Census Records

1871 Census

You can print a blank form for recording 1871 Census data from the Research Forms page of the FamilySearch website.

Learn more about the 1871 Census on the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

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Resources

Books

Frontenac County Census

This resource consists of seven bound volumes. Microfilm is also available.

Pittsburgh Township 1851, '61, '71 Census; 1844, '46, '91 Assessment Rolls

It is a two-volume set.

Databases

1871 Census of Canada

Access to the Ancestry Library Edition website is restricted to KFPL branches. A subscription is required outside of the KFPL network.

This fifth census of Canada covers the nine provinces and two territories of Canada as of 1911: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, nationality, and origin. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1911 Census.

1871 Census of Canada

  • Library and Archives Canada is searchable only by head of household.
  • You can also search the Library and Archives Canada records by place, see More Details

Canada Census, 1871

This census contains the following nine schedules arranged within subdistricts: 1) Nominal return of the living; 2) Nominal return of the deaths within last twelve months; 3) Return of public institutions, real estate, vehicles and implements; 4) Return of cultivated land, of field products and of plants and fruits; 5) Live stock, animal products, home-made fabrics and furs; 6) Return of industrial establishments; 7) Return of products of the forest; 8) Return of shipping and fisheries; and 9) Return of mineral products.

Microfilms

1871 Census Microfilm

The microfilm reels are in the top right-hand drawer of the microfilm cabinet.

First, look up the surname using one of the online or print tools. Then you will know which reel of microfilm to view. See More Details for the Reel numbers.