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Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888
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Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1832-1888
Languages English
Title in the Language
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Related Websites
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Division of Vital Statistics- Charlottestown


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

This collection contains images to marriage records, as well as an index. It covers records from 1832 to 1888.

Dates in these indexes correspond to dates of marriages, and marriage records are arranged by date of registration, so the dates of the indexes and the marriage records do not always match. The handwritten indexes are also alphabetized by first letter of the surname only. In some indexes, the "Mc" and "Mac" names are indexed by the first letter after "Mc" or "Mac". The records include marriage records that have been taken from newspapers, church records and other sources. The information is handwritten on a printed form. There are two to three records per page. Marriages took place in churches and before Justices of the Peace. The government of Prince Edward Island did not make the recording of marriages mandatory until 1886. This collection was created from newspapers, church records, and other sources. The information given is limited and the source of the information is not always clear or provided.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Marital status of groom
  • Marital status of bride
  • Occupation
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of officiant at ceremony

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 Record Type and Years 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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