Canadian 1861 Census


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What Do the Records Look Like?

  • The Ontario 1861 Census is handwritten on typed forms.
  1. Click here to see an example

Read project-specific indexing instructions.

View general indexing instructions.

See brief field-by-field helps.

How to Get Help:

  • These training materials describe the most common situations you will encounter as you index the Ontario 1861 Census. However, new issues may surface, and you may have questions that are not answered here. Current updates are available on the Project Revisions Page. If your questions are not answered there, contact your stake extraction director. Your stake extraction director can then contact Church headquarters.

Handwriting Helps: Because these records are handwritten, it may be helpful to view this link for help in deciphering challenging words: