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Canadian Census Film Numbers & Links to Transcripts On-Line

Last Updated 1 April 2003

Canadian National Archives:  Order your films through your local library's Inter-Library Loan (ILL) Program
LatterDay Saints On Line Catalog:  Films may be order via your local Family History Center
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick:  Films are not loaned out but may be viewed on site in Fredericton, NB


        The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual may be found under different spellings.   This is a CRITICAL statement in genealogical research!  (See Occupation- Census Taker Below)

            As a census transcriber, I DO NOT correct names that appear to be mispelled in the census.  The Census is a classic example of "misspelled" first names!
Ocupsyshun - Census Taker

         "I am a census takers for the city of Bufflow.  Our City has groan very fast in resent years & now in 1865, it has become a hard &  time consuming job to count all the peephill. There are not many  that con do this werk, as it is nesessarie to have an ejucashun, wich a lot of pursons still do not have. Anuther atruhbyoot needed for this job is god spelling, for meny of the pephill to be counted can hardle speek inglish, let alon spel there names!" This might explain why some surnames are "spelt wrong" in the census.
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New Brunswick Census Legislation- Acts Authorizing Same
In most cases, the following list indicates the official enumeration dates for the various census returns. The actual enumeration of the population took weeks or months. Enumerators were instructed to record the information on the census returns as it existed on the official enumeration date.

YEAR  DATE of ENUMERATION Canada National Archives NB Provincial Archives Latter Day Saints- FHC Comments
1821         Grand Manan
1825          
1851 1 Nov 1851 originally, 
12 Jan 1852 officially. . .

BUT, parts of Charlotte Co. took 3 yrs
*See notes at end of table

C994 & C995 F1589
F1590
  2 Vols. Purchase through PANB, Fredericton, NB
Lookups provided from Parish sites 
Campobello
Dumbarton
Grand Manan
Pennfield
1861  14 Jan 1861
15 Aug 1861*
C1000, C1001, M557 F1595 
F1596
  Purchase through  NBGS-CB
Campobello
Dumbarton
Grand Manan
St.Stephen
1871  2 Apr 1871 C10375, C10376 & C10377 F1611 
F1612 
F1613
  Campobello
Dumbarton
Grand Manan
St. Andrews
St. George
St. James
St. Patrick
West Isles
1881  4 Apr 1881 C13179 & C13180 F1634 
F1635
C1375815 & C1375816 Campobello
Clarendon
Dufferin
Dumbarton
Lepreau
St. Andrews
St. Croix
St. George
St. Patrick
St.Stephen-Upper Mills 
1891 6 Apr 1891 T6298 & T6299 
T6427 = Institutions
F10913 
F10914
  Campobello
Lepreau
St. Patrick
Institutions
1901  31 Mar 1901 T6440
Nat'l Archives on Line
F15359   Campobello
Clarendon
Dufferin
Grand Manan
St. Croix
St. Patrick
St. Stephen, Dist G1
West Isles, Dist Q2
1911-1941 no enumeration dates known Not Available - Pending Legislation in Ottawa, ON Read Global Genealogy's Latest News    
1951 1 June 1951        
1961 1 June 1961        
1971 1 June 1971        
1981 3 June 1981        
1991 4 June 1991        
2001          

The 1851 date was actually a deadline for returning the forms rather than an effective enumeration date. The 1861 date was an effective enumeration date but may not have been strictly followed since the actual enumerations were mainly done in the autumn. See Craig Walsh's Census Acts for more details.

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