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History of Ontario Censuses[edit | edit source]

In 1851, Canada begin keeping censuses every 10 years. However, these censuses were often taken in different years, and it was not until 1871, after the Dominion of Canada was created, that censuses were taken regularly.[1]

Online Ontario Censuses[edit | edit source]

Population Schedules[edit | edit source]

Official Canada Censuses[edit | edit source]

Year Type of Census Links About the census
1871 Population FamilySearch; index and images
Ancestry.com; index and images ($)
Library and Archives of Canada - 1871 Census
1881 Population FamilySearch; index and images
Ancestry.com; index and images ($)
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1881 Census
1891 Population FamilySearch; index
FamilySearch; images
Ancestry.com; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1891 Census
1901 Population FamilySearch; index and images
Ancestry.com; index and images ($)
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1901 Census
1911 Population FamilySearch; index and images
Ancestry.com; index and images ($)
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1911 Census
1921 Population Ancestry.com; index and images ($)
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1921 Census

Local, Territory, and Province Censuses[edit | edit source]

Year Type of Census Links About the census
1800-1842 Population Ancestry.com; index ($) A Collection of various local censuses of Ontario and Nova Scotia, 1800-1842
1842 (partial) Population FamilySearch; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1842 Census
1851/52 Population FamilySearch; index

Ancestry.com; index and images ($)


Library and Archives of Canada; index and images
Library and Archives of Canada - 1851 Census
1861 Population FamilySearch; index and some images
FamilySearch; images
Ancestry.com; index and images ($)
Library and Archives of Canada - 1861 Census


Non-population Schedules[edit | edit source]

Year Type of Census Links About the census
1848 Statistical Huran, Middlesex, and Perth counties - at FamilySearch; images +++
Durham, Grenville, Leeds, and Northumberland counties - at FamilySearch; images
1871 Mortality Familysearch; index and images

Ancestry.com; index ($)

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Library and Archives Canada, “Censuses,” February 4, 2021, https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx.