Prince Edward Island Cemeteries

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CEMETERY RECORDS

Cemetery records, especially tombstones, can be very important to the genealogist. Cemetery inscriptions can often provide exact birth and death dates as well as occasionally mentioning a place of origin. Almost all of the cemeteries on Prince Edward Island have now been transcribed, and a comprehensive index is available through the Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation. These records can be found at the Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island (see the “Archives and Libraries” section of this outline for the address.)

The Family History Library has microfilms of:

Prince Edward Heritage Foundation. “Cemetery Transcript Collection.” [Charlottetown, P.E.I.]: Microfilmed by the Public Archives of Prince Edward Island, 1979. (FHL films 1487746–49.) These films contain cemetery listings for Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Acadian, Methodist, Anglican, and many other cemeteries. The records are detailed listings of cemeteries and lots. Each is referenced