Canada, Quebec Census, 1861 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Canada, Quebec Census, 1861
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|Flag of Quebec|
|Location of Quebec, Canada|
|Title in the Language||Quebec Province, Recensements|
|Public Archives, Ottawa|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Names of family members
- Profession, trade, occupation
- Place of birth
- Marital Status
- Residence if out of limits
- Residents that are members of the family or not members of family
- Births in 1860
- Deaths in 1860
- Type of house
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- The name of your ancestor
- The name of a relative or date of the event
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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- Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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- Search the records of nearby areas
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- They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
- A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
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