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Census[edit | edit source]

Census records, which contain the official enumeration of the population, are one of the most valuable sources of genealogical information. Returns prior to 1851 usually contain statistics but no names or list only the heads of households and the total number of individuals residing in each household.

Censuses which list each person individually provide details such as age, sex, place of birth, religion, ethnic origin, occupation, marital status, and education. In order to search the census records, the approximate locality must be known because the census is arranged by township within each county.

The 1901 census also includes date of birth, year of immigration, and address or location of land. (The return is in both French and English.)

Online Canadian Indexes and Images[edit | edit source]

Online National and Provincial Population Schedules of Canada
  Free  Free at Some Libraries (usually with a library card)*  Pay
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Automated Genealogy[2]  Library Archives Canada[3]  Ancestry FHL[4]  Ancestry Library[5]  Ancestry Home[6]
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1871 incomplete

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1861 Provincial  indexes  Link Link  Link  Link
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Other Prince Edward Island Census Records[edit | edit source]

Master Name Index[edit | edit source]

These are names extracted from census returns, marriage bonds, land and church records, passenger lists, newspapers, and so forth. Original at Charlottetown, P.E.I.: P.E.I. Genealogical Society and P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation, 1985

Public Archives and Records Office (PARO) Online Database[edit | edit source]

Census records for 1841, 1881, 1891, and 1901 (formerly the Census Documents Data Search)

Acadian/French Censuses, Isle St. Jean[edit | edit source]

English Censuses/Extracts[edit | edit source]

Census Substitutes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library.
  2. Automated Genealogy, a free online service includes links to free images found at the  Library and Archives Canada.
  3. Library Archives Canada, a free online service includes links to free images and partial indexes found at the  Library and Archives Canada.
  4. Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving national and many provincial census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  5. Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving national and many provincial census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  6. Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.