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History of Alberta Censuses

In 1851, Canada begin keeping censuses every 10 years. However, these censuses were often taken in different years, and it was not until 1871, after the Dominion of Canada was created, that censuses were taken regularly.[1] Alberta was first included in the Canada census in 1881.

Online Alberta Censuses

Population Schedules

Official Canada Censuses

Year Type of Census Links About the census
1881 Population FamilySearch; index and images
Ancestry.com; index and images ($)
FindMyPast - index ($)
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1881 Census
1891 Population FamilySearch; index
FamilySearch; images
Ancestry.com; index and images
FindMyPast - index ($)
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1891 Census
1901 Population FamilySearch; index and images
Ancestry.com; index and images ($)
FindMyPast - index ($)
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1901 Census
1911 Population FamilySearch; index and images
Ancestry.com; index and images ($)
FindMyPast - index ($)
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1911 Census
1921 Population Ancestry.com; index and images ($)
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1921 Census

Local, Territory, and Province Censuses

Year Type of Census Links About the census
1916 Prairie Provinces FamilySearch - index and images
Ancestry - index and images
MyHeritage - index and images ($)
Library and Archives of Canada - index and images
Library and Archives of Canada
1926 Prairie Provinces FamilySearch - index and images

Library and Archives of Canada

Library of Canada

Non-population Schedules

Year Type of Census Links About the census
1871 Mortality Familysearch; index and images

Ancestry.com; index ($)

Additional Resources

References

  1. Library and Archives Canada, “Censuses,” February 4, 2021, https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx.