Census Information

Census Reels - 1881 to 1900

Athabaska See Unorganized Territories 1901 T6555
Birch Hills Saskatchewan 1901 T6553
Brancepeth Saskatchewan 1901 T6553
Cumberland (North) Saskatchewan 1881 C13285
Cumberland (South) Saskatchewan 1881 C13285
Cumberland Saskatchewan 1901 T6553
Eastern Ruperts Land --- 1881 C13286
Institutions Saskatchewan 1891 T6427
Kinistino Saskatchewan 1901 T6553
Lac La Ronge See Athabasca 1901 ---
Lake La Ronge Saskatchewan 1901 T6553
Montreal Lake Saskatchewan 1901 T6553
Montreal Lake See Athabasca 1901 ---
Pelican Narrows See Athabasca 1901 ---
Prince Albert --- 1881 C13285
Prince Albert Saskatchewan 1891 T6426
Prince Albert (East) Saskatchewan 1901 T6553
Prince Albert (North) Saskatchewan 1901 T6553
Prince Albert (West) Saskatchewan 1901 T6553
Saskatchewan --- 1901 T6553; T6554; T6555
Saskatchewan See Unorganized Territories 1901 ---
Stony Lake Saskatchewan 1901 T6554
Unorganized Territories Saskatchewan 1901 T6555; T6556

 

Censuses Online

1881 Census
You can search the complete 1881 Canadian census online. Or you can purchase it on CD from the Mormons for a nominal amount.

1901 census
The 1901 census has been put into a prototype online database. One can view the pages of the census but cannot search by family. This is not a transcribed database. More details about the 1901 census are given in the Introduction.

1906 census (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta only)
Similar to the 1901 census, the 1906 census is in a searchable database. You cannot search by family name. Details on how to search are found in the Introduction.



Where to find census records in Canada

Microfilmed census returns are held at the National Archives of Canada on Wellington Street in Ottawa. You can borrow these census reels from the National Archives through their inter-institutional loan service.

You can also find microfilm copies of census returns at the following locations. They might also be found in other locations, such as university libraries or archives and your local Family History Centre. (Please send the name of the organization, the location, and information on what jurisdictions are held to the Prince Albert GenWeb webmaster)

Single jurisdiction records held

Institution / Organization Location Jurisdiction
British Columbia Archives and Records Office Victoria B.C.
Provincial Archives of Manitoba Winnipeg Manitoba
Archives of Ontario Toronto Ontario
Hamilton Public Library Hamilton Ontario
St. Catharines Public Library, Special Collections Department St. Catharines, Ontario Ontario
Archives nationales du Québec Montréal Quebec
Archives nationales du Québec Québec Quebec
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Fredericton N.B.
Saint John Public Library Saint John N.B.
Public Archives of Nova Scotia Halifax N.S.
Public Archives and Records Office Charlottetown P.E.I.


Multiple jurisdiction records held

Institution / Organization Location Jurisdictions
Surrey Public Library, Cloverdale Branch Cloverdale, B.C. all
Greater Victoria Public Library Victoria, B.C. most
Calgary Public Library Calgary all
Provincial Archives of Alberta Edmonton all
Regina Public Library, Prairie History Room Regina all
Saskatchewan Archives Board Regina and Saskatoon western provinces
Saskatoon Public Library Saskatoon most
Winnipeg Public Library Winnipeg Manitoba and Ontario
London Public Library London, Ontario Ontario and some Maritime
Queen's University Library, Government Documents Department Kingston, Ontario all
Toronto Public Library, North York Central Branch Toronto all
Windsor Public Library Windsor, Ontario Ontario and Quebec
Montreal Municipal Library, Central Branch, Salle Gagnon Montréal all
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