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Index: Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada | Census Record Extracts

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Many non-Natives have grown up with family stories about having First Nations ancestors or about their families being somehow connected to First Nations communities.  If you are one of these non-Natives and your family stories concern the 20th century then one of the best ways to research this is through Canadian census records.

The census records contain a precious trove of data about these people including their occupations. While transcribing surnames for my First Nations census project, I’ve come across many non-Natives who were living on Canadian Reserves or in areas already inhabited by First Peoples. 

On formal reserves I’ve found many people who stayed temporarily, such as government officials, school teachers and representatives of various churches. I’ve also found many people who were there to exploit the land as miners, loggers and railway workers. In the West and the North many non-natives were involved in the fur trade as hunters, trappers or as employees of the trading posts. In a great many places they were farmers or other settlers who simply dispossessed First Nations people from their lands. Finally, there’s a last group of people who blended into First Nations populations and often their descendants can still be found there today.

This index is my on-going project to catalogue thousands of non-native names from Canadian census records from 1881 to 1921. So far, there’s excellent coverage of the 1921 census and I’m adding the other years one region at a time. Each entry is linked to the census subdistrict so you can examine the original record for yourself.  

And if you’d like to search on your own, scroll to the bottom of the post for links to all my resources.


INDEX


 

A – B – C | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada (Census Record Extracts)

 

D – E – F | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada (Census Record Extracts)

 

G – H – I | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada (Census Record Extracts)

 

J – K – L | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada (Census Record Extracts)

 

M – N – O | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada (Census Record Extracts)

 

P – Q – R | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada (Census Record Extracts)

 

S – T – U | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada (Census Record Extracts)

 

V – W – X – Y – Z | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada (Census Record Extracts)

 

 

 


 

 

Related Posts

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy & History

 

 

 

External Links

Canada Census 1881 – Archives Canada

Canada Census 1881 – Family Search

 

Canada Census 1901 – Archives Canada

Canada Census 1901 – Automated Genealogy

 

Canada Census 1911 – Archives Canada

Canada Census 1911 – Automated Genealogy

 

Canada Census 1921 – Archives Canada

Canada Census 1921 – Ancestry (free version)

 


 

 

 

 

November 23, 2017 - Posted by | .

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  1. I am looking for my 4th Gr Grandparents and farther back. Jean Baptiste Meloche married twice…first to a Lizzie Lumbra (Lambert), and had two children. I have no birth info or marriage record for them. He was born circa 1802 in Quebec somewhere. In his second marriage he lived in Farnham, Knowlton, area. Son William went to St Edouard church.
    Second wife Cordelia Adelaide Chauvin born to Jean Noel Chauvin and Marie Charlotte Goyette in Chambly in 1821.
    My 3rd gr grandfather was Jean Baptiste Jr m. Mary Laplante. Family moved to Montgomery, VT
    Family lore says Jean’s mother was of mixed background, grandmother full Native, and grandfather was a Baptiste Lambert.
    Toying with idea the “Lizzie Lambert” was his mother and he may have had one marriage?
    Dead end for so long!

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    Comment by ljrubick | March 11, 2019 | Reply


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