Finding Aid 300: Other census and related documents (1640 to 1945)

Finding Aid 300 is a comprehensive guide to early census and related records found at Library and Archives Canada, which date from 1640 to the 1800s. There are also some records from the 1900s, including Newfoundland and Labrador, 1921 to 1945.

See our Censuses page for links to our databases (1825 to 1926) and other resources.

Introduction

Census records in the custody of Library and Archives Canada fall into three general categories:

  • Official census returns created by the Government of Canada and its predecessors (Record Group 31). Those records are not included in this finding aid. They are digitized and searchable by name in our Census databases 1825 to 1926.
  • Census returns in various Manuscript Group fonds that are microfilm copies of records held by various provincial and local archives, for example MG9 D-9. Those records are listed in this finding aid. Most of those microfilm reels have the prefix M.
  • Other fragmentary records found in various Manuscript Group fonds. Those records are listed in this finding aid.

Here are some of the types of records found in Finding Aid 300:

  • incomplete census returns
  • tax assessment rolls
  • some civil registration records from Acadia
  • lists of property owners
  • lists of inhabitants or fishermen
  • poll tax lists
  • returns of settlers, including some Loyalists
  • lists of parishioners
  • population totals taken by civil or church officials
  • statistical or aggregate returns that do not contain names

Note that there are no records for Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Territories in this Finding Aid.

This finding aid was prepared by Library and Archives Canada archivists over a period of years, with major revisions done in the 1970s by Michelle Corbett and in the 1980s by Patricia Kennedy of the Pre-Confederation Archives Section, with assistance from the Genealogy Unit. A pdf version of the 1992 edition was previously available on our website. That edition was removed and replaced with this completely updated revision, which includes links to digitized documents. This 2018 edition was produced by Lorraine St-Louis-Harrison and Mary Munk of Genealogy Services.

How to use this finding aid

In the tables below, you will find the following columns of information:

  • Year: The year or years included in the documents
  • Description: The type of record, e.g. nominal, heads of household, statistical, etc. When the record relates only to a specific place, that place is indicated.
  • Reference and availability: This column provides the archival reference and how the records can be accessed.
    • Where a document title is included in the Reference, it has not been translated.
    • If the records are digitized, a link is provided. If a record is not digitized, it will say available on-site.

For Nova Scotia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island, there are some records that include too many places to list them all in the tables below. The years, descriptions and archival references are included in the tables, but the full list of place names, with relevant microfilm numbers, are found in the Appendix to Finding Aid 300.

How to access the records

In this finding aid, we provide links to many digitized records.

  • Most references on microfilm reels with C or H prefixes are linked to digitized images on our partner website Héritage.
  • Some references are linked to digitized images attached to the record descriptions in our Archives Search database.
  • For the French Colonial period, there are often two versions of a record. Originals are on microfilm reels with the prefix F. Transcripts are on microfilm reels with the prefix C. When both versions are available, researchers will find the transcripts are often more legible than the originals.
  • Some digitized images are from published sources available on various websites.

For records that are not digitized, such as microfilm reels with the prefix M, please see our page that explains how to access the records

Other resources

There are also some digitized census records in the New France Archives database. Enter the French keyword recensement.

Acadia (1671 to 1763)

Many of the returns listed here overlap entries for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.

The census of Île Royale (Cape Breton Island) and Île St-Jean (Prince Edward Island) were previously in MG 1, G1, volume 467. They were later transferred to volume 466; however, the microfilm of the transcripts (reel C-2574) still shows the old volume number 467.

Year Description Reference and availability

1671

Nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 1 to 13

Numéro 9. Familles établies à l'Acadie. Abrégé envoyé de Québec à Colbert par le sieur Randin, 8 novembre 1671.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • Transcript in Benjamin Sulte, Histoire des Canadiens-français, volume 4, pages 150 to 153, Montreal 1882
  • 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-768

1678

State of the inhabitants of Port Royal by [Michel] Le Neuf de la Vallière. Partially nominal census

MG 1, Série E, carton 277, partie 1

  • Transcript on microfilm C-9157

1686

Nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 14 to 57

Numéro 10. Recensement fait par de Meulles, Intendant de la Nouvelle-France, de tous les peuples de Beaubassin, Rivière Saint-Jean, Port-Royal, Isle Percée et autres costes de l'Acadie, s'y étant luy même transporté dans chacune des habitations au commencement de l'année 1686.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • 36 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1689

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 58 and 59.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • Numéro 12. Recensement des terres du pays d'Acadie apartenantes à Monsieur Le Borgne, page 58. 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-768
  • Numéro 11. Recensement de la Colonie de l'Acadie, page 59. 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-768

1693

Nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 60 to 102

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • Numéro 13. Estat des habitans de Port-Royal et leurs familles, Terre en valeurs et Bestiaux, fusils, pages 60 to 79. 11 images. Originals on microfilm F-768
  • Numéro 14. Estat des habitans des Mines. Leurs familles, Terre en valeurs Bestiaux et fusils, pages 79 to 93. 10 images. Originals on microfilm F-768
  • Numéro 15. Recensement des habitans qui sont habitués au Cap de Sable. Familles, bestiaux, terres en valeur, fusils, pages 93 to 97. 3 images. Originals on microfilm F-768
  • Numéro 16. Estat des habitants de Beaubassin, leurs familles, Terres en Valleur, Bestiaux et fusils, pages 97 to 102. 4 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1695

Names of heads of households

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 103 to 105

Numéro 17. Recensement des terres que les sieurs Damours possèdent sur la rivière Saint-Jean, à l'Acadie.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • 3 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1698

Nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 106 to 145

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • Numéro 18. Recensement des habitans de Port-Royal leurs familles, terre en valeur, Bestiaux, Arbres fruitiers et fusils pour l'année 1698, pages 106 to 133. 15 images. Originals on microfilm F-768
  • Numéro 19. Recensement des habitans de Beaubassin pour l'année 1698, pillez et bruslez en 1696 par les Anglais, pages 135 to 142. 6 images. Originals on microfilm F-768
  • Numéro 20. Recensement des habitans de la rivière Saint-Jean, pages 143 to 145. 2 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1700

Nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 146 to 168

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • Originals on microfilm F-768 available on-site

1701

Nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 169 to 206

Numéro 24, a to j. Recensements du Port-Royal, 1701: a to g. Recensements de Beaubassin: h. Recensements des Mines: i and j.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • 10 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1703

Names of heads of households

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 207 to 214

Numéro 25. Recensement des habitants de la province de l'Acadie pour 1703.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • 6 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1707

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 225 to 231

Numéros 26, a to g, Recensements nominaux pour l'année 1707: des Mines: a and b; Port Royal: c to e; Cobequid: f; Beaubassin: g.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • 12 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1708

Nominal census

MG 18, F 18, 31 pages

Recensement nominatif des Français de Cap-Sable, Port-Razoir et La Have; recensement nominatif des Indiens en Acadie: Port Royal, Cap-Sable, La Have, Les Mines, Cap-Breton, Chignectou, Pentagouet, rivière Saint-Jean et autres lieux.

