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Accession Number: 93-024

Title

Canada. Census. -- Microfilmed [between 1965 and 1985]. -- 10 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

The microfilm were created by the National Archives of Canada and purchased by the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

The 10 microfilm reels deal with the decennial manuscript census for 1901 of Peterborough County and Town, Victoria County, Northumberland County, Durham County and Hastings County. Genealogical resource.

Notes

Title based on contents of microfilm.

The note from the National Archives of Canada which accompanies this census indicates tht only a microfilm copy of the 1901 census survived. This copy was made in the late 1930's. The microfilming is not of consistent quality and it may be difficult to decipher parts of this film.

The microfilm were purchased from the National Archives of Canada.

Originals located at the National Archives of Canada.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the National Archives of Canada.

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

Microfilm located in Microform Reading Room.

Microfilm. Set 45.

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1901 CensusReel 1 (P.A.C. film #T06464):

Durham County, 1901

Hope

Manvers

Millbrook Village

Port Hope

Bowmanville

Cartwright

Clarke

Darlington

Newcastle Village

plus miscellaneous townships in Elgin & Dundas Counties

Reel 2 (P.A.C. film #T06485):

Northumberland County, 1901

Brighton

Brighton Village

Campbellford

Colborne

Cramahe

Village of Hastings

Murray

Percy

Seymour

plus miscellaneous townships in Norfolk County

Reel 3 (P.A.C. film #T06486):

Northumberland County, 1901 (cont'd)

(illegible)

Seymour

Alnwick

Cobourg

Haldimand

Hamilton

Beaverton

Bracebridge

plus miscellaneous townships & villages in Ontario County

Reel 4 (P.A.C. film #T06554):

Indian Agencies..., 1901

Indian Agencies in Canada, including Mud (Chemong) Lake,

Township of Smith, Peterborough County

Reel 5 (P.A.C. film #T06491):

Peterborough County, 1901

Ashburnham Village

Asphodel

Belmont

Chandos

Cardiff

Cavandish

Douro

Dummer

Guilford

Dysart

Harburn

Bruton

Havelock Village

Dudley

Harvey

Village of Lakefield

Methuen

Monmouth

Village of Norwood

Otonabee

plus miscellaneous townships in Perth County

Reel 6 (P.A.C. film #T06492):

Peterborough County, 1901 (cont'd)

Otonabee

Ennismore

North Monaghan

South Monaghan

Township of Peterborough

Reel 7 (P.A.C. film #T06501):

Victoria County, 1901

Anson & Hindon

Bexley

Carden

Dalton

Digby & Longford

Eldon

Fenelon

Fenelon Falls

Galway

Laxton

Lutterworth

Minden

Snowden

Somerville

Sherborne & McClintock

Stanhope

Village of Woodville

Town of Lindsay -- (N.B. in 2 places on film - see also after Emily Township section)

Bobcaygeon

Emily

Lindsay

Mariposa

Omemee Village

plus miscellaneous wards in City of Toronto

Reel 8 (P.A.C. film #T06502):

Victoria County, 1901 (cont'd)

Ops

Verulam

plus miscellaneous townships in Waterloo County

Reel 9 (P.A.C. film #T06472):

Hastings County, 1901

Town of Deseronto

Hungerford

Thurlow

Village of Tweed

Lyendinaga

McClure

Carlow

Dungannon

Elzevir & Grimsthorpe

Faraday

Huntingdon

plus miscellaneous wards in City of Hamilton

Reel 10 (P.A.C. film #T06473):

Hastings County, 1901 (cont'd)

Huntingdon (cont'd)

Limerick

Madoc

Marmora & Lake

Marmora Village

Mayo

Monteagle & Herschell

Rawdon

Village of Stirling

Tudor

Wollaston

City of Belleville

Sidney

Town to Trenton

plus miscellaneous townships in Huron County

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