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Source Information

Cerna, Shelley, comp. Kent County, New Brunswick Census, 1871: Eight Subdistricts [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
Original data: Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada. 1871 Canada Census. Ottawa, Canada: Library and Archives Canada. Microfilm # C-10390 - C-10391.

About Kent County, New Brunswick Census, 1871: Eight Subdistricts

This database contains more than 19,000 records of people enumerated in the 1871 Kent County, New Brunswick census for all parishes, which are as follows: Carleton, Saint Louis, Richibucto (Divisions. 1, 2, and 3), Weldford (Divisions 1&2), Wellington (Divisions 1 and 2), Saint Mary's (Divisions 1 and 2), Dundas (Divisions 1 and 2), and Harcourt. The database lists each person's full name, age, birthplace, religion, origin, and occupation. It also includes the National Archives film number, division number (if applicable), page number, and family number to help researchers obtain a copy of the original record, if desired.

For your information, the following parishes were originally enumerated in French and were translated into English for purposes of this index: Saint Louis, Saint Mary's (Divisions 1 and 2), and Dundas (Divisions 1and 2).

Research Tip: Often, the enumerator spelled names phonetically; therefore, it is important to check spelling variations. For example, Rufe and Roof; Bourke and Bourque; Jermane and Germane; and Bastarash or Bastrash are pronounced the same, but are spelled differently. Additionally, names such as Melanson are also found spelled Melancon, Molonson, etc. Also, enumerators' handwriting was often hard to decipher; therefore, it may help to check different spellings entirely. As a guideline for lowercase letters: r can sometimes look like an n; m like an n and vice versa; n like u; and c like e. For capital letters, P, B, and R often look similar, as do S, L, J, I, and T.

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