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Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 1:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would appreciate any help in identifying the religion that, for the same person, was abbreviated as follows in the following Canadian Census: 1861: B.C.; 1871: B. Christian; and 1881: B.C. Church

Re: Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 5:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Census Abbreviations
"Religion" column

B.C.: Bible Church
C. (of) E.: Church of England
C. (of) S.: Church of Scotland
E.M.C.: Episcopal Methodist Church
F.C.: Free Church (Presbyterian)
M.E.C.: Methodist Episcopal Church
P.C.L.P.: Presbyterian-Canada and Lower Provinces
P.F.C.: Presbyterian Free Church
R.P.: Reformed Presbyterian
U.P.: United Presbyterian
W.M.: Wesleyan Methodist

Re: Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the reply Julie. Very helpful. A quick internet search reveals that the Bible Christian Church was estiblished primarily in Cornwall and Devon, England, and that many emigrants to Canada in the 1830s were "Bible Christians". Also, thanks for defining the other "Religion" abbreviations; I'm sure that at some point in the future they will be helpful as well.

Re: Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 12:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Linton
I have one for Levis Linton in the 1861 Canada Stanstead census - "C B" What is this?

http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=...

Re: Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 4:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
A Sourcebook for Genealogical Research: by Foster Stockwell p 34 gives C.B. Columbie-Britannique; C.E. = Canada East, etc.. There are numerous other place abbreviations. I can post them if you need more.

Re: Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 4:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
LOL. I should have made it clear it was a religion, not a province.

Bud

Re: Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Posted: 19 Feb 2013 12:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
One website I have found suggests that CB = Christian Brethren.

Re: Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 2:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Appreciate your lookup ... What I and a previous poster seek are the meanings of French-language abbreviations for religion ... "E. d'E." (Ecosse?=Scotland?) ... and particularly "E. L." ... appearing in the 1861 Census for Canada East (=Quebec).
Thanks!

Re: Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Posted: 2 Nov 2013 12:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know what W.S. means under birthplace? I understand U.C., L.C., etc., but I can't figure out W.S.

Thanks you in advance!

Rose

Re: Canadian Census - Religion Abbreviations

Posted: 3 Nov 2013 1:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Are you sure it doesn't say US?
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