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Accessing Census records from Canada.for Free

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Lesley

Lesley Report 20 Jan 2013 16:22

I have been contacted by a relative in Canada who has been given some information I sent from my Family Tree Maker from another relative. In this report I refer to various Census but don't put full deltails on my tree, this involves many different relatives.

She has asked if there is anyway she can look at Census on line from where she lives - I don't think she is a member of any paid sites.

I know the 1881 Census is free can she use FreeCen from there. I intend to send her copies of BMD's I have purchased.

Thanks

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Jan 2013 17:01

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/census/index-e.html

Canadian Directories: Who Was Where
Catalogue of Census Returns on Microfilm 1666-1901
Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia)
Federal Census of 1871 (Ontario Index)
Census of Canada, 1871
Census of Canada, 1881
Census of Canada, 1891
Census of Canada, 1901
Census of Canada, 1911
Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906
Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1916
ARCHIVED - Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada (1895)


mgnv is the expert at using these ;-)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 20 Jan 2013 17:06

Lesley - do you mean UK census that someone in Canada can look at for free?

Lesley

Lesley Report 20 Jan 2013 17:21

Sorry I didn't explain myself very well, it was to access the UK census I have referred to in my report.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Jan 2013 17:23

Ah - scrub the Canadian census idea then.

Yes, she can use free cen, as well as family search. There are no national boundaries for accessibility

Lesley

Lesley Report 20 Jan 2013 18:27

Thanks for the replies, any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Margee

Margee Report 20 Jan 2013 19:48

It doesn't matter where in the world you live, we can all access the same things online.
Marg in Canada.

mgnv

mgnv Report 21 Jan 2013 08:21

Many, maybe most, Canadian public libraries have free in-library access to Ancestry (Library Edition).
My library does, as do 3 of the adjacent 4 boroughs.

mgnv

mgnv Report 21 Jan 2013 17:46

England and Wales Census, 1871 is free at:
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1®ion=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND

Actually, most of the censuses are, but only 1871/81 give the households - the rest just give each individual with no way of linking them into h/h's which makes them pretty useless.