Prince Edward Island Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Prince Edward Island Church Records, 1777-1985 .
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|Prince Edward Island, Canada|
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|Location of Prince Edward Island, Canada|
|Record Type||Church Records|
|Title in the Language|
|Various Parishes on Prince Edward Island|
- 1 What is in this Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in this Collection?
This collection includes church records for the years 1777-1985. This collection contains baptisms, marriages, burials and other records from several churches from the following denominations:
- Anglican Church of Canada
- Church of Christ
- Church of England in Canada
- Church of Scotland
- Free Church
- United Church of Canada
The Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Church kept more detailed records than some other religions. Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, and other groups, especially those that did not baptize infants, often did not keep church registers unless required by law. You can find a person’s religious affiliation in Canadian censuses beginning in 1851. Early French Catholic records are usually quite detailed, but Protestant marriage records and civil records often give little information about the parents of the couple until mid-19th century. In Upper Canada the names of the bride’s and the groom’s parents began to be recorded in the county marriage registers in 1858.
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What Can these Records Tell Me?
Birth records may contain:
Confirmation records may contain:
Marriage records may contain:
Death records may contain :
How Do I Search the Collection?
. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The name of a relative or date of the event
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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.
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What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Cite the record. See below for help citing this collection.
- To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example example research log which you can download.
- Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.
I Can’t Find Who 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 can help you find possible relatives.
- Search the records of nearby areas.
- Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
- - They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
- -A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.
Known Issues with This Collection
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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
- "Prince Edward Island, Church Records, 1777-1985" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parishes, Prince Edward Island.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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