Find your ancestors in Lower Canada census 1825

What can these records tell me?

The Province of Lower Canada was a British colony from 1791 to 1841, when it merged with Upper Canada to form the Province of Canada. The Province of Canada was dissolved and the land divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario following the Canadian Confederation in 1867.

Lower Canada comprised modern-day Labrador and southern Quebec. The area was predominately French speaking due to it including land that was once part of the colony of New France.

Each search result will provide you will an image of the original document and a transcript. The images show that the original census forms were printed in French. Transcripts will generally include the following details:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Year
  • Language
  • Number of inhabitants
  • Town
  • County
  • Province
  • Country
  • Page
  • Film number

The images may be able to provide additional information, such as age ranges of inhabitants.