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Ancestry.com. Canadian Civil Servants Lists, 1872-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Various Civil Service Lists of Canada from 1872-1900, collected by Canadiana.org.

About Canadian Civil Servants Lists, 1872-1900

This database contains listings of Canadian civil servants from various years between 1872 and 1900. Names of all persons employed in the various departments of the Canadian government are listed for these years according to department. Departments covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Department of Agriculture

  • Department of Customs

  • Department of Finance

  • Department of the House of Commons

  • Department of Indian Affairs

  • Department of Inland Revenue

  • Department of the Interior

  • Department of Justice

  • Department of Marine and Fisheries

  • Department of Militia and Defense

  • Department of Public Printing and Stationary

  • Department of Public Works

  • Department of Railways and Canals

  • Department of the Secretary of State

  • Governor General’s Secretary’s Office

  • Mounted Police Force

  • Office of the Auditor General

  • Office of the High Commissioner for Canada

  • Post Office Department

  • Privy Council Office

  • Senate of Canada

  • Information listed about individuals, depending on the year, includes:

  • Name

  • Title

  • Salary

  • Birth date

  • Age

  • Date of first appointment

  • Years at post

  • Promotion to present rank

  • Creed or religion

  • Nationality of origin