Canada Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials
Collection years 1664-1955
Languages English
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1867 to 1961.This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Birth records may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace

Marriage records usually include:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Names of parents or witnesses
  • Date of the marriage or license
  • Birth dates and birth places of the bride and groom
  • Residences of the bride and groom
  • Occupation of the groom
  • Name of the officiator

Death Records usually include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Name of spouse
  • Birth date and or age at death
  • Place and date of death
  • Sex
  • Name and birthplace of Father
  • Name and birthplace of Mother

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births, 1661-1959 Marriages, 1661-1949 Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955
Alberta 0 420 0
British Columbia 4,141 32 0
Canada 2,157,542 184,204 55,148
Manitoba 1,775 864 0
New Brunswick * 2,702 0
Newfoundland and Labrador 220 409 0
Northwest Territories 1 0 0
Nova Scotia * * 15,683
Ontario * * 6,658
Prince Edward Island 358 94 0
Quebec * 14,243 23,700
Saskatchewan 347 148 0
Total 2,160,243 262,985 101,189

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
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*Lower Canada Census 1831 (FamilySearch Histrorical Records)

Categories that cover Collections about Canada and its Provinces

By going to the links below you can find the collections about each area. Then you can go to these pages and get details about what, and when were covered in each collection and what wasn't included in the collection.