: "PROVO, Utah, Nov. 2 /CNW/ -- Ancestry.ca, the leading online website for Canadian family history records, today announced it has released the first complete index of the 1851 Census of Canada.Ancestry.ca
is the only source where all publicly available Canadian census collections from 1851, 1901, 1906 and 1911 are fully-indexed and searchable online.
The launch of the 1851 Census of Canada collection allows virtually anyone with a computer and an Internet connection to access this information and view actual images of original census documents. The addition of the 1851 census to the Ancestry.ca historical records collection gives Canadians access to an additional 1.4 million Canadian names and more than 85,000 images and actual census documents.
The site also offers the only online collection of vital records from Ontario and British Columbia as well as a plethora of digital content from the United States, UK, Scotland and Wales, including the entire U.S. Federal Census Collection from 1790-1930.
'The 1851 census captures a critical point in Canada's history providing a snapshot of the country at the end of a wave of Irish famine immigrants and a few years before the creation of the Confederation,' said Tim Sullivan, CEO, MyFamily.com, Inc., parent company of Ancestry.ca.
'An estimated 80 percent of the Canadian population today is actively researching or interested in family history"