We just released the final 3 census years to complete the Canadian Census collection from 1851 to 1916. The Canadian Census Collection represents the first time ever that the 1851/2, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1906, 1911 and 1916 censuses will be fully searchable online.
For those of us that have some Canadian roots this is a great day. I have already found many records about my ancestors in these collections. The complete collection is useful for helping to track an ancestor’s life and understanding the family. We have had the complete national census collections for the US and the UK for years now but this is the first time we have it for Canada. We were able to partner with the Library and Archives in Canada and with FamilySearch to make this happen in a very aggressive timeframe from the public release of these records by the Canadian government.
We hope you find a lot of success in this collection and we would love to hear from you about it.
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