RESOURCES | Find Lot Locations using the 1871 Census

Research 1871 CENSUS locations free online for ALL OF ONTARIO. The individual Township pages at this site, point to every Sched. 4 start page for every Enumeration Division in the Province! COPYRIGHT – the Surname databases, Look-up charts, Transcriptions and all Map geo-points are property of Lisa Rance, Orillia, 2011-current.

Determine the exact Concession & Lot locations where ancestors reported crops on the 1871 Census. This is helpful for differentiating families of a common surname. The ancestor need not have been a farmer – even small personal gardens on town lots, were reported.

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Muskoka and Parry Sound Lot Locations, 1871

I only recently became aware of the existence of an “agricultural” schedule for the 1871 Census of Canada. Here are a thousand+ surnames transcribed for Muskoka and Parry Sound using the cross-referencing procedure described here.

Total Records Found: 1005, showing 10 per page
[1871 surnames] Ryde Muskoka 1871. census check DRAPER Twp.
[1871 surnames] Oakley Muskoka 1871. census check DRAPER Twp.
Adams 1 Muskoka Muskoka 1871. census
Adams 1 Medora Muskoka 1871. census
Adams 3 Chaffey Muskoka 1871. census
Adelhard 1 Morrison Muskoka 1871. census
Alderman 1 Draper Muskoka 1871. census
Alexander 1 Watt Muskoka 1871. census
Algie 1 Hagerman Parry Sound 1871. census
Allard 1 McDougall Parry Sound 1871. census

PHOTOlog | rail history preservation PARRY SOUND

rail history, northern ontario, thunder bridge at scotia

Thunder Bridge over the old Northern and Pacific Junction / CN rail line at Scotia. Despite its age, the municipality pays for the upkeep of this old wooden bridge, which, workers told me, is more extensive than one would imagine. Photo credit: Scott Rance, July 2008

old rail bridge, wooden construction, winter

Thunder Bridge over the old Northern and Pacific Junction / CN rail line at Scotia. Photo credit: Lisa Rance, January 2008

PARRY SOUND District | Perry Township

PHOTOlog | rail frontiers PARRY SOUND

rail tracks beyond scotia, emsdale, Northern and Pacific Junction Railway, personal family tragedy

Steel ribbon – the last connection to Home. Once he stepped away, he was gone. In 1896, this rail trip was the last for my great-grandfather James Mullen. Destined for Katrine – to connect with a friend – when he disembarked at Emsdale he walked to Kearney instead; then was led two days into the bush and clubbed to death in his sleep for seven dollars. Photo credit: Scott Rance, October 2009

PARRY SOUND District | Armour Township