Search Canada’s 1921 Census Free on

By Diane Haddad’s free 1921 Canadian census collection is now indexed. That means you can search the records by name and other criteria instead of having to know exactly where your ancestor lived, and then browsing by location.

The census will be accessible free on for at least three years, says spokesperson Matthew Deighton. You’ll need to set up a free registration (or log into your account, if you already have one) in order to view the records.

The 1921 Canadian census is the country’s most recent census available to the public. It lists everyone in a household and contains details including birthplace (for a person and his or her parents), immigration year and religion, says Family Tree Magazine‘s Document Detective George G. Morgan.

Morgan will show you clues in the 1921 Canadian census in our January/February 2014 issue, on Family Tree Shop and newsstands Jan. 7.

The 1921 Canadian census also is part of the subscription collection on’s US sister site,