The 1931 Canadian census is fully indexed and searchable on FamilySearch!

FamilySearch Press Release today:

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 16 January 2024—FamilySearch, the world’s largest genealogical organization, and Libraries Archive Canada (LAC), are happy to announce the completion of the free, fully searchable index and images of the 1931 Census of Canada. This significant achievement is a remarkable resource for genealogists, historians, and anyone interested in uncovering their Canadian roots. Search the census now at

The digital images of the 1931 Census of Canada, the 7th census for Canada, were made available by the Libraries and Archives Canada in June of 2023. Ancestry®, and nonprofit FamilySearch, then went to work extracting information written on each enumerated page to create a name-searchable index of over 10 million people waiting to be discovered from its 234,678 pages.

Key Highlights of the 1931 Census of Canada Release

  • Full Accessibility: Each enumerated page of the historic 1931 Census of Canada has been digitized and made available online, ensuring that researchers worldwide can access this invaluable resource from the comfort of their homes.
  • Fully Searchable Name Index: With the introduction of a fully searchable name index, individuals can now easily locate their ancestors and discover unique insights about their lives. Whether you’re seeking birthplaces, occupations, or household members, FamilySearch’s robust search functionality yields a high probability you will discover your Canadian ancestors if they are in the census.
  • High-Quality Images: The release includes high-quality images of the original census records, preserving the historical integrity of the documents while enabling users to view them in remarkable detail.
  • Collaborative Effort: This project was made possible through the collaborative efforts of FamilySearch and, which transcribed and indexed the records, and the Library and Archives Canada, which generously provided access to the census materials.

FamilySearch invites anyone with Canadian roots to explore the 1931 Census of Canada and embark on a journey through time to uncover their family’s stories. This release aligns with our commitment to help preserve and provide access to the world’s genealogical records, making family history discoveries more possible for all.

To access the 1931 Census of Canada and begin your journey of discovery, please visit

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