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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.

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Substitute records

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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:
Wiki Page
FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
Cemetery Records
See Wiki article
Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records may include a death date.
Church Records
See Wiki page
Church death and burial records may be available when civil death records cannot be found. To access church records, first determine the denomination.
Newspapers
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Newspapers contain obituaries and death notices. They often include the death date and place of the deceased.
Obituaries
See Wiki article
Obituaries list date and place of death for the deceased. More recent obituaries may also list other deceased family members.
Probate Records
See wiki article
Wills and probate records list death date and place.
Military Records
See Wiki article
May include death information for servicemen.





Improve searching

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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

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Known Record Gaps

Records Start

  • 1906 Civil registration began. Before this, death records mostly come from church records.
  • 1920s Universal compliance achieved.








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