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Access the following Census in Canada: 1842, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911

Ancestry Library Edition Database

Access Ancestry Library Edition from public computers at all Burlington Public Library locations. Search the Canadian census for 1851,1871,1901, 1911 and 1921. The exception is the 1881 census which is available from FamilySearch.org and Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Please note that content is updated regularly so we suggest that you take the time to explore for further additions.

Recommended Sites

Online indexing and digital images are available for the following Censuses of Canada.

Books & Print Materials

(BUR) refers to non-circulating items located in the Burlington History Room. To view these items, please present your library card or other identification at the 2nd floor Information Desk, Central Library.

(RR) or Ready Reference, also (REF) or Reference, refers to an item that must be used in the library.

  • Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario, by Bruce S. Elliott, 1986- - 929.3713 IND (REF) - These are available for the following counties.
    • Brant
    • Bruce
    • Durham
    • Elgin
    • Essex Kent
    • Grey
    • Haldimand-Norfolk
    • Halton-Peel
    • Hamilton-Wentworth
    • Hastings-Prince Edward
    • Huron
    • Kingston-Frontenac-Lennox-Addington
    • Lambton
    • Lanark
    • Leeds-Grenville
    • Lincoln-Welland-Niagara
    • London-Middlesex
    • Northumberland
    • Ontario County
    • Ottawa-Carleton
    • Oxford
    • Perth
    • Peterboroug-Victoria
    • Renfrew and the North
    • Simcoe
    • Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
    • Toronto
    • Waterloo
    • Wellington
    • York
  • Counting Canada: A Genealogical Guide to the Canadian Census, by Dave Obee, 2012 - 929.371 OBE (REF)
  • Researching Canadian Census Records, by Doris B. Bourrie, 1998 - 929.1072071 BOU



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