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The general genealogical facts found in the 1831 Lower Canada Census include:  
 
The general genealogical facts found in the 1831 Lower Canada Census include:  
  
*Name of Head of each family
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*Occupation  
 
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*Number of Inhabitants  
 
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*Produce raised in the course of last year  
 
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*Number of livestock
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*Number of Buildings in the county  
 
*Number of Buildings in the county  
 
*Males (Number of Scholars in college)  
 
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[http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/98-187-x/4064809-eng.htm Censuses of Canada 1665 to 1871]  
 
[http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/98-187-x/4064809-eng.htm Censuses of Canada 1665 to 1871]  
  
[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/can/quebec/stgcensus1831.shtml Canadian census records for Valcartier, Quebec]  
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Collection Time Period

This record consists of census records for Lower Canada during the year 1831.

Record Description

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 and then further divided into census districts and subdistricts.

Record Content

The general genealogical facts found in the 1831 Lower Canada Census include:

  • 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:
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  • 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.

Record History

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.

Why This Record Was Created

Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.

Record Reliability

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.

Related Websites

Censuses of Canada 1665 to 1871

Canadian census records for Valcartier, Quebec

Related Wiki Articles

Canada Census Lower Canada Census 1842 (FamilySearch Historical Collection)

Known Issues with This Collection

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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.

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How to Cite Records in This Collection

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Full Reference Note

  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (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 : 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.

Shortened Reference Note

  • "Delaware Marriage Records," FamilySearch, entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” FamilySearch, entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880.

 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.

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