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From: "Renee Cummings" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] CANADIAN 1881 CENSUS
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 18:11:28 -0500
Here is the description of the CD..I copy and pate it from the site!
This four-disc resource file includes a viewer disc that allows users to
quickly search the database of approximately 4.3 million individuals. The
discs contain a transcription of the original 1881 Canadian census,
enumerated on 4 April 1881. Information from the following fields was
extracted: name, age, gender, location at the time of the census,
birthplace, ethnic origin, occupation, religious affiliation, marital
status, and notations.
The census records enumerate individuals, grouped within households and
institutions, for the Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec, and the
Northwest Territories. (The Northwest Territories in 1881 contained the
current provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and parts of historical
Manitoba, Quebec, and Ontario, plus the Territory of Yukon and the western
part of the Territory of Nunavut.)
To help you learn more about your ancestors by viewing their neighbors'
records, a browse feature can show the households on each side of or across
the street from your ancestors' household. The Advanced Query Search allows
you to search on any word in the record.
Note. Even though in 1881 your ancestor lived in what is now Canada, the
discs may not contain your ancestor's name. A number of microfilms have
pages missing, even in the Canadian National Archives. Some of the microfilm
pages are illegible, or ''unreadable.'' In case viewing the complete census
microfilms would help you, the census microfilm number at the Family History
Library (in Salt Lake City, Utah) and the film number from the National
Archives of Canada appear on each record. See also the text accompanying the
System requirements are:
Pentium? processor (or equivalent)
Windows 95, 98 or NT 4.0+
8 MB RAM minimum (16 MB recommended)
CD-ROM drive (4x minimum recommended)
VGA monitor with 256-color-capable video card
35 MB hard disk space
This product is for personal use only and is not available to commercial
vendors for resale or other distribution without express written consent.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 5:51 PM
Subject: [Q-R] CANADIAN 1881 CENSUS
> Can I ask what kind of information would be on this census.
> Thank you
> Joanne Trudelle
> Tyngsborough, MA USA