25 January 2013

Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871 indexed on FamilySearch

Now on FamilySearch, indexes of the census mortality schedules for the 1871 census of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.
This schedule is supposed to contain information on all those deceased in the year prior to census day which was 2 April. There are 45,371 entries.
Information in the schedule includes:
1. Names of Deceased
2. Sex
3. Age
4. Born within last twelve months
5. Religion
6. Country or Province of Birth
7. Profession, Occupation or Trade
8. Married or Widowed
9. Married during last twelve months
10. Month of Death
11. Disease or other cause of Death
12. Remarks

Information on religion, cause of death, marital status, profession and remarks in the originals is not available in this index. It appears the original images will eventually be linked.
Digital microfilm images of the originals are available at the Library and Archives Canada website. If you find an entry of interest through FamilySearch consult the Excel format spreadsheet at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/092/006003-130-0008-e.xls
to find the corresponding microfilm number. Then search the collection for that 1871 census digital microfilm starting at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=26&interval=30&sk=0&&PHPSESSID=f0v3thhcgqvau3vslaruumn2a7

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