Tuesday, May 3, 2011

FamilySearch Historical Collections Update

There have been two Canadian collections updated by the FamilySearch Historical Collection in April, and they are -

Ontario Census 1861

The 1861 Ontario Census has been updated, and there are 1,709,804 records now online.

It includes the population census as well as the agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township.

The website says that the information is "Arranged by census district (generally by county). Within each county, arrangement is usually alphabetical by name of township. Cities, towns and villages are often enumerated separately from the townships in which they are located".

It can be found at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1460164

Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900

The second collection is the Quebec Notarial Records which contains images of notarial records arranged by locality, then notary, then time period.

They can be seen at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1471015