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== Record Description  ==
  
== Collection Time Period<br>  ==
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Census schedules are on large sheets of paper with preprinted rows and columns. The schedules were organized by province and then by census districts and sub districts.
  
This census was taken in 1861 but reflects the population in the year 1860.<br>
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The Census contains the 1861 census for the independent province of Québec. At this time Québec was referred to as “Canada East.” The census taker took the information on the census day starting March 30, 1861. Census takers were asked to record information about all those who were in each household on the census day. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information he collected was supposed to be about the people who were in the house on the census day. Enumeration was by census district. 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 and there were many variations from location to location.&nbsp;
  
== Record History<br>  ==
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This census was taken in 1861 but reflects the population in the year 1860.
  
The Census contains the 1861 census for the independent province of Québec. At this time Québec was referred to as “Canada East.” The census taker took the information on the census day starting March 30, 1861. Census takers were asked to record information about all those who were in each household on the census day. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information he collected was supposed to be about the people who were in the house on the census day. Enumeration was by census district. 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 and there were many variations from location to location.<br>
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Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.  
  
=== Why this Record Was Created<br>  ===
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The accuracy of the census depended on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the enumerator. Realize that the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or even by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.
  
Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.<br>
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
The accuracy of the census depended on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the enumerator. Realize that the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or even by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.<br>  
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== Record Description<br> ==
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== Record Content ==
  
Census schedules are on large sheets of paper with preprinted rows and columns. The schedules were organized by province and then by census districts and sub districts.<br>  
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=== Record Content<br>  ===
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Key genealogical facts found in the 1861 Québec Census may include:
  
*Key genealogical facts found in the 1861 Québec Census are:
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*Names of family members
*Names of people living in the household
 
 
*Profession, trade, occupation  
 
*Profession, trade, occupation  
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*Place of birth
 
*Marital Status  
 
*Marital Status  
*Race and Birthplace
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*Religion
*Size and type of residence
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*Residence if out of limits
*Deaths in the household during the census year (1860)
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*Age
*Education level of children in the household<br>
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*Gender
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*Residents that are members of the family or not members of family
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*Births in 1860
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*Deaths in 1860  
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*Type of house
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Use the census to obtain the names and ages of family members, which can be used to calculate birth or marriage dates; the town and county where they lived; those currently living with the family, and any relatives that may have lived nearby. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
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==== Beginning Your Search  ====
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of Ancestor
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*Approximate year of birth
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*Place of birth
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==== Searching the Index  ====
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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.
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.<br>
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
== Related Articles  ==
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Use the census to obtain the names and ages of family members, which can be used to calculate birth or marriage dates; the town and county where they lived; those currently living with the family, and any relatives that may have lived nearby. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
  
[[Canada Census|Canada Censuses]]<br>
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== Related Websites  ==
  
[[Canada Census 1851 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Census 1851 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[http://www.ogs.on.ca/ogspi/6/6.htm OGSPI 1861 Census Menu]
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*[http://www.genealogysearch.org/canada/quebec.html Quebec Genealogy Records]
  
== Sources of This Collection<br> ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
  
"Census of Canada, 1961," database, FamilySearch; from Canada. Board of Registration and Statistics. "Census of Canada, 1861," Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. FHL microfilm, 296 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.&nbsp;
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*[[Canada Census]]
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*[[Quebec|Quebec]]
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*[[Quebec Census|Quebec Census]]
  
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== Contributions to This Article ==
  
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Record Description

Census schedules are on large sheets of paper with preprinted rows and columns. The schedules were organized by province and then by census districts and sub districts.

The Census contains the 1861 census for the independent province of Québec. At this time Québec was referred to as “Canada East.” The census taker took the information on the census day starting March 30, 1861. Census takers were asked to record information about all those who were in each household on the census day. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information he collected was supposed to be about the people who were in the house on the census day. Enumeration was by census district. 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 and there were many variations from location to location. 

This census was taken in 1861 but reflects the population in the year 1860.

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

The accuracy of the census depended on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the enumerator. Realize that the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or even by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.

Citation for This Collection

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

Board of Registration and Statistics. Quebec census, 1861. Public Archives of Canada.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in the 1861 Québec Census may include:

  • Names of family members
  • Profession, trade, occupation
  • Place of birth
  • Marital Status
  • Religion
  • Residence if out of limits
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Residents that are members of the family or not members of family
  • Births in 1860
  • Deaths in 1860
  • Type of house

How to Use the Record

Beginning Your Search

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of Ancestor
  • Approximate year of birth
  • Place of birth

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.

Using the Information

Use the census to obtain the names and ages of family members, which can be used to calculate birth or marriage dates; the town and county where they lived; those currently living with the family, and any relatives that may have lived nearby. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.

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Related Wiki Articles

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