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== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
This census was taken in 1861 but reflects the population in the year 1860.  
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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.  
  
== Record Description<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;
  
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.  
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This census was taken in 1861 but reflects the population in the year 1860.  
  
=== Record Content<br> ===
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Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.
  
*Key genealogical facts found in the 1861 Québec Census are:
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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.
*Names of people living in the household
 
*Profession, trade, occupation
 
*Marital Status
 
*Race and Birthplace
 
*Size and type of residence
 
*Deaths in the household during the census year (1860)
 
*Education level of children in the household
 
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
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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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.  
  
== Record History<br> ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Quebec Census, 1861." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives, Ottawa.}}
  
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.
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== Record Content  ==
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created?  ===
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Canadian census records were taken to enumerate the population for representation, taxation, and other purposes.
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Key genealogical facts found in the 1861 Québec Census may include:
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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*Names of family members
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*Profession, trade, occupation
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*Place of birth
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*Marital Status
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*Religion
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*Residence if out of limits
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*Age
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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
  
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.
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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*Name of Ancestor
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*Approximate year of birth
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*Place of birth
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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==== Search the Collection ====
  
[[Canada Census|Canada Censuses]]<br>[[Canada Census 1851 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Census 1851 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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To search this collection using the index:
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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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.
  
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.
  
When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records
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== Related Websites  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]  
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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]
  
Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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*[[Canada Census]]
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*[[Quebec|Quebec]]
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*[[Quebec Census|Quebec Census]]
  
"Quebec Census, 1861." index and images, ''FamilySearch''([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: accessed 1 Apil 2011). entry for John Smith, age 42; citing Census Records, FHL microfilm 517,317; Canada Board of Registrations and Statistics, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
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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.

"Quebec Census, 1861." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Board of Registration and Statistics. Public Archives, Ottawa.

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

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

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

Search the Collection

To search this collection using 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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions 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.