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A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population. It has been performed from ancient times and continues today by civil leaders, so as to have an idea of the size and composition of the ''subjects''.
== Census ==
*[http://automatedgenealogy.com Canadian censuses of 1851-1852, 1901, 1906 and 1911 at automatedgenealogy.com]
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/index-e.html Census Research Tools at the Canadian Archives]