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm

1710

Nominal census

MG 11, Nova Scotia A, volume 3, pages 45 to 48

Rolle des habitants de la banlieue du fort du Port Royal spéciffié famille par famille.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-9119

[1714]

List of the inhabitants of Les Mines, Pessequid River and Canards River

MG 11, Nova Scotia A, volume 5, pages 96 to 102

  • Transcript on microfilm C-9120

1714

Census of the families of the parish of Beaubassin, nominal

MG 1, Dépôt des fortifications, carton 1, numéro d'ordre 29n

Recensement de toutes les familles de la paroisse de Beaubassin dans l'Acadie fait le vingt huitième du mois d'août de la présente année mil sept cent quatorze.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-10216
  • 7 images. Originals on microfilm F-556

1714

Names of heads of households

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 232 to 237

Numéros 27, a-c. Recensements de Port Royal

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • 12 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1715

List of the inhabitants of Les Mines

MG 11, Nova Scotia A, volume 6, pages 88 and 89

  • Transcript on microfilm C-9120

1715

List of the inhabitants of Beaubassin

MG 11, Nova Scotia A, volume 6, pages 129 and 130

Rôle des habitants de Beaubassin présents à la Proclamation du roi d'Angleterre à la Couronne.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-9120

1715

Names of heads of households

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3b, pages 583 to 592

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • Originals on microfilm F-768, available on-site

1715 to 1757

Civil registration, Île Royale

MG 1, G1, volume 410

Civil registration. Five registers or fragments bound together.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2573
  • 216 images. Originals on microfilm F-594

1716

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3a, page 305

Numéro 54. Ilse Royale. Recensement, 1716.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-768

1716

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3b, pages 594 to 603

Numéros 52-53. Recensement des habitants avec leurs familles qui restent à Louisbourg et ses dépendances, cette année 1716 ...

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 11 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1717

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3a, pages 307 to 309

Numéro 57. Recensement des habitants de l'Acadie, établis dans l'Isle Royalle, auxquels il est fourni des vivres pour un an ... 1717.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-768

1717

Nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3b, pages 604 to 611

Numéro 55. Rescensement des habitants qui resident à Louisbourg, La Ballaine et Scataris ... 1717.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 6 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1717

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3b, pages 641 to 644

Numéro 58. Ressensement des habitans accadiens et autres raisidans au port Toulouse, 1717.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 2 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1717

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3b, pages 647 to 654

Numéro 56. Recensement des officiers, officiers mariniers, matelots et autres entretenus, soldats, habitants, femmes, enfants et domestiques qui composent cet hyver l'établissement du Port Dauphin.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 6 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1719

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3b, pages 655 to 659

Numéro 60. Estat du nombre des familles qui composent l'établissement du Port Dauphin.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 2 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1720

Nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3a, pages 321 to 330

Numéro 62. Ressensement des habitants avec leurs familles et domestiques à l'Isle Royale.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 10 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1721 to 1758

Civil registration, Île Saint-Jean, nominal

MG 1, G1, volume 411

  • Transcript on microfilm C-1472, available on-site
  • 265 images. Originals on microfilm F-595

1722

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3b, pages 645 to 646

Numéro 64. Familles des Accadiens établis au port Toulouze.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-768

1722 to 1758

Civil registration, Louisbourg, nominal

MG 1, G1, volumes 406 to 409

Ile Royale: Louisbourg, 1722 to 1728. Four registers bound together.

  • Transcript on microfim C-3111
  • 257 images. Originals on microfilm F-592

Ile Royale: Louisbourg, 1749 to 1754. Two registers bound together.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-3112
  • 340 images. Originals on microfilm F-593

Ile Royale: Louisbourg, 1754 to 1758. Two registers and a notebook bound together.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2573
  • 291 images. Originals on microfilm F-593

1723

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3a, pages 331 to 333

Numéros 65 et 66. Nombre d'habitans, femmes, enfens, chaloupes et hommes qu'il y a dans l'Isle Royale, l'année 1723.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 2 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1724

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3a, pages 334 to 359

Numéro 67. Recensement général des habitants établis à l'Isle Royalle fait en l'année 1724.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 25 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1726

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3a, pages 360 to 393

Numéro 68. Recensement général des habitans établis à l'Isle Royalle fait en l'année 1726.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 27 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1728

Names of heads of household

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 2, pages 229 to 234

Numéro 37. Recensement de l'Isle Saint-Jean. Noms des chefs de familles et lieux d'origine.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 4 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1730

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 2, pages 235 to 241

Numéro 38. Recensement des habitants de l'Isle Saint-Jean, 1730. Le Présent est conforme aux nottes que m'en a donné le sieur Du Buisson.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 8 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1734

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 2, pages 242 to 259

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • Numéro 40. Rencensement de l'Isle Saint-Jean au mois de septembre 1734, pages 242 to 252. 8 images. Originals on microfilm F-768
  • Numéro 41. Rolle des habitans de l'Isle Saint-Jean, divisé par havres et rivières, pour l'année 1734 ..., pages 253 to 259. 5 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1734

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3a, pages 394 to 427

Numéro 69. Recensement de l'Isle Royalle, 1734.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 27 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1735

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 2, pages 260 to 273

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • Numéro 43. Recensement de l'Isle Saint-Jean, 1735 par comparaison à 1734, pages 260 and 261. 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-768
  • Numéro 42. Recensement de l'Isle Saint-Jean en 1735, pages 262 to 273. 7 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1737

Census of the number of Micmac Indians bearing arms. Aggregate (no names)

MG 1, C11D, volume 8, part 1, pages 125 and 126

1737

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 262 and 263

Numéro 28. Recensement de la Paroisse du Port-Royal,... Pigiguit,... des Minnes et de la Rivière aux Canards, ... Beaubassin.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-768

1739

State of the French colony of the Saint John River, names of heads of households

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 1, pages 264 to 266

Numéro 29. Etat actuel de la nouvelle Collonie françoise de la Rivière Saint-Jean.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2572
  • 3 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1741

State of lands, names of landowners

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3b, pages 612 to 640

Numéro 74. Port et Havre de Louisbourg 1741. Estat des terrains actuellement occuper par diverses habitants pescheur....

