Within the next few weeks, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will begin to deploy a series of 15 databases on Canadian census returns. This will be the only website where free online nominal indexes can be accessed for census returns from 1825 to 1916, comprising more than 32 million records.
LAC will be offering:
- new databases such as those for census returns from 1851 and 1861
- nominal indexes (instead of geographical indexes) for census returns from 1901, 1906, 1911 and 1916
- revamped and updated versions of the indexes for census returns from 1871, 1881 and 1891
- and much more…
Stay tuned to learn when these databases will be available and be sure to visit our census page to discover these incredible resources for tracing your family history!
Questions or comments? We would love to hear from you!
Are the census indexes being implemented those produced by Ancestry.ca under an agreement signed some years ago? If not how were they produced?
All the census databases that we will posting online in the upcoming weeks are the result of agreements with genealogical societies in Canada, FamilySearch or Ancestry.ca.
Now this is exciting news especially for us who have to do long distance research.
So glad to hear the nominal indexes will be available. Way to go, LAC!
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