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The enumeration of Ontario's population was done in a confusing manner, quite a few places were not enumerated as part of their geographic county or district, but rather enumerated with districts or counties created solely for the purpose of enumeration (such as Caldwell County, Bothwell County, Monck County). Some places were enumerated separately one enumeration and as part of another place the next.

The OGW Census Project has done our best to be as accurate as possible with the placement of each census, but for the most part we've stayed within geographic boundaries (for instance instead of finding places listed under Cardwell, Bothwell or Monck you'll find them listed in their geographic counties) and made note of the area with which the place was enumerated.

If you are seeking a specific town, city or village and do not find it listed here it was likely enumerated as part of a township. Use the Ontario Locator to find out which township or county you need.

If a census is listed as "MS" the census return is either missing or was destroyed before it could be microfilmed

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Census subdistricts were usually named after the townships or city wards they covered. The listings given in the township index shows how subdistricts were enumerated during census years - not necessarily how they were geographically located.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
  • Names changed (it's not uncommon for a place or township (subdistrict) to have one name in one census year and a completely different name in the next)
  • Townships (subdistricts) moved (this is especially true if you're looking for a modern day township - they weren't in the same place back in the 1800's)
  • Townships (subdistricts) were created/abolished (Townships (subdistricts) that exist today didn't necessarily exist then, and vice versa)
  • Townships (subdistricts) were often combined during different enumerations years, especially in 1901.
  • Small communities, villages, towns, etc. were not always enumerated separately. If you can't find the place you want, look at the township census.
  • If you find the place you're seeking on this list, but cannot locate it on the County/District page, note that some areas were enumerated together and the place you're seeking may be listed under the other area. Use your browser's "find" feature to locate your place name on the County/District page.
If you do not see the place or township (subdistrict) you're seeking in the list above, PLEASE use the Ontario Locator.

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