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Description found in Archives

Upper Canada/Canada West census returns [textual record]. 

Date(s)

1842-1861

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

75.6 m of textual records

Scope and content

Sub-sub-series consists of census records for Upper Canada/Canada West, 1842-1861. The censuses for 1842 (Volumes 1259-1275, Microfilm Reels C-1344 to C-1345), 1851 (Volumes 49-157, Microfilm Reels C-11712 to C-11771), and 1861 (Volumes 271-462, Microfilm Reels C-1008 to C-1110) indicate head of household and number of persons living in a house. They also give information pertaining to houses occupied, number of buildings, types of housing, property ownership, land occupied, place of birth, age, sex, marital status, infirmities, religion, occupation or profession, education, agricultural crops, farm animals and their products, taverns or houses of public entertainment, stores where spiritous liquors were sold, mills, manufacturers, distilleries, and wages paid to individuals. From 1851 on, all persons, not just heads of households, were enumerated, and an agricultural census was compiled separately.

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The census paper volumes are not availab
le to researchers because of their delicate condition. These documents have all been placed on microfilm reels C-11712 to C-11771 in order to ensure equal access to all researchers.

The census paper volumes are not availab

le to researchers because of their delicate condition. These documents have all been placed on microfilm reels C-1008 to C-1110 in order to ensure equal access to all researchers.
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Archival reference no.
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Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown. In order to protect the fragile originals, the microfilm copies of these records must be consulted rather than the originals.

Finding aid 31-1, a published census entitled Catalogue of Census Returns on Microfilm, 1666-1891 provides an alphabetical listing by place name within each province. A copy of this is available in the reading room. 31-1 (Paper)
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1842-canada-west/Pages/about-census.aspx
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1851/Pages/about-census.aspx
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1861/Pages/about-census.aspx

Finding aid 31-3 is a typed shelf-list to the volumes and microfilm copies for the census of Upper Canada/Canada West, 1842-1861. The list indicates the order of the census returns on the microfilm reel as well as any missing schedules. Also included is a conversion list for the microfilm reels related to the 1851 census (the former reels C-947 to C-993 have been converted to reels C-11712 to C-11771). 31-3 (Paper)

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the sub-sub-series.

Accruals
No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
Researchers should also consult related records for Upper Canada/Canada West census returns in the custody of the Canadian Archives Branch of the National Archives of Canada. Census returns for 1842 are found in reels M-555, M-3200, M-5907 to M-5908. Census returns for 1848 are found in reels M-5909 - M-5912. The original records for all microfilm reels prefixed with an "M" do not exist at the Library and Archives Canada but rather in other institutions. All "M" prefixed microfilmed records are in the custody of the Private Archives Division and are inventoried in MG 9.

Availability of other formats note
See reels C-1344 to C-1345, C-11712 to C-11771 and C-1008 t0 C-1110 for microfilmed copies of these records. Note that accession 1989-90/293 (MIKAN 45553) refers to additional copies of microfilm reels for the 1861Canada West census ordered for Interlibrary loan purposes.

Government

Related control no.

1. 1985-86/583 GAD
2. RG31-C-1