Census of Canada, 1861

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
Ottawa, Ontario : Public Archives of Canada, 1954-1967
286 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.


An index for Quebec Census, 1861 is available online, click here.

An index for Prince Edward Island Census, 1861 is available online, click here.

An index for Ontario Census, 1861 is available online, click here.

An index for Nova Scotia Census, 1861 is available online, click here.

An index for New Brunswick Census, 1861 is available online, click here.

Microfilm of original records (records were destroyed after filming).

Nova Scotia census returns published on microfilm by: Halifax : Filmed by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1971.

The Nova Scotia Board of Registration and Statistics was responsible for the Nova Scotia census.

Between 1841 and 1867, Ontario was known as Canada West and Québec as Canada East.

Some records missing or incomplete.

Arranged by census district (generally by county). Within each county, arrangement is usually alphabetical by name of township. Cities, towns and villages are often enumerated separately from the townships in which they are located.

Contains the 1861 census for Ontario and Québec (united as the "Province of Canada") and the independent provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township.



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