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15 tips to help find elusive ancestors on census records

Unable to find some of your ancestors on census records? Join the club. Writer, lecturer, and family historian Roy Stockdill has put together a list of 15 tips to help us find those elusive relatives. You can download his tips from … Continue reading

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First three Quebec censuses available online

Yesterday’s post about the first Canadian census in 1666 generated interested among the always helpful Facebook crowd. Thanks to my online friend and researcher extraordinaire, Dianne Seale Nolin, here are the links to Canada’s first three censuses on Library and Archives … Continue reading


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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 … Continue reading

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1842 Lower Canada census good news for those researching Montreal ancestors

Further to yesterday’s post about the availability of the 1825 and 1842 Lower Canada censuses on Ancestry, I learned that this is especially good news for those with ancestors in Montreal. According to my friend, “Ms. O’Leery,” the 1842 census … Continue reading

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Ancestry adds Lower Canada 1825 and 1842 censuses

One of my favourite bloggers beat me to the news about Ancestry adding the Lower Canada 1825 and 1842 census records. You can read his blog post here: http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.ca/2014/03/ancestry-adds-lower-canada-censuses-for.html 

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