Vancouver Island 1881 Census

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Historical note on the 1881 Dominion census.

Enumerators' Instructions
A summary of official instructions, as printed in 1881.

Enumeration Districts
Notes on the locations and boundaries of enumeration areas.

First Nations
Notes on the 3 Indian Agencies and 75 bands enumerated in 1881.


Notes on Enumeration Categories
Explains categories and terms used in the census.

Dynamic list of all occupations recorded by enumerators.

Dynamic list of all religions recorded by enumerators.

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