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Column Headings on the 1921 Canadian Census

Finding the images on the 1921 Canadian Census difficult to read? In an effort to make the process of deciphering these images a little less painful, here again is a link to the 1921 Enumerator Instruction booklet from the Canadian Century Research Infrastructure project:

The booklet gives a complete breakdown of the questions each enumerator had to go through during each visit. Explanations for the information contained in the column headings begins at the bottom of page 18.

Want something even simpler? Here is a sample image of a 1921 census sheet with the headings at the top.

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5 Responses to “Column Headings on the 1921 Canadian Census”

  1. Nanci Pattenden says:

    I downloaded the word doc for the columns and they don’t match the census headings at all. For example, it says column 6 is sex, but col 6 through 10 is class of home.

    I think someone needs to re-do this document so it is accurate.


  2. admin says:

    Thanks for the heads up on this. The document has now been removed and replaced with a sample of one of the census pages, with the correct column headings at the top. Here is a link to the image:
    Hopes this proves more useful for you.

  3. Nanci Pattenden says:

    Thanks :)

  4. Susan Edwards says:

    The headings for the Alberta census pages are different in that they have columns for such things as Range, Meridian, etc. when determining the location.

  5. Nanci says:

    That’s weird. You’d think there would be one form for the entire country. Guess they planned ahead so they could confuse the genealogists. :)

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