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Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905
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Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths Index
Collection years 1721-1905
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Division of Vital Statistics- Charlottestown


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection covers an index of death records from 1721 to 1905.

These records include images of index cards. This information comes from various sources, newspapers, cemeteries, churches, etc. This collection is made up of index cards with an individual’s name typed onto the card. There is one card per death record. They are arranged alphabetically by family name. On some of the records the ink has faded or the image was blurred when the photo was taken, although almost all the records are legible. The index cards in this collection are arranged alphabetically by an individual’s surname.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905.

What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Death

  • Full name and age of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Baptismal date
  • Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Name of church holding record which includes book and page number
  • Sometimes, place of birth
  • Sometimes, name of spouse

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Beginning Surname - Ending Surname to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Cite the record. See below for help citing this collection
  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the Division of Vital Statistics- Charlottestown page
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records
  • 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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Prince Edward Island.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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