1950 Census Instructions-for Canadian Natives

1950 US Census instructions for places of birth for natives of Canada

The instructions for 1950 US census enumerators indicated that a Canadian who spoke French upon their arrival in the US should be classified as “Canada-French.” All other Canadian natives should be classified as “Canada-Other.” One might be tempted to think the “Canada-French” means Quebec and “Canada-Other” means outside of Quebec. That’s not necessarily how I would have interpreted those terms had I not read the instructions.

Always read the instructions. 1950 Census instructions can be viewed online at the www.census.gov website.

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