Great news for Canadian researchers! Library and Archives Canada has just published the 1851 census which includes Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
This tool allows researchers to search by geographic location only. As this is not a nominally-indexed database, it is not searchable by family name. The digital images within this database are copies of the original microfilm records held by Library and Archives Canada. 1851 Census images for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are presented with the support of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management [www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm]. The information on these images can be used to prepare family histories, the history of towns and villages, research immigration trends and a great deal more. See what you can discover!