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 37 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1749 to 1750

Nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3a, pages 435 to 535

Numéro 76. Dénombrement général des familles d'officiers et habitans existens dans la colonie de l'Isle Royale la présente année XVIIe quarante neuf.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 83 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1751

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 2, pages 274 to 276

Numéro 45. Recensement des habitants de l'Isle Saint-Jean et le nom des lieux qu'ils occupent ...

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 2 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1752

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 2, pages 277 to 279

Numéro 46. Tableau du nombre des anciens et nouveaux habitants de l'Isle Saint-Jean, de leurs familles, bestiaux, etc .... Au verso: jointe à la lettre de M. Bonnaventure du 4 novembre 1752.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 2 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1752

Census taken by Sieur de la Roque, nominal

MG 1 G1, volume 466, parts 4a, 4b, and 4c

  • Transcript on microfilm C-4582
  • 248 images. Originals on microfilm F-769
  • Published in the Report of the Public Archives of Canada for the year 1905, volume 2, pages 3 to 161. A nominal index is available.

1752 to 1762

Various lists relating to the Acadians, partially nominal

For example, list of Acadians leaving for France on British ships

MG 13, W.O. 34, volume 8, pages 217 to 320

1753

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 2, pages 281 and 282

Numéro 47. Tableau du nombre des habitants de l'Isle Saint-Jean, tant enciens que nouveaux, leurs familles, bestiaux .... Au verso: Joint à la lettre de M. Denis de Bonnaventure, 12 octobre 1753.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 2 images. Originals on microfilm F-768

1753

Partially nominal census

MG 1, G1, volume 466, part 3a, pages 537 to 582

Numéro 82. Recensement général des habitants des ports et havres de l'Isle Royale, de la quantité de bestiaux, bâtiments, chaloupes et chafaux ... fait en juillet et août 1753.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574 (volume 467)
  • 35 images. Originals on microfilm F-769

1756

Number of French inhabitants at various locations, aggregate (no names)

MG 21, Add. MSS. 19071 ff. 131

1759

General list of families, officers …, principal inhabitants and other particulars from Ile Royale to La Rochelle… Partially nominal

MG 1, C11B, volume 38, fol. 265 to 286; transcript, pages 383 to 460

  • Transcript on microfilm C-9297
  • 44 images. Originals on microfilm F-167

1759 to 1761

List of the inhabitants of Ile Royale, Île Saint-Jean and Acadia refugees at Cherbourg. Partially nominal

MG 1, C11B, volume 38, fol. 249 to 264; transcript, pages 360 to 382

  • Transcript on microfilm C-9297
  • 29 images. Originals on microfilm F-167

1761

Names of heads of households

MG 13, W.O. 34, volume 12, part 1, pages 343 and 344

List of Acadians inhabiting from Gaspay to Bay Verte not surrendered at Fort Cumberland, 8 Nov. 1761.

1761

Census of the Acadian families taking refuge along the Acadian coast. Names of heads of households.

MG 13, W.O. 34, volume 1, pages 301 to 310

Livre pour le dénombrement des familles accadiennes réfugiées le long des Côtes de l’Accadie, avec le nombre des Bâtiments qui sont dans la susd partie &c

1762 to 1780

General role of the inhabitants of Île Royale and Île Saint-Jean distributed by parishes. Refugees in France and the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. Nominal

MG 1, G1, volumes 482 to 494

  • Transcript on microfilm C-10207 and C-10208
  • 124 images. Originals on microfilm F-692
  • 186 images. Originals on microfilm F-693
  • 186 images. Originals on microfilm  F-694
  • 33 images. Originals on microfilm F-695

1763

Various lists of Acadians and prisoners of war

MG 18, F 14, volume 1, pages 388 to 429 and volume 2, pages 427 to 429

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm

1763

Census of Acadians families in certain American colonies. Partially nominal

MG 5, A 1, volume 450, pages 182 to 185 and 198 to 216 and volume 451, pages 24 to 37, 44 to 57, 84 and 85, 121 and 122

Nova Scotia (1767 to 1838)

See also Acadia
Year Description Reference and availability

1767

General return for Nova Scotia, aggregate

MG 11, Nova Scotia A, volume 80, page 168

  • Transcript on microfilm C-9130

1767, 1770, 1773, 1787, 1791 to 1795

Heads of family for various places

See Appendix to Finding Aid 300 for a list of places included.

MG 9, B 10

Poll tax assessment rolls.

  • Originals on microfilm M-5219, available on-site
  • Originals available online on the Nova Scotia Archives website

1775

A list of families settled in Nova Scotia. Aggregate (no names)

MG 23, A 1, volume 1, pages 349 to 352

  • Originals on microfilm H-992

1781

Lists of tenants in Memramcook, Petitocodiac (now New Brunswick) and Tatamagouche. Names  of heads of households

MG 23, F 1, Series 5, volume 18, part 2, pages 3589 to 3592

  • Originals on microfilm C-1458

MG 23, F 1, Series 5, volume 18, part 2, pages 3667 and 3668

  • Originals on microfilm C-1459

1782

Return of men, women and children arriving at Annapolis from New York. Names of heads of households

MG 23, D 4, pages 108 to 111

  • Originals on microfilm H-1687

1811 and 1818

Names of heads of households

Printed in Holland's Description of Cape Breton Island (Halifax 1935) Appendices A and B, pages 136 to 168

1811, 1817, 1818, 1827 and 1838

Returns of heads of households, incomplete

See Appendix to Finding Aid 300 for a list of places included.

MG 9, B 10

  • Originals on microfilm M-5219 and M-5220, available on-site
  • Originals available online on the Nova Scotia Archives website
  • The 1827 census of Antigonish County is available in the Report of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia for the year 1938.
  • The 1827 census of Nova Scotia was transcribed and published by the Nova Scotia Archives in 1979 and includes the 1818 census of the District of Pictou.

1813 and 1814

Military census for Cape Breton Island

MG 24, A 5, volume 2, pages 549 to 578

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

Not dated

Returns of settlers at Annapolis, Digby, Clements, Wilmot, Bear River and Lisisboo. Names of group leaders only

MG 23, D 4, pages 93 and 94

  • Originals on microfilm H-1687

Not dated

List of settlers in the town of Digby. Names of heads of households

MG 23, D 4, pages 95 to 106

  • Originals on microfilm H-1687

New Brunswick (1773 to 1848)

See also Acadia.

