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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center;background: #D9D9D4; font-size:14pt"|'''Canada, Census'''
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #D9D9D4; font-size:14pt"|'''Record Description'''
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|Census Records
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|1906
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|English
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|[[French Word List|French]]
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #D9D9D4; font-size:14pt"|'''Coverage Table'''
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|[[Canada Census]]
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #D9D9D4; font-size:14pt"|'''FamilySearch Resources '''
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*[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]
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*[[Canada Census|Canada Census]]
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*[[How Canadian National Censuses Are Organized]]
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*[[Find Ancestors in Canadian Census Records All Years|Find Ancestors in Canadian Census Records All Years]]
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*[[Canadian Censuses Online]]
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*[[Canada History Links]]
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*[[Canada Historic Maps]]
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*[[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks|Search Tips]]
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| colspan="2" style="text-align:center; background: #D9D9D4; font-size:14pt"|'''Related Websites'''
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*[http://automatedgenealogy.com/census06/NationalSummary06.jsp Index to the 1906 Census of the Northwest Provinces]
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*[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1906/Pages/about-census.aspx Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk/census/1906-Humboldt-29.html Canadian Census, 1906, on Rootsweb]
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*[http://www.censusfinder.com/canada-census-records.htm Canada Census Records Online from CensusFinder.com]
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*[http://allcensusrecords.com/canada/ Census Records in Canada from AllCensusRecords.com]
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*[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/pages/census.aspx Library and Archives Canada]
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The census day for Canada was June 24th, 1906. This collection contains indexes of the Northwest Provinces of Canada.  
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This collection contains indexes of the Northwest Provinces of Canada. There are some printed forms that were written in English and French. The responses that the people gave to the enumerator, were either in English or French. The census day for Canada was June 24th, 1906.  
 
 
A number was assigned to a district, a letter to a sub-district and a number to a subdivision of a sub-district. Some sub-districts also have a number, i.e. "a(1)" means sub-district "a1" and "a1" means sub-district "a", subdivision "1".  
 
  
National census records are arranged by province and within provinces by census districts and subdistricts. Census districts are voting districts, not counties. Although a voting district may have the same name as a county, it may not include the same townships. In some provinces, townships are equivalent to census subdistricts.  
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These censuses list a large proportion of the population. Unfortunately, portions of some have been lost, and some geographical areas within the provinces were missed by the census takers. Since the boundaries varied from census to census, it is not easy to tell which census district an eastern Canadian township or western Canadian village was in. Contemporary maps of the census districts have been lost or destroyed.  
  
Since the boundaries varied from census to census, it is not easy to tell which census district an eastern Canadian township or western Canadian village was in. Contemporary maps of the census districts have been lost or destroyed.  
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National census records are arranged by province and within provinces by census districts and sub-districts. Census districts are voting districts, not counties. Although a voting district may have the same name as a county, it may not include the same townships. In some provinces, townships are equivalent to census sub-districts. A number was assigned to a district, a letter to a sub-district and a number to a subdivision of a sub-district. Some sub-districts also have a number, i.e. "a(1)" means sub-district "a1" and "a1" means sub-district "a", subdivision "1".  
  
The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. The 1871 census covers the four original provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario. The first coast-to-coast census was taken in 1881. Newfoundland was not part of Canada until 1949. For Newfoundland, there are few, found 19th-century censuses that list names. They mostly contain statistical summaries.
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The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. Newfoundland was not part of Canada until 1949 and most 19th-century censuses for this area contain statistical summaries and very few names.
 
 
There are some printed forms that were written in English and French. The responses that the people gave to the enumerator, were either in English or French.  
 
  
 
The [[Canada Census]] article has more details.  
 
The [[Canada Census]] article has more details.  
  
== Record Content  ==
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=== Record Content  ===
  
 
Census records may contain the following information:  
 
Census records may contain the following information:  
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*Approximate year of birth
 
*Approximate year of birth
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
  
To use this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:
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== Search the Collection  ==
 
 
*Name of ancestor
 
*Approximate year and place of residence
 
 
 
=== Search the Collection  ===
 
 
'''To search this collection by name:'''
 
'''To search this collection by name:'''
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
 
=== Using the Information  ===
 
 
This collection can help you further your research in the following tactics:
 
 
Use the locality and dates found in your census search to search other records, like civil registration or church records.
 
 
=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
 
  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
 
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
  
=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor ===
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== Using the Information ==
 
 
If you can’t find your ancestor's location, you can try looking through the civil registration first to get the information that you need. When you have found that information, you can guess where your ancestor might be living at the time of the census.
 
  
=== General Information About These Records  ===
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This collection can help you further your research. Use the locality and dates found in your census search to search other records, like civil registration or church records.
  
These censuses list a large proportion of the population. Unfortunately, portions of some have been lost, and some geographical areas within the provinces were missed by the census takers.
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== Unable to Find Your Ancestor  ==
  
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If you can’t find your ancestor's location, you can try looking through the civil registration first to get the information that you need. When you have found that information, you can guess where your ancestor might be living at the time of the census.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://automatedgenealogy.com/census06/NationalSummary06.jsp Index to the 1906 Census of the Northwest Provinces]
 
*[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1906/Pages/about-census.aspx Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansk/census/1906-Humboldt-29.html 1906 Census on Rootsweb]
 
*[http://www.censusfinder.com/canada-census-records.htm Canada Census Records Online from CensusFinder.com]
 
*[http://allcensusrecords.com/canada/ Census Records in Canada from AllCensusRecords.com]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
*[[Canada History Links]]
 
*[[Canada Historic Maps]]
 
*[[Canadian Censuses Online]]
 
*[[Canada Census]]
 
*[[How Canadian National Censuses Are Organized]]
 
 
== How You Can Contribute ==
 
 
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== Citations for this Collection  ==
 
== Citations for this Collection  ==
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Canada, Census
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Location
Country Canada
Record Description
Record Type Census Records
Collection Year 1906
Languages English French
Coverage Table
Canada Census
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites

Record Description[edit | edit source]

This collection contains indexes of the Northwest Provinces of Canada. There are some printed forms that were written in English and French. The responses that the people gave to the enumerator, were either in English or French. The census day for Canada was June 24th, 1906.

These censuses list a large proportion of the population. Unfortunately, portions of some have been lost, and some geographical areas within the provinces were missed by the census takers. Since the boundaries varied from census to census, it is not easy to tell which census district an eastern Canadian township or western Canadian village was in. Contemporary maps of the census districts have been lost or destroyed.

National census records are arranged by province and within provinces by census districts and sub-districts. Census districts are voting districts, not counties. Although a voting district may have the same name as a county, it may not include the same townships. In some provinces, townships are equivalent to census sub-districts. A number was assigned to a district, a letter to a sub-district and a number to a subdivision of a sub-district. Some sub-districts also have a number, i.e. "a(1)" means sub-district "a1" and "a1" means sub-district "a", subdivision "1".

The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. Newfoundland was not part of Canada until 1949 and most 19th-century censuses for this area contain statistical summaries and very few names.

The Canada Census article has more details.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Census records may contain the following information:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Place of birth
  • Approximate year of birth


Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To search this collection by name: Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

Using the Information[edit | edit source]

This collection can help you further your research. Use the locality and dates found in your census search to search other records, like civil registration or church records.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor[edit | edit source]

If you can’t find your ancestor's location, you can try looking through the civil registration first to get the information that you need. When you have found that information, you can guess where your ancestor might be living at the time of the census.


Citations for this Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection citation:

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