The Tapscott Family Tree

Canada Census

The Canada Census returns are, to me, a strange mix of detail. Whilst the enumerators sheets for the UK Census includes the address of each household (other than the very early records), the sheets for the Canada Census mostly do not. They are also quite varied in what information is collected, with items such as Style of House, (Brick, Timber, etc) and number of floors, Life and Critical Injury Insurance Benefits and Premiums, Tribe, Colour, Religion and Earnings to name but a few.

In a number of years, questions which would require a simple "Yes" or "No" response were actually marked as "1" for "Yes" and a dash or blank for "No".