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1901 Census of Canada


The 1901 census was held on March 31, 1901. Important additions to the information collected in the 1881 and 1891 censuses included month, date and year of birth, year of immigration to Canada, and year of naturalization.

In the 1901 federal census, personal information about each enumerated individual was recorded under the following column headings:

Finding the Records

At the Vancouver Public Library


Although Ancestry Library Edition (see above) is the most efficient way of searching the 1901 Canadian census, there are several options for those who are unable to visit the Vancouver Public Library or wish to research from home:

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