See also entries for Nova Scotia prior to the establishment of the province in 1784.

Year Description Reference and availability

1773

Return of settlers for Memramcook and Petitcodiac. Names of heads of households

MG 23, F 1, series 5, volume 17, pages 3280 and 3281

  • Originals on microfilm C-1458

1781

Lists of tenants - Memramcook, Petitcodiac and Tatamagouche (Nova Scotia). Names of heads of households

MG 23, F 1, series 5, volume 18, part 2, pages 3589 to 3592

  • Originals on microfilm C-1458

MG 23, F 1, Series 5, volume 18, part 2, pages 3661 to 3668

  • Originals on microfilm C-1459

1820

Census of the colony of Madawaska. Names of heads of households

MG 30, C 5, volume 4

  • Originals on microfilm C-3110, identified as MG 30 H 12, Volume 3

1824

Aggregate returns (no names)

Printed in Journal of the House of Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick, 1825

1834

Aggregate returns (no names)

Printed in Journal of the House of Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick 1835

1840

Aggregate returns (no names)

Printed in Journal of the House of Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick, 1841. See Appendix xvii to xxx

1843 and 1848

Harvey and Teetotal Settlements. Names of heads of households

MG 9, A 1 volume 123, pages 89 to 99

  • Originals on microfilm M-1670, available on-site

Prince Edward Island (1787 to 1871)

See also Acadia (Île Saint-Jean).

Year Description Reference and availability

1787

List of Loyalists settled in Prince Edward Island

MG 23, E 12, 9 pages

  • Transcripts available on-site, not on microfilm

1798

Names of heads of families

1805

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 226, volume 20, page 105

  • Originals on microfilm B-1245, available on-site

1807

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 226, volume 22, page 7

  • Originals on microfilm B-1246, available on-site

1827

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 226, volume 45, pages 101 and 102

  • Originals on microfilm B-1256, available on-site
  • Printed in the Journal of the Assembly of Prince Edward Island, 1828. 

1833

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 229, volume 8

  • Originals on microfilm B-1405, available on-site
  • Printed in the Journal of the Assembly of Prince Edward Island, 1834, Appendix C.

1838

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 229, volume 10

  • Originals on microfilm B-1406, available on-site
  • Printed in the Journal of the Assembly of Prince Edward Island, 1839.

1841

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 229, volume 10

  • Originals on microfilm B-1406, available on-site
  • Printed in the Journal of the Assembly of Prince Edward Island, 1842, Appendix N.

1841

Names of heads of households

Appendix to Finding Aid 300 for a list of places included.

MG 9, C 6

1848

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 229, volume 14

  • Originals on microfilm B-1407, available on-site
  • Printed in the Journal of the Assembly of Prince Edward Island, 1849, Appendix Y.

1855

Aggregate returns (no names)

  • Printed in the Journal of the Assembly of Prince Edward Island, 1856, Appendix D.

1861

Aggregate returns (no names)

  • Printed in the Journal of the Assembly of Prince Edward Island, 1862, Appendix A.

1871

Aggregate returns (no names)

  • Printed in the Journal of the Assembly of Prince Edward Island, 1872.

Newfoundland and Labrador (1671 to 1945)

Very few census returns survive for the early years. This listing presents the fragments that have been found in records held at Library and Archives Canada.

The provincial archives in Newfoundland and Labrador, called The Rooms, holds some incomplete census records from 1675 to 1911. They are indexed on Newfoundland’s Grand Banks website.

Year Description Reference and availability

1671

Nominal returns. Plaisance only

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 1 to 5

Numéro 1. Rôle des gens de l'habitation de Plaisance.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • 3 images. Originals on microfilm F-698

1673

Nominal returns. Plaisance only

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 6 to 10

Numéro 2. Rôle des habitants de Plaisance.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • 7 images. Originals on microfilm F-698

1675

Nominal Census for the area between Cape de Race and Bonavista

MG 11, C.O. 1, volume 35, pages 151 to 157

  • Transcript on microfilm C-1446

1677

 Trepassey to Cape Bonavista. Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 199, volume 16

  • Originals on microfilm B-204, available on-site

MG21, Add MSS 13972, ff 26v to 27v

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm

1687

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 80 to 85

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • Numéro 4. Recensement général de l'île de Terre-Neuve. 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-698
  • Numéro 5. Recensement général de l'île de Terre-Neuve. 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-698

1691

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 86 to 94

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • Numéro. 3 Recensement des habitants de l'île de Terre-Neuve. 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-698
  • Numéro 6. Recensement des habitants de l'île de Terre-Neuve. 3 images. Originals on microfilm F-698

1691

Nominal returns

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 95 to 99

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • Numéro 8. Recensement de toute la colonie establie en l'île de Terre-Neuve pour l'année 1691. 6 images. Originals on microfilm F-698

1693

Nominal returns

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 100 to 107

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • Numéro 9. Recensement de toute la colonie établie en l'île de Terre-Neuve. 4 images. Originals on microfilm F-698

1694

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 108 to 121

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • Numéro 11. Recensement de toute la colonie établie en l'île de Terre-Neuve. 2 images. Originals on microfilm F-698
  • Numéro 10. Etat des remplacements et règlements des maisons et grèves des habitants de Plaisance en l'île de Terre-Neuve. 4 images. Originals on microfilm F-698

1698 to  1703 and 1705

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 21, Egerton MSS. 921 folios 3 to 5

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm.

