Ontario (Upper Canada) Genealogy Census Records


Below is a list of census and assessment records which I have indexed.

Early assessment and census records for the most part only name the head of the family. There are exceptions, such as the 1839 Otonabee Twp. assessment, which lists names of all household members. Most early census and assessment records grouped and identified family members by sex and age. Most commonly the family was recorded as male or female, and above or below 16 years of age. Perhaps the most important variable recorded in many early assessments was the location of the family property per concession and lot. A valuable tool for family research are the land registry records, which may be searched when one knows the concession and lot of a property owner. Other details in early census and assessment records included family religion, as well as livestock records. The 1848 census/assessment records were somewhat more detailed, with several more age groupings of family members, as well as many more details on the family, and their assets. Post 1850 Collector's Rolls also only identify the head of the family, but do provide a lot of interesting details on family assets.

Canada Census records for 1851 through 1901 do name all family members for the most part. The diligence of old-time enumerators varied widely, from the 1851 Manvers Census in which many actual birth dates were recorded for individual family members, to the 1851 Emily Census, with very poor handwrighting and many family members identified by initials only.

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VICTORIA COUNTY Census and Assessment Records

1. Bexley Township

Census and Assessment 1839 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861

2. Eldon Township

Census and Assessment 1839 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861

3. Emily Township

Census and Assessment 1820 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901

4. Fenelon Township

Census and Assessment 1839 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861

5. Manvers Township

Census and Assessment 1835 - 1836, 1837, 1838 -1843, 1840 - 41, 1845-1847, 1848, 1850

Canada Census 1851, 1861

Collector's Rolls Assessment 1858 - 1869

6. Mariposa Township

Census and Assessment 1839 - 1841

Canada Census 1861

7. Ops Township

Census and Assessment 1839 - 1841

Canada Census 1861

8. Somerville Township

Census 1839

Canada Census 1861

9. Verulam Township

Census and Assessment 1838 (with Harvey Twp.) 1839 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861

10. Lindsay Town

Canada Census 1861

11. Omemee Village

Canada Census 1881, 1891, 1901


DURHAM COUNTY CENSUS AND ASSESSMENTS

1. Cartwright Township

Census and Assessment 1839 - 1841, 1848, 1850

Canada Census 1851, 1861

Collector's Rolls, Census and Assessment 1854 - 1868

2. Cavan Township

Census and Assessment 1819 - 1850

Canada Census 1861

Collectors Rolls Assessment 1855 - 1869

3. Clarke Township

Census and Assessment 1803 - 1848

Canada Census 1851, 1861

Collectors Rolls Census and Assessment 1854 - 1869

4. Darlington Township

Census and Assessment 1803 - 1850

Canada Census 1851 (Part 4 and 5), 1861

Collectors Rolls Assessment 1849 - 1869

5. Hope Township

Census and Assessment 1803 - 1847

Canada Census 1851 (Part 4 missing), 1861

Collectors Rolls Assessment 1854 - 1869

6. Bowmanville Town

Canada Census 1861

Collector's Rolls Assessments 1857 - 1869

7. Newcastle Village

Canada Census 1861

Collector's Rolls 1858 - 1870

8. Port Hope Town

Canada Census 1861

Collector's Rolls Assessments 1857 - 1868


NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY CENSUS AND ASSESSMENTS

1. Alnwick Township

Census and Assessment 1840 - 1850

Canada Census 1861

Collectors Rolls Census and Assessment 1854 - 1869

2. Brighton Township

Canada Census 1851 (Part 1 and 2), 1861

Collector's Rolls Census and Assessment 1854 - 1868

3. Cramahe Township

Census and Assessment 1803 - 1850

Canada Census 1851, 1861

Collector's Rolls Census and Assessment 1852 - 1869

4. Haldimand Township

Census andd Assessment

Canada Census 1851 (part 1 partial, Part 2, 3), 1861

Collectors Rolls Census and Assessment 1854 - 1869

5. Hamilton Township

Census and Assessment

Canada Census 1851 (Part 1,2, Part 3 missing), 1861

Collectors Rolls Assessments 1856 - 1869

6. Murray Township

Census and Assessment 1803 - 1850

Canada Census 1851 (Part 1 and 2), 1861

Collector's Rolls Census and Assessment 1855 - 1869

7. Percy Township

Census and Assessment 1803 - 1850

Canada Census 1851 (Part 1 and 2), 1861

Collectors Rolls Assessment 1855 - 1868

8. Seymour Township

Census and Assessment 1839 - 1850

Canada Census 1851 (Part 1 and 2), 1861

Collectors Rolls Census and Assessment 1856 - 1869

9. South Monaghan Township

Census and Assessment 1831 (partial), 1842 - 1847, 1848, 1850

Canada Census 1851, 1861

Collectors Rolls Census and Assessment 1854 - 1868

10. Brighton Village

Canada Census 1861

Collectors Rolls Census and Assessment 1854 - 1868

11. Cobourg Town

Canada Census 1861

Collectors Rolls Assessment 1856, 1859

12. Colborne Village

Canada Census 1861

Collectors Rolls Assessment 1860 - 1869


PETERBOROUGH COUNTY CENSUS AND ASSESSMENTS

1. Asphodel Township

Census and Assessment 1821 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861

2. Belmont Township

Canada Census 1851, 1861

3. Burleigh Township

Canada Census

4. Chandos Township

Canada Census

5. Douro Township

Census and Assessment 1826 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861

6. Dummer Township

Census and Assessment 1839 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861

7. Ennismore Township

Census and Assessment 1827 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861

8. Galway Township

Canada Census

9. Harvey Township

Census and Assessment 1839 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861

10. Methuen Township

Canada census 1851, 1861

11. North Monaghan Township

Census and Assessment 1819 - 1840

Canada Census 1851, 1861

12. Otonabee Township

Census and Assessment 1821 - 1841 (1839 census names all family members)

Canada census 1851, 1861

13. Smith Township

Census and Assessment 1819 - 1841

Canada Census 1851, 1861

14. Ashburnham Village

Canada Census 1861

15. Peterborough Town

Canada Census 1851, 1861


ONTARIO COUNTY

1. Brock Township

Canada Census 1861


In addition to the above census and assessment records, I can do prompt searches of all census records for HASTINGS County 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, and 1901; PETERBOROUGH County 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901; VICTORIA County 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901; NORTHUMBERLAND County 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901; HALIBURTON COUNTY 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901; ONTARIO County 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901; MUSKOKA 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901.

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