Prince Edward Island - What else you can try
This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find death information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the death section of the Prince Edward Island Guided Research page.
Additional online resources
- 1721-1758: Îl St. Jean (now Prince Edward Islands), Civil Registration and Parish Registers at the French National Archives of Overseas
- 1780-1983: Prince Edward Island, Canada, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials at Ancestry ($)
- 1810-1913: Prince Edward Island, Canada, Death Card Index at Ancestry ($)
Online Images (Browsable Only)
Some collections have not been indexed but are available to browse image by image.
- 1777-1985: Prince Edward Island Church Records at FamilySearch
Additional Records with Death Information
Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.
|Use these substitute records to locate death information about your ancestor:|
|Why to search the records|
|Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records may include a death date.|
|Church death and burial records may be available when civil death records cannot be found. To access church records, first determine the denomination.|
|Newspapers contain obituaries and death notices. They often include the death date and place of the deceased.|
|Obituaries list date and place of death for the deceased. More recent obituaries may also list other deceased family members.|
|Wills and probate records list death date and place.|
|May include death information for servicemen.|
Tips for finding deaths
Successfully finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:
- Spelling variations. Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Search with spelling variations for the first and last name of your ancestor.
- Search given name. Search by given name (leave out the last name) with the approximate date of birth or death.
- Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate birth date or parent's names if known.
- Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.
- Search province. Search using the province name only instead of by smaller locality.
Why the record may not exist
Known Record Gaps
- 1906 Civil registration began. Before this, death records mostly come from church records.
- 1920s Universal compliance achieved.