1698

Names of Heads of households. Plaisance only

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 11 to 49

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • Numéro 12. Recensement général des habitants de Plaisance en l'île de Terre-Neuve. 22 images. Originals on microfilm F-698

1704

Names of heads of households

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 122 to 128

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • Numéro 14. Recensement des habitants et pêcheurs de Plaisance. 4 images. Originals on microfilm F-698

1706

Names of heads of households. Plaisance only

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 58 to 65

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • Numéro 15. Recensement des familles de la colonie de Plaisance en 1706. 2 images. Originals on microfilm F-698
  • Numéro 7. Recensement des pêcheurs qui sont au service des officiers de Plaisance. 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-698

1710

Aggregate returns (no names). Plaisance only

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, pages 66 to 68

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • Originals on microfilm F-698

1711

Names of heads of households. Plaisance only

MG 1, G1, volume 467, part 1, 69 to 79

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2574
  • Numéro 17. Recensement du nombre d'habitants et matelots pêcheurs hivernant à Plaisance, en âge de porter les armes ou coureurs de bois. 4 images. Originals on microfilm F-698
  • Numéro 18. Recensement du nombre d'habitants et matelots pêcheurs hivernant à Plaisance en âge de porter les armes ou coureurs de bois. 4 images. Originals on microfilm F-698
  • Numéro 19. Recensement des habitants de Plaisance, Pointe Verte et Petit Plaisance et île Saint-Pierre. 3 images. Originals on microfilm F-698

1714 to 1716, 1749 to 1751, 1764 to 1774, 1785 to 1792

Aggregate returns (no names). Taken from the returns of admirals

MG 11, C.O. 325, volume 7

  • Originals on microfilm B-1558, available on-site

1748

Population statistics table

MG 18, F 26

A General Scheme of the Fishery and Inhabitants of Newfoundland.

  • Photocopy available on-site, not on microfilm

1780 and 1781

Lists of residents of St. John's together with various documents relating to its population

MG 9, I 2

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1807

Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants of Newfoundland. Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 24, A 45, pages 3590 and 3591

  • Originals on microfilm M-3718, available on-site

1810

Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants of  Bonavista Bay,  Conception Bay,  the District of St. John's and the District of Trinity.  Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 24, A 45, pages 2599 to 3609

  • Originals on microfilm M-3717 and M-3718, available on-site

1810

Abstract of the return of Winter Inhabitants, Town and District of St. John's.  Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 24, A 45, pages 3501 and 3502

  • Originals on microfilm M-3718, available on-site

1811

Abstract of the Return of Winter Inhabitants, Town and District of St. John's.  Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 24, A 45, pages 3503 and 3504

  • Originals on microfilm M-3718, available on-site

1811

Return of the Inhabitants, Ferryland.  Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 24, A 45, pages 3505 and 3506

  • Originals on microfilm M-3718, available on-site

1811

Return of the Fishery and Inhabitants of  Bay of Bulls,  Bonavista, Burin, Ferryland, Fogo, Fortune Bay, Placentia, St. John's, Trepassey and Trinity.  Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 24, A 45, pages 3610 to 3640

  • Originals on microfilm M-3718, available on-site

1817 to 1823

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 194, volumes 61 to 66

  • Originals on microfilm B-687 to B-690, available on-site

1824 to 1828

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 194, volumes 70, 72, 74 and 76

  • Originals on microfilm B-692, B-693, B-695 and B-696, available on-site

1829 and 1830

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 194, volumes 80 and 81

  • Originals on microfilm B-533 and B-534, available on-site

1845

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 194, volume 125

  • Originals on microfilm B-558, available on-site

1921, 1935 and 1945

Nominal returns

MG 9, I 3

1935

Hopedale and (Makkovik) Moravian Missions. Nominal census returns

MG 17, D 1, pages 38523 to 38539 and 38540 to 38553

  • Originals on microfilm M-509, available on-site

Quebec (1640 to 1880)

Year Description Reference and availability

1640 to 1801

Notes on Montréal neighbourhoods

 

MG 18, H 28, volume 3

Notes sur les quartiers de Montréal, y compris une liste de propriétaires couvrant les années 1763 à 1801

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1666

Nominal census returns

 

MG 1, G1, volume 460, part 1, pages 1 to 155.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2474
  • 163 images. Originals on microfilm F-765
  • Transcript in Benjamin Sulte, Histoire des Canadiens-français, volume 4 (Montréal, 1882) pages 52 to 63
  • Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1935-1936, pages 3 to 154

1667

Nominal census returns

 

MG 1, G1, volume 460, part 2, pages 1 to 207

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2474
  • 179 images. Originals on microfilm F-765
  • Transcript in Benjamin Sulte, Histoire des Canadiens-français, volume 4 (Montréal, 1882) pages 64 to 79

1668

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 460, part 4, page 3

Etat de la population, familles, hommes capables de porter les armes, terres en valeur, récoltes.

  • 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-765

1677

Testimony and enumeration of the seigneury of Bécancour. Names of heads of households

Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1925-1926, pages 340 to 342

1678

Testimony and enumeration of the seigneury of Sillery. Names of heads of households

Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1943-1944, pages 3 to 16

1681

Nominal census returns

MG 1, G1, volume 460, part 3, pages 1 to 477

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2474
  • 335 images. Originals on microfilm F-765
  • Transcript in Benjamin Sulte, Histoire des Canadiens-français, volume 5, pages 53 to 93.

1683

Summary: number of inhabitants, weapons, cattle, land in value, Indians. Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 460, part 4, page 4

  • 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-765

1685 and 1688

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 461, pages 1 and 2

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1688

Census of Baie-des-Chaleurs. Partially nominal.

MG 1, I A 5, volume 1016, pages 331 and 332

  • Originals on microfilm F-178, available on-site

1692

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 461, pages 3 and 4

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • 1 image. Originals on microfilm F-765

1695 and 1698

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 461, pages 5 and 6

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1699

Nominal census returns

MG 1, G1, volume 461, pages 11a to 11d

Recensement de l’habitation nouvelle du Mont-Louis dans le fleuve St. Laurent

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1700

Nominal census returns

MG 1, G1, volume 461, pages 12a to 12f

Recensement de la nouvelle habitation du Mont-Louis en Canada…

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1707, 1712 to 1714

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 461, page 8 to 11

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1716

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 460, part 4, pages 5 and 6

  • 2 images. Originals on microfilm F-765

1716 to 1724

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 461, page 12 to 16, 19 to 21

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1723

Testimony and enumeration of the fief of Varennes and du Tremblay. Names of heads of households

Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1925-1926, pages 342 to 347

1724

Testimony and enumeration of the fief of Vincelotte. Names of heads of households

Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1925-1926, pages 348 to 350

 

1725

Testimony and enumeration of the Island of Orléans. Names of heads of households

Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1945-1946, pages 9 to 35

1726, 1727 and 1730

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 461, pages 22 to 24

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1731

Testimony and enumeration of Island of Montréal. Names of heads of households

Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1941-1942, pages 1 to 163, index pages 165 to 176

1731

Testimony and enumeration of the seigneury of Saint-Sulpice. Names of heads of households

Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1949-1951, pages 93 to 110

1732

State of the bourgeois. Partially nominal

MG 1, G1, volume 460, part 4, pages 13 to 15

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1734

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 461, pages 28a to 28d

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1735

State of the bourgeois. Partially nominal

MG 1, G1, volume 460, part 4, pages 16 to 19

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1736

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 461, page 26

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1737

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 461, page 27

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1737

State of the bourgeois. Partially nominal

MG 1, G 1, volume 460, part 4, pages 19 to 28

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1739

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 1, G1, volume 461, page 29

  • Transcript on microfilm C-6815
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1740

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 24, L 3, volume 37, pages 23957 and 23958

Recensement sommaire de la seigneurie Dailleboust et de l'Ile Carillon

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1741

State of the bourgeois. Partially nominal

MG 1, G1, volume 460, part 4, pages 28 to 33

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm
  • Originals on microfilm F-765, available on-site

1741

Montreal, partially nominal census

Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada (1921), pages 1 to 61

1744

Partially nominal census

MG 8, G 24, volumes 3 to 8

État ou recensement général de la paroisse de Québec.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2897
  • Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1939-1940, pages 3 to 154

1760

Partially nominal census

MG 8, D 3

Recensement des habitans de la ville et du gouvernement des Trois-Rivières.

  • Transcript on microfilm C-13994
  • Report of the Public Archives of Canada for the year 1918, Appendix B, pages 158 to 189.
  • Rapport des Archives publiques du Canada pour l’année 1918, appencice B, pages 158 à 189.
  • Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1946-1947, pages 5 to 53

1761

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, Q series , volume 1, pages 14 and 15

Return of the number of souls in the several parishes belonging to the government of Quebec.

1761

Names of heads of households

MG 13, W.O. 34, volume 12, pages 343 and 344

List of Acadians inhabiting from Gaspay to Bay Verte not surrendered at Fort Cumberland, 8 Nov. 1761.

1762

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, C.O. 323, volume 16, folio 23, page 16

Return of the Canadian inhabitants settled in the town & government of Trois Rivières in April 1762

  • Transcript on microfilm C-14020
  • Originals on microfilm B-3498, available on-site

1762

Names of heads of households

MG 8, B 11

Rencensement du gouvernement du Québec

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm
  • Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1925-1926 pages 2 to 143

1763

 

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 21, Add. MSS. 21667, page 81

Return of the Canadian inhabitants settled in the town & government of Trois Rivières in May 1763

  • Transcript on microfilm H-1429
  • Originals on microfilm A-611, available on-site

1764

Names of heads of households

MG 11, series Q, volume 2, pages 335 and 336

A list of Protestant house keepers in Montreal.

1765

List of inhabitants of Baie-des-Chaleurs, Bonaventure and Gaspé. Names of heads of households

Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1936-1937, pages 113 to 116

1765

Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Champlain, Côte Bastican, Rivière Bastican, Ste-Anne, St-Pierre-les-Bequets, Gentilly and Bécancour. Aggregate returns (no names)

RG 4, A 1, volume 11, page 4496

  • Originals on microfilm C-2997

1765

Bécancour, Gentilly, St-Pierre-les-Bequets, Ste-Anne, Rivière Bastican, Côte de Batiscan, Champlain, Cap-de-la-Madeleine. Partially nominal census.

RG 4, A 1, volume 11, pages 4497 to 4522

  • Originals on microfilm C-2997

 

1765

Partially nominal census returns

Le recensement des gouvernements de Montréal et des Trois-Rivières

  • Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1936-1937, pages 1 to 121

 

1765

Nominal returns

MG 8, G 65, formerly MG 8 G 19, volume 22, pages 5 to 15

Return of protestant inhabitants in the district of Montreal

  • Transcript on microfilm C-3023

1766

Nominal returns

MG 8, G 65, formerly MG 8 G 19, volume 22, page 2

List of English merchants and residents in Quebec

  • Transcript on microfilm C-3023

1766

Nominal returns

MG 8, G 65, formerly MG 8 G 19, volume 22, page 3

List of merchants and inhabitants of Montreal

  • Transcript on microfilm C-3023

1766 to 1787

Nominal returns

MG 8, G 65, formerly MG 8 G 19, volume 22, pages 16 to 166

Annual alphabetical lists of persons married, baptized and buried in the parish of Montreal, with statistical summary

  • Transcript on microfilm C-3023

1769 to 1772

Nominal lists of the householders in the town and suburbs of Quebec found within the accounts of the Inspector of Chimneys.

RG 1 E 15A, selected volumes

  • Originals on microfilm H-1758

1774 and 1777

Return of families residing at Bonaventure, Paspebiac, Gaspé, Percé and Malbay and Tracadigache or Tracadièche. Names of heads of households

MG 21, Add. MSS. 21862, pages 1, 6 to 8 and 16 to 17b

  • Transcript on microfilm H-1741
  • Originals on microfilm A-773, available on-site

1778 to 1787

Lists of Loyalist families (head of families) receiving provisions in the Province of Quebec, especially the Montreal district. Names of heads of households

MG 21, Add. MSS. 21826

  • Transcript on microfilm C-1475
  • Originals on microfilm A-751, available on-site

1781 and 1782

Districts of Montreal and Quebec. Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 21, Add. MSS. 21884

  • Transcript on microfilm H-1745
  • Originals on microfilm A-779, available on-site

1781

Testimony and enumeration of the seigneury of Saint-Sulpice. Names of heads of households

Rapport de l'archiviste de la province de Québec pour 1949-1951, pages 113 to 146

1783

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 21, Add. MSS. 21885, page 393

Return of the Indians in the District of Quebec.

  • Transcript on microfilm H-1745
  • Originals on microfilm A-779, available on-site

1784

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 21, Add. MSS. 21882, page 107

Loyalists settled in the Province of Quebec and estimate of provisions.

  • Transcript on microfilm H-1744
  • Originals on microfilm A-779, available on-site

1784

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 21, Add. MSS. 21885, folios 257 to 265, pages 385 to 393 and 406

  • Transcript on microfilm H-1745
  • Originals on microfilm A-779, available on-site

1784

List of inhabitants at Tracadièche and quantity of land each has improved. Names of heads of households

 

MG 21, Add. MSS. 21862, pages 189 to 191

  • Transcript on microfilm H-1741
  • Originals on microfilm A-773, available on-site

1784

Roll of the Loyalists in the township of Paspebiac. Names of heads of households

MG 21, Add. MSS. 21862, folio 172, pages 229 to 229d

  • Transcript on microfilm H-1741
  • Originals on microfilm A-773, available on-site

1784

List of the inhabitants of Beauport

MG 24, L 3, volume 38, pages 24754 to 24756

  • Available on-site, not on microfilm

 

1785

Heads of households

RG 4, A 1, volume 27, pages 8962 to 8969

A list of English inhabitants of the City of Montreal

  • Originals on microfilm C-3000

1785

Heads of households

RG 4, A 1, volume 27, pages 8970 to 8976

A list of English and French inhabitants of the City of Quebec

  • Originals on microfilm C-3000

1785

List of the inhabitants of Quebec City and its Lower Town, of the village of St-Vallier and of Ancienne-Lorette.

