WorldVitalRecords.com recently launched the 1871 Canada Census (Canada’s first national census). This census is the second census WorldVitalRecords.com has launched. (The US 1880 Census was the first census available at WorldVitalRecords.com.)
This census database contains more than 400,000 records of personal information such as name, age, country or province of birth, occupation, ethnic origin, and religious denomination.
Information from individuals living in the original provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario are included in this census.
Before the 1871 Census was conducted, census enumerations were completed in various areas throughout Canada, and in various years. However, many of these early records were lost or destroyed and are no longer available.