Fact du jour — First Canadian census

On March 21, 1666, Intendant Jean Talon started a census of New France — and genealogists have been happy ever since. In this first Canadian census, 3,215 people and 533 families were counted. By 1668, the population had risen to 6,282 settlers and 1,139 families.

Jean Talon was the first intendant in New France, appointed by King Louis XIV.

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About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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