Norfolk County Census Records
Census returns vary. The first general Ontario census
was taken in 1842, 1848 and 1851 but not all survive.
are scattered Ontario Census records before 1842 but each area
took its own census, so researchers need to check the
book of available census returns (found in any public
library of Ontario or at the Archives) to find out what
years are available in each location.
areas have census records as early as 1783. Censuses up
to 1850 are heads of household only but give genealogy and family information
such as how many children, and their ages.
records after 1851 which are available to the public were
taken in 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911.
information on all household members - name, age, gender,
country of birth, religion, ethnic origin, occupation,
marital status and education. Some provide immigration
years. See Questions Asked on Ontario Census Reports
An important genealogicaly treasure found in Canadian Census records is the Agricultural Census. Agricultural returns provide information such as lot and concession number, acreage, livestock and agricultural products. For the 1851 and 1861 Census, the agricultural returns are listed by the name of the head-of-household. The agricultural returns for 1881, 1891 and 1901 were not retained
sites have Canadian Census Projects underway which allow you to
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Census Records online for your ancestors.
is also a 1940-1946 Census Substitute called The
National Registration File of 1940. This registration
resulted from the compulsory registration of all persons,
16 years of age or older, in the period from 1940 to 1946.
This is another way to find an ancestor in that time period.
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1911 Census Images only [LAC]
1911 Census of Canada Indexing Project [Automated Genealogy]
1911 Census Indexing Project for Norfolk County
1901 Census Images only [LAC]
1901 Census of Canada Indexing Project
NAC no. T-6485, T-6486
LDS no. 1,843,567-8
NAC no. T-6355, T-6356
LDS no. 1,465,780-1
1881 Census Transcripts for Canada [FamilySearch.org]
NAC no. C13262, C13263
LDS no. 1,375,899
1871 Census Index Heads of Household [LAC]
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NAC no. C-9907, C-9908, C-9909
LDS no. 0,349,142
1861 Norfolk County census index, Ontario, Canada [$]
NAC no. C1052, C1053, C1054
LDS no. 0,349,298
Charlotteville, Houghton, Middleton, Simcoe, Townsend
LDS no. 0,349,299
Walsingham, Windham, Woodhouse, Woodhouse Gore
1851- 1852 Census
1851 Census Images only [LAC]
1852 Norfolk County, Canada West (Ontario) [Automated Genealogy]
NAC nos. C-11741
Houghton, Middleton, Charlotteville
LDS no. 0,349,227
Windham, Townsend, Woodhouse, Walsingham, Simcoe
LDS no. 0,349,228
1842-LDS Census List shows film # 0,281,227 item 21, as
NAC # C-1345
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Norfolk Ontario Genealogical Society[$]