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Accession Number: 86-026

Title

Canada. Census. -- Microfilmed [ca. 1986]. -- 8 microfilm reels.

Biography / History

Census taking in Canada was divided into enumeration districts which were usually located around cities and counties. The districts were divided in sub-districts which were usually located around towns, townships and city wards. Villages, small towns, parishes and seigneuries were generally enumerated as part of the township in which they were located. Census and county boundaries did not always coincide since boundaries and town names changed or disappeared. The first census in Canada was undertaken in 1666 by Intendant Jean Talon. Census taking was not required until it was put into the Constitution in 1867. Before 1867 census taking was sketchy and it was not until 1851 that it became established as a way of assessing population and colonial needs for the government. (Taken from: "Census Returns, 1666-1891." Public Archives, Canada, 1987.)

Custodial History

This fonds was created by the National Archives of Canada before it was purchased by the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of census records for Victoria, Peterborough, Northumberland and Durham Counties from 1891. Genealogical resource.

Notes

Title based on content of fonds.

This fonds was purchased from the National Archives of Canada.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated materials located at the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa and the Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

For related records see: 77-028, 77-029, 77-030, 79-004, 80-001, 80-002, 83-007, 89-001 and 93-024.

Located in the Microform Reading Room.

Microfilm. Set 43.

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1891 CensusReel 1 (P.A.C. film #T-6332):

Durham (East) & (West)

Dundas

Winchester

Winchester (Village)

Durham (East)

Cavan

Hope

Manvers

Millbrook (Village)

Port Hope (Town)

Durham (West)

Bowmanville (Town)

Cartwright

Clarke

Reel 2 (P.A.C. film #T-6333):

Elgin (East) & (West)

Durham (West)

Darlington

Newcastle (Village)

Elgin (East)

Aylmer (Town)

Bayham

Malahide

Port Stanley (Village)

St. Thomas (City)

Vienna (Village)

Yarmouth

Elgin (West)

Aldborough

Reel 3 (P.A.C. film #T-6356):

Northumberland (East)

Norfolk (North)

Waterford (Village)

Windham

Norfolk (South)

Charlotteville

Houghton

Port Dover (Village)

Port Rowan (Village)

Simcoe (Town)

Walsingham

Woodhouse

Northumberland (East)

Brighton

Brighton (Village)

Campbellford (Village)

Colborne (Village)

Cramahe

Hastings (Village)

Murray

Reel 4 (P.A.C. film #T-6357):

Ontario (North)

Northumberland (East)

Murray

Percy

Seymour

Northumberland (West)

Alnwick

Cobourg (Town)

Haldimand

Hamilton

Ontario (North)

Beaverton (Village)

Bracebridge (Village)

Brock

Cannington (Village)

Draper

Macaulay

Maclean

Mara

Morrison

Oakley

Reel 5 (P.A.C. film #T-6363):

Peterborough (East) & (West)

Perth (South)

Hibbert

Mitchell (Town)

St. Mary's (Town)

Usborne

Peterborough (East)

Ashburnham (Village)

Asphodel

Belmont

Burleigh

Anstruther

Chandos

Cardiff

Cavendish

Douro

Dummer

Glamorgan

Harcourt

Dudley

Dysart

Guilford

Harburn

Bruton

Clyde

Eyre

Havelock

Livingstone

Lawrence

Nightingale

Harvey

Lakefield (Village)

Methuen

Monmouth

Norwood (Village)

Otonabee

Peterborough (West)

Ennismore

Monaghan (North)

Monaghan (South)

Peterborough (Town)

Reel 6 (P.A.C. film #T-6364):

Prescott; Prince Edward

Peterborough (West)

Peterborough (Town)

Smith

Prescott

Alfred

Caledonia

Hawkesbury (East)

Hawkesbury (West)

Hawkesbury (Village)

Longueuil

L'Orignal (Village)

Plantagenet (North)

Plantagenet (South)

Prince Edward

Ameliasburgh

Athol

Reel 7 (P.A.C. film #T-6373):

Victoria (North) & (South)

Toronto (City)

St. Stephen's (Ward)

St. Mark's (Ward)

St. Thomas (Ward)

Victoria (North)

Anson

Hindon

Bexley

Carden

Dalton

Eldon

Fenelon

Fenelon Falls (Village)

Galway

Laxton

Digby

Longford

Lutterworth

Minden

Snowden

Stanhope

Sherborne

McClintock

Somerville

Woodville (Village)

Victoria (South)

Bobcaygeon (Village)

Emily

Reel 8 (P.A.C. film #T-6374):

Waterloo (North)

Victoria (South)

Emily

Lindsay (Town)

Mariposa

Omemee (Village)

Ops

Verulam

Waterloo (North)

Berlin (Town)

Elmira (Village)

Waterloo (North)

Waterloo (Town)

Wellesly

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