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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description  ==
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This Collection will include records for 1831.<br>
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This record consists of an index and images of census records for Lower Canada, more recently called the province of Quebec. Census returns are recorded on large sheets of paper that are divided into rows and columns. The schedules were arranged by province, then further divided into census districts and subdistricts.
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For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1834329/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
This record consists of census records for Lower Canada during the year 1831.  
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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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This record consists of an index and images of census records for Lower Canada, more recently called the province of Quebec. Census returns are recorded on large sheets of paper that are divided into rows and columns. The schedules were arranged by province, then further divided into census districts and subdistricts.
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== Record Content  ==
  
=== Record Content  ===
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Image:Lower Canada Census, 1831 DGS 4569587 58.jpg|Lower Canada Census
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The general genealogical facts found in the 1831 Lower Canada Census include:  
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of Head of each Family  
 
*Name of Head of each Family  
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*Microfilm Reel Number
 
*Microfilm Reel Number
  
Other genealogical facts include: [[Image:Lower Canada Census, 1831 DGS 4569587 58.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Other genealogical facts include:  
  
 
*Produce raised in the course of last year  
 
*Produce raised in the course of last year  
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Canadian census records are the best source for quickly identifying a family group and their residence. Use the residence, birthplace, and age given in the census to search other record types.  
 
Canadian census records are the best source for quickly identifying a family group and their residence. Use the residence, birthplace, and age given in the census to search other record types.  
  
== Record History ==
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==== Beginning Your Search  ====
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To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Ancestors name
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*Place of birth
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*Age
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*Occupation
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==== Using the Information ====
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When you have found the information that you are looking for you can:
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*Calculate the age on the census for an approximate birth date
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*Find out the father's occupation, that will help you in searching for a full birth date and place for your ancestor
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==== Searching the Index  ====
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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.
  
The Lower Canada census was created to enumerate the population. Although the first national Canadan census did not occur until 1871, many local and colonial censuses were taken before this date. The Lower Canada Census 1831 is an example of a census created before the Confederation of Canada in 1867.
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==== Searching the Images  ====
  
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the “County/District”<br>⇒Select the “Locality/Sub-district” which will take you to the images.
  
Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.  
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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== Known Issues with This Collecton ==
  
Censuses are generally reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care taken by the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any family member or by a neighbor, so some information may be incorrect or may have been deliberately falsified.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Lower Canada Census 1831 (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  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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*[[Canada|Canada]]
 
*[[Canada Census]]  
 
*[[Canada Census]]  
 
*[[Lower Canada Census 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Collection)]]
 
*[[Lower Canada Census 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Collection)]]
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}Problem #1--Some images will not load or appear as a black screen.
 
 
Problem #2--When browsing the collection, images switch to another collection.
 
 
Problem #3--There are duplicate records in the collection.
 
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How to Cite Records in This Collection<br> ==
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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.  
 
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: [[How to Cite FamilySearch 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]].  
 
 
==== Examples of a Source Citation for this Collection  ====
 
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
 
 
== &nbsp;Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
Canada. Lower Canada Census 1831. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.Canada. Lower Canada Census 1831. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
 
 
 
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
 
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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"Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831," database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VVMQ-LB6&nbsp;: accessed 2 May 2012), Daniel Norton, Stanbridge, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada; Lower Canada Census Records, 1831.Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
 
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Record Description

This Collection will include records for 1831.

This record consists of an index and images of census records for Lower Canada, more recently called the province of Quebec. Census returns are recorded on large sheets of paper that are divided into rows and columns. The schedules were arranged by province, then further divided into census districts and subdistricts.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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.

Lower Canada. Canada, Lower Canada Census 1831. Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Name of Head of each Family
  • Occupation
  • Number of Inhabitants
  • Locality/Sub-district
  • County/District
  • Volume Number
  • DGS Number
  • Page Number
  • Image Number
  • Title
  • Reference
  • Microfilm Reel Number

Other genealogical facts include:

  • Produce raised in the course of last year
  • Number of Livestock
  • Number of Buildings in the county
  • Males (Number of Scholars in college)
  • Females (Number of Scholars in college)
  • The names of persons by whom the Return has been made for each county

How to Use the Record

Canadian census records are the best source for quickly identifying a family group and their residence. Use the residence, birthplace, and age given in the census to search other record types.

Beginning Your Search

To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Ancestors name
  • Place of birth
  • Age
  • Occupation

Using the Information

When you have found the information that you are looking for you can:

  • Calculate the age on the census for an approximate birth date
  • Find out the father's occupation, that will help you in searching for a full birth date and place for your ancestor

Searching the Index

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.

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the “County/District”
⇒Select the “Locality/Sub-district” which will take you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Known Issues with This Collecton

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to 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

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  

"Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831," database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VVMQ-LB6 : accessed 2 May 2012), Daniel Norton, Stanbridge, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada; Lower Canada Census Records, 1831.Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.