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Census

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Census Indexes for:

Websites

1842 Canada West (now Ontario) Census (Library and Archives Canada)
This census is partly nominal, meaning that only the names of heads of families or households were collected.  The other members of the families or households were counted but not named.  Of the 17 census districts, records only survive for 8 districts and 51 sub-districts.  Search results include copies of digitized pages from the census record.   

1871 Canada Census (Library and Archives Canada)
Personal name index to the head of households of the Ontario portion of the 1871 census.

1881 Canada Census (FamilySearch.Org)
This site allows you to search, by last name and household,  the 1881 Census of Canada, the 1881 British Census and the 1880 US Census.

1901 Canada Census (Automated Genealogy)
This is an index to every name enumerated in the 1901 Census of Canada with the personal data transcribed, links to images of the original census pages, and links to other records for individuals including: census records from other years, birth, marriage, death, and other records.

 

1911 Census of Canada (Automated Genealogy)
This is an index to every name enumerated in the 1911 Census of Canada with the personal data transcribed, links to images of the original census pages, and links to other records for individuals including: census records from other years, birth, marriage, death, and other records.

1921 Census of Canada - Ancestry
NOTE: District 102 (Middlesex East):  Subdistrict 31 includes census information on the staff and patients of the Ontario Hospital (now Regional Mental Health Care London); subdistrict 32 includes census information on:  1.  the staff of the Westminster Military Hospital (now Parkwood Hospital) and 2.  wounded World War One soldiers who were patients at the hospital in 1921. 

National Registration File of 1940

This file was the result of the compulsory registration of all persons, 16 years of age and older, in the period from 1940 to 1946.  Information collected included name, address, age, marital status, nationality, year of immigration, education and occupation.  Copies of the completed forms are available to researchers through Statistics Canada but searches can only be perfomed by Statistics Canada personnel.  Information cannot be disclosed until the subject has been dead for 20 years so proof of death (death certificate or obituary notice) is required.  The cost of the search is $45 plus tax payable to Statistics Canada and the money will be refunded if the search is not successful.  For a fuller description of the file, please consult Bob Martin's article.   

UK Census Online 
This website provides free access to 19th century UK census records including 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, and 1891. Transcription is ongoing.

 

Please note that  the Library subscribes to Ancestry which has indexed the following years of census for Canada, 1851 to 1921 (every ten years); Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, 1906 and 1916; United Kingdom, 1841 to 1911 (every ten years) and United States, 1790 to 1940 (every ten years).  Ancestry can  only be accessed on site at a London Public Library location.

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Ancestry® Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.