Vancouver Island 1891 Census

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Historical note on the 1891 Dominion census.

Enumeration Districts
Notes on the census districts and sub-districts on Vancouver Island, 1891.

First Nations
Notes on the Vancouver Island bands enumerated within federal Indian Agencies in 1891.


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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