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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
 
 
Canada, dénombrement des morts<br>
 
 
 
== 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&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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Canada Department of Agriculture. Canada Mortality Census Schedules. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
Key genealogical facts found in the Mortality Schedules usually contain the following information:
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| title = Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871
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| record_type = Census
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| start_year = 1871
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| end_year = 1871
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| language = English
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Canada]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=299&query=%2Bplace%3ACanada%20%2Bkeywords%3Adeath FamilySearch Library Catalog] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Canadian Censuses Online]] 
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Canada Census|Canada Census]] 
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| FS_URL_05 = [[How Canadian National Censuses Are Organized]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Canada Historic Maps]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Library and Archives Canada]]
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| FS_URL_08 = [[Canada History Links]]
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| FS_URL_09 = [[Find Ancestors in Canadian Census Records All Years|Find Ancestors in Canadian Census Records All Years]] 
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| FS_URL_10 =
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1851/Pages/about-census.aspx Canada Census, 1851]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/pages/census.aspx Library and Archives Canada]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://globalgenealogy.com/countries/canada/searchable-data.htm Searchable Online Data Canadian Genealogy and History] 
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Canadian Censuses on AutomatedGenealogy.com]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.censusfinder.com/canada-census-records.htm Canadian Census Finder]
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| custodian = [http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx Public Archives, Ontario]
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== What Is in This Collection? ==
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Mortality schedules are death registers recorded at the national level, usually as part of a census. This collection consists of an index of the 1871 census mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
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The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871, and these records cover deaths which occurred during the 12 months immediately prior to the census enumeration. The age given in the census was rounded up to what would have been the deceased’s age at his or her next birthday.
  
*Name of Deceased
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
*Age of Deceased
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'''Mortality schedule records''' usually include:
*Born in the last 12 months
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*Name of deceased
*Religion
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*Age of deceased
*Place of Birth
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*Year and place of birth
*Month of death
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*Month and place of death
*Cause of death  
 
 
*Marital status  
 
*Marital status  
*Profession or Occupation
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*Religion
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
  
=== Beginning Your Search ===
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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To search this collection, it is helpful to know the following information:
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
  
*Approximate year of death
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*Place where your ancestor last resided
 
*Place of birth
 
  
=== Search the Index  ===
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?===  
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*Use the death information listed to find other documents like a death certificate, obituary, mortuary record, cemetery record, or probate record.
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and marriage records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Canada Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
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.  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*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.
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*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. 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Canada Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Canada Archives and Libraries]].  
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=299&query=%2Bplace%3ACanada%20%2Bkeywords%3Adeath FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
=== Using the Information ===
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
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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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
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.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Information? ====
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'''Collection Citation''':
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  {{Collection citation | text= "Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of Agriculture. Public Archive, Ottawa, Ontario.}}
  
If you haven't found information, consider the following tips to help further your research:
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):
 
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  {{Record Citation Link
*Search available indexes before using the census records. As indexes may be incomplete or incorrect, if you have reason to believe your ancestor should have been in the census, search the census even if your ancestor is not in the index.
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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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|title=Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871
*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.
 
*Not every death was registered.
 
 
 
For more information on how to use the record, go to [[Canada Census]] and [[Canada Vital Records]].
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
 
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Canada Census Mortality Schedules (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.
 
 
 
== Related Websites&nbsp;  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Canadian Census at Library and Archives Canada]
 
*[http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Canadian Censuses on AutomatedGenealogy.com]
 
*[http://www.censusfinder.com/canada-census-records.htm Canadian Census Finder]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Canada]]
 
*[[Canada Census]]
 
*[[Canada Church Records]]
 
*[[Canada Vital Records]]
 
 
 
== Comtributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
  
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]].
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What Is in This Collection?

Mortality schedules are death registers recorded at the national level, usually as part of a census. This collection consists of an index of the 1871 census mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. The official enumeration date for this census was April 2, 1871, and these records cover deaths which occurred during the 12 months immediately prior to the census enumeration. The age given in the census was rounded up to what would have been the deceased’s age at his or her next birthday.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Mortality schedule records usually include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Year and place of birth
  • Month and place of death
  • Marital status
  • Religion

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 date of the event

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


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.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the death information listed to find other documents like a death certificate, obituary, mortuary record, cemetery record, or probate record.
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and marriage records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  • Search the indexes and records of Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the Canada Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.


Collection Citation:

"Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of Agriculture. Public Archive, Ottawa, Ontario.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871.


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