Find your ancestors in Canada census 1891

What can these records tell me?

Transcripts of the census have been provided for each result, along with the image of the actual census. Transcripts will include the following information:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Sex
  • Relationship
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth place
  • Marital status
  • Year
  • Relation to head of household
  • Family number
  • District name
  • Province
  • Other household members

    Images, hosted by Library and Archives Canada, will often provide you with additional information, such as occupation.

    The third national census was started on 6 April 1891. At that time, enumerators collected information from British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec, which included 201 census districts and 2,475 subdistricts.

    Unfortunately, the original paper records of this census were destroyed in 1955 following the microfilming done by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. The process and quality of the microfilming was not consistent and has results in some images being of poor quality.