MG 24, L 3, volume 38, pages 24748 to 24752

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm

1786

Statistical returns of Population

RG 4, B 34

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1792

Partially nominal census of the parish of Quebec

MG 8, G 24, volume 4, page 1 to 74

1793

Aggregate returns of the inhabitants of the parish of St-Vincent de Paul de Montréal

RG 4, A 1, volume 55, pages 18017 and 18018

  • Originals on microfilm C-3008

1795

Partially nominal census of the parish of Quebec

MG 8, G 24, volume 5, pages 1 to 62

1798

Partially nominal census of the parish of Quebec

MG 8, G 24, volume 6, pages 1 to 56

1799

Frontenac County, Dorset Township, partially nominal returns

MG 24, B 6, volume 5, pages 148 to 187

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1803 to 1805

Eastern townships, aggregate returns (no names)

RG 4, A 1, volume 85, pages 26611 and 26612

  • Transcript on microfilm C-3032

1805

Partially nominal census of the parish of Quebec

MG 8, G 24, Volume 7, pages 1 to 59

1811

Nominal

RG 4 B 19, volume 1, pages 1 to 33

Persons liable to serve on juries residing in the town and banlieu of Montreal

  • Originals on microfilm H-1758

1813

Nominal

RG 4 B 19, volume 1, pages 34 to 82

Assessments for the year 1813

  • Originals on microfilm H-1758

1815 and 1816

Partially nominal census of the parish of Quebec

MG 8, G 24, volume 8, pages 1 to 246

  • Transcript on microfilm C-2897

1815 or later, n.d.

Names of heads of households

RG 4 B 19, volume 1A, pages 1 to 79

Census of the City of Montreal

  • Originals on microfilm H-1758

1817

Names of heads of households

MG 24, B 1, volume 191, pages 5140 and 5141

Census of the Valcartier settlement

1819

Names of heads of households

MG 24, B 1, volume 191, pages 5177 to 5181

Census of the Valcartier settlement

1825

Names of heads of households

RG 31

1825 and 1828

Names of persons receiving lands in the Eastern Townships, 10 Dec. 1825 to 8 Aug. 1828

RG 4, A 1, volume 268

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1830

Names of heads of households

RG 4, B 77

A census of the population of the Seigniories of Foucault, Noyan and Sabrevois, taken…by Samuel L. Welch…completed on the 4th Day of December 1830.

  • Originals on microfilm H-1758

1831

Partially nominative census covering the Montreal area

MG 17, A 7-2, series II, volume 13

  • Transcript on microfilm C-5941

MG 24, L 5, volume 18, pages 4456 to 4847 and volume 19, pages 4849 to 4911

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm

1831

Names of heads of households

RG 31

1832

Aggregate returns (no names)

MG 11, Q series, volume 211, part 2, pages 461 to 468

1832 to 1835

City and banlieu of Montreal, nominal lists

RG 4 B 19, volume 2, Liber CC, 51 pages

List of persons qualified to serve as Grand Jurors…

  • Originals on microfilm H-1758

1832 to 1835

Montreal District, nominal lists

RG 4 B 19, volume 3, 37 pages

Liste des Petits Jurés pour les Sessions….

  • Originals on microfilm H-1758

1832 to 1835

Montreal District, nominal lists

RG 4 B 19, volume 5, Liber AA, 48 pages

List of persons qualified to serve as Grand Jurors…

  • Originals on microfilm H-1758

1833

Aggregate returns (no names) of Indians

MG 11, Q series, volume 218, page 192

1833 and 1834

Montreal District, nominal lists

 

RG 4 B 19, volume 4, Liber BB, 24 pages

List of Jurors…

  • Originals on microfilm H-1758

1833 to 1835

Montreal District, nominal lists

RG 4 B 19, volume 6, Liber DD, 48 pages

General list of persons qualified to serve as Petit Jurors in the Courts...

  • Originals on microfilm H-1758

1840

Statistics

MG 11, Q series, volume 431a, pages 80 and 81

1842

Names of heads of households

RG 31

1849 to 1853

A list of the shareholders of the Association of the Counties of L'Islet and Kamouraska to colonize the Saguenay.

MG 24, I 81

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1880

State of the population of the Island of Montreal

MG 18, H 28, volume 3

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

Ontario (1719 to 1907)

Year Description Reference and availability

1719 to 1785

Muster rolls, provisioning lists and returns of refugee Loyalists. Names of heads of households

MG 21, Add. MSS. 21826 to 21828

  • Transcript on microfilm C-1475, nominal index included
  • Originals on microfilm A-751 and A-752, available on-site

1788

List of Protestant inhabitants of Charlottenburg

MG 23, J 5, pages 2 to 4

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1794 to 1808

List of German settlers in Markham Township

William Von Moll Berczy fonds, MG 23, H II 6, pages 65 to 72, 735 and 736, 858 to 861

1796 to 1799 and 1853

Assessment rolls of Leeds and Grenville Counties

MG 24, B 7, pages 325 to 376

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1796, 1806, 1813, 1823 and 1824

Augusta Township, names of heads of household

MG 9 D8-1

  • Originals on microfilm C-1345

1796 to 1855

Statistical returns of population and assessment, very few names mentioned.

RG 5, B 26, volumes 1 to 8

1801 to 1842

Census and related records from various fonds, names of heads of household

See Appendix to Finding Aid 300 for a list of places included.

MG 9 D 8

  • Originals on microfilm H-1100

1803 to 1850

Census and assessment rolls, names of heads of household

See Appendix to Finding Aid 300 for a list of places included.

MG 9 D 9

  • Originals on microfilm M-7735 to M-7752, available on-site

1822

Return of persons, Perth Military settlement. Alphabetical index included. Names of heads of households

MG 9, D 8-27

  • Originals on microfilm C-4651

1824, 1825 and 1827

Aggregate returns (no names)

Printed in Journal of Assembly, Upper Canada, 1828

1828

List of Roman Catholics in the seigneury of l'Orignal

MG 9, D 8-42, volume 1, 4 pages

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1828, 1829, 1830 and 1831

Aggregate returns (no names)

Printed in Journal of Assembly, Upper Canada, 1829, 1830, 1831 and 1832

1830 to 1836

Returns of Indians in Upper Canada. Names of heads of households

RG 10, volume 708

1832, 1833, 1834 and 1835

Aggregate returns (no names)

Printed in Journal of Assembly, Upper Canada, 1849, 1834, 1835 and 1836

1836, 1837, 1838 and 1839

Aggregate returns (no names)

Printed in Journal of Assembly, Upper Canada, 1836-1837, 1838, 1839 and 1839-1840

1839

Roman Catholic Census of Lochiel, Kenyon, Charlottenburg and Lancaster Townships

MG 24, J 34

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1840 and 1841

Aggregate returns (no names)

Printed in Journal of Assembly, Canada, 1841 and 1842

1841

List of Toronto inhabitants entitled to vote, arranged by trade or professions

MG 24, B 101

  • Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm

1842

Townsend Township, Norfolk County, names of heads of household

RG 31

  • Originals on microfilm M-3200, available on-site

1842

Names of heads of households

RG 31

1842

Names of heads of households

See Appendix to Finding Aid 300 for a list of places included.

RG 31

  • Originals on microfilm M-5907 and M-5908, available on-site

1847

Malden Township, Essex County, heads of household

RG 5 B 26, volume 4, pages 710 to 759

Originals on microfilm H-1175

1848 and 1850

Returns of heads of households (incomplete)

See Appendix to Finding Aid 300 for a list of places included.

MG 9, D 9

  • Originals on microfilm M-5909 to M-5915, available on-site

LAC microfilm copies are from originals held at the Archives of Ontario.

LAC does not hold copies of the 1848 and 1850 census of Huron District (present-day Huron, Middlesex, and Perth counties), which are held by the University of Western Ontario Archives.

The names from both sources are listed in the book 1848 and 1850 Canada West (Ontario) census index by Bryan Lee Dilts.

1848 and 1850

Aggregate returns (no names)

Printed in the Journal of the Assembly, province of Canada, 1849 and 1851

1853

List of settlers at Deep River, Renfrew County

MG 24, I 83, pages 47 to 49

  • Originals available on-site, not on microfilm

1854

Census of the town of London. Names of heads of households

RG 5, C 1, volume 417, file 1000 of 1854 (62 pages)

  • Originals on microfilm H-2428

1863

Census returns for the village of St. Mary's. Nominal

RG 5, C 1, volume 750, file 1052 of 1863, 110 pages

  • Originals on microfilm H-2490

1864

Census of the village of Mount Forest. Nominal

RG 5, C 1, volume 800, file 442 of 1865, document H, 39 pages

  • Originals on microfilm H-2502

1877 and circa 1903

List of parishioner's St. John the Evangelist (Anglican) congregation, Thunder Bay

MG 9, D 7-37

  • Originals on microfilm M-2820, available on-site

circa 1907

List of parishioners, St. Ansgarius (Lutheran) Church, Port Arthur

MG 9, D 7-35

  • Originals on microfilm M-2821, available on-site

Manitoba (1827 to 1856)

Some of the Red River census returns listed below are held at the Archives of Manitoba. They are digitized in the Keystone Archives Descriptive Database. In Keyword Search, enter the exact phrase: Red River Settlement census returns.

Year Description Reference and availability

1827 to 1843

Census returns for various communities comprising the Red River Colony. Names of heads of households

MG 20, E 5

  • Originals on microfilm HBC 4M5 and HBC 4M6, available on-site

 

1831 to 1849

Red River census. Names of heads of households

MG 9, E 3, photocopies of originals held at the Archives of Manitoba

The following list will help you find the locations on the microfilm.

Volume 1

Red River, 1838, pages 1 to 23

Indian Village, 1838, pages 24 to 26

Red River, 1831, pages 27 to 44

Grantown, 1831, pages 45 and 46

Lower Settlement, 1834, pages 47 to 69

Grantown (or Whitehorse Plains), 1834, pages 70 to 75

Lower Settlement, 1835, pages 76 to 100

Swampy (Cree) Indians, 1835, pages 101 and 102

Grantown (or Whitehorse Plains), 1835, pages 102 to 108

Lower Settlement (Protestants), 1846, pages 109 to 128

Grantown, 1834, pages 129 to 133

Lower Settlement (Protestants continued), 1846, pages 134 to 138

Red River, 1835, pages 139 to 165

Indian Village, 1835, pages 166 to 168

Lower Settlement, 1838, pages 169 to 192

Grantown, 1838, pages 193 to 196

Indian Village, 1838, pages 197 to 200

Lower Settlement, 1840, pages 201 to 227

Grantown, 1840, pages 228 to 234

Saulteaux Village, 1840, page 235

Swampy (Cree) Village, 1840, pages 236 to 239

Lower Settlement, 1843, pages 240 to 264

Grantown, 1843, pages 265 to 270

Saulteaux Village, 1843, pages 271 and 272

Swampy (Cree) Village, 1843, pages 273 to 278

Red River (Protestants), 1846, pages 279 to 295

Red River (Catholics), 1846, pages 296 to 310

Grantown, 1846, pages 311 to 318

Saulteaux Village, 1846, pages 318 and 319

Swampy (Cree) Village, 1847, pages 319 to 323

Totals, 1846, page 324

Volume 2

Most of these documents do not have page numbers, so we have provided the digital image numbers.

1849 - Totals, image 778

1849 - Lower Settlement (Protestant), images 779 to 797

1849 - Lower Settlement (Catholic), images 798 to 811

1849 - Grant Town, images 812 to 820

1849 - Saulteaux Village, image 821

1849 - Swampy (Cree) Village, images 822 to 826

1849 - Royal Pensioners at Upper Fort Gary, images 827 to 828

1849 - Totals, image 829

1832 - Lower Settlement, images 831 to 850

1832 - Grantown (incomplete), images 851 to 853

1833 - Lower Settlement, images 855 to 873

1833 - Grantown (incomplete), images 874 to 876

Volume 3

1856 - Red River (incomplete), images 881 to 884

British Columbia (1870 to 1891)

Year Description Reference and availability

1870

Aggregate returns for various areas of the province

MG 11, C.O. 64, volume 11, pages 70 to 72 in Blue Book

  • Originals on microfilm B-200, available on-site

1891

Names of heads of households, Victoria only

MG 9, F 3

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