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1871 Census

General: 

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.

On-line: 

1871 Census of Canada (Library and Archives Canada)

Date Range: 

1871

Additional Information: 

  • Library and Archives Canada is searchable only by head of household.
  • You can also search the Library and Archives Canada records by place, as follows:
    • Barrie Township  District 64, Sub-District F
    • Kennebec    District 64, Sub-District G
    • Hinchinbrooke     District 64, Sub-District H
    • Portland     District 64, Sub-District I
    • Loughborough     District 64, Sub-District J
    • Bedford     District 64, Sub-District K
    • Oso     District 64, Sub-District L
    • Olden     District 64, Sub-District M
    • Palmerston & Canonto     District 64, Sub-District N
    • Clarendon & Miller     District 64, Sub-District O
    • Kingston Township (not City of Kingston)  District 65, Sub-District A
    • Portsmouth Village, Kingston Penitentiary and Rockwood Asylum  District 65, Sub-District B
    • Garden Island     District 65, Sub-District C
    • Wolfe Island      District 65, Sub-District D
    • Pittsburgh Township and Howe Island     District 65, Sub-District E
    • Storrington     District 65, Sub-District F
    • City of Kingston - Victoria Ward     District 66, Sub-District A
    • City of Kingston - Rideau Ward     District 66, Sub-District B
    • City of Kingston - Frontenac Ward     District 66, Sub-District C
    • City of Kingston - St. Lawrence Ward     District 66, Sub-District D
    • City of Kingston - Ontario Ward     District 66, Sub-District E
    • City of Kingston - Sydenham Ward     District 66, Sub-District F
    • City of Kingston - Cataraqui Ward     District 66, Sub-District G

E-resources: 

Microfilm: 

1871 Census Microfilm

Date Range: 

1871

Additional Information: 

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 (above). Then you will know which reel of microfilm to view.

The reel numbers are:

  • Barrie Township                 C-9997
  • Kennebec                          C-9997
  • Hinchinbrooke                    C-9997
  • Portland                             C-9997
  • Loughborough                   C-9997 and C-9998
  • Bedford                              C-9998
  • Oso                                    C-9998
  • Olden                                 C-9998
  • Palmerston & Canonto       C-9998
  • Clarendon & Miller              C-9998
  • Kingston Township            C-9998
  • Portsmouth Village, Kingston Penitentiary and Rockwood Asylum       C-9998
  • Garden Island                   C-9998
  • Wolfe Island                      C-9998 and C-9999
  • Pittsburgh and Howe Island      C-9999
  • Storrington                        C-9999

City of Kingston

  • Victoria Ward                       C-9999
  • Rideau Ward                        C-9999-C-10,000
  • Frontenac Ward                   C-10,000
  • St. Lawrence Ward              C-10,000
  • Ontario Ward                       C-10,000
  • Sydenham Ward                  C-10,000
  • Cataraqui Ward                    C-10,000

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