortality schedules also list ages and birthplaces for a time period when births were not always reported. Use this information to look for other records that may provide information about the individual, parents, and siblings.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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