Source Information

Hewitt, Kristina. Tilbury, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: 1881 Federal Census of Canada. Toronto, Canada: Government of Canada, 1881.

About Tilbury, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881

Bordered on the east by Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair in the west, Tilbury East Township is located in southern Kent County, about fifteen minutes east of Detroit. This database is an index to federal census records for the township in 1881. Compiled from original documents in the National Archives of Canada it provides the resident's name, age, birthplace, and relationship the head of household. Film, division, page, entry, and family numbers are provided to aid researchers obtain the original record, if desired. It contains the names of over 2,500 people. For those patrons seeking ancestors from Ontario, this can be a useful index. Corrections and comments on this database can be sent directly to the provider at

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