Search Help: Census of 1870, Manitoba


This research tool contains 12,204 records that are searchable by name. The database entries are in the original language used in the documents. This information was not translated.

Search Screen

The search screen enables you to search by name of person. The Census of Manitoba, 1870 was compiled by order of visitation and the records are organized by parish.

To assist with district and parish names, a list of districts and parishes for the Census of Manitoba, 1870 is included.

The search screen enables you to search by:

  • Keywords
  • Surname
  • Given Name(s)
  • Age


Enables you to search any of the fields alone or in combination.

Surname and Given Name(s)

Enables you to search by name of person.


  • Enter numeric values only.
  • For children under one year of age, the number "1" was used (one year old at the next birthday).

When you have entered your search terms, click on "Search". The number of hits found will be shown at the top of the results screen.

How to Interpret the Results

Your search results will be posted as a results summary list from which you will be able to obtain an item description.

Search Results Page

The search results page has a thumbnail image of the census record and displays the following information:

  • Census Year (i.e. 1870)
  • Item Number
  • Surname
  • Given Name(s)
  • Age

From here, you have two options:

  • Click on the underlined item number of a person to access detailed description.
  • Click on either JPG or PDF to view the full image. You can print the images or save the images onto your computer.

Item Page

The item page has a digitized image of the actual census page available in JPG and PDF formats and contains the following fields:

  • Surname
  • Given Name(s)
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Place of Birth
  • Father's Name
  • Race
  • Notes
  • Parish
  • Volume Number
  • Page Number
  • Line Number
  • Microfilm Number
  • Reference

To suggest a correction, click on the Suggest a Correction link to access an electronic form.

To return to the Search Results page, click on the Back button of your browser in the upper left corner of your screen.

How to Obtain Copies

Consult Access the Records for other options such as consulting census records on microfilms. Please do not submit copy requests because we do not provide copies of census records that are already digitized online.

Some of the original documents are difficult to read so some information in the database may be incorrect and/or incomplete. Please note that LAC does not provide transcription and translation services. Contact your local genealogical society for assistance.

Research Tips

The Research Tips section on our main census page includes basic and advanced search tips and strategies.  There are also instructions on how to search by place.


Library and Archives Canada gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Manitoba Genealogical Society, without which this project would not have been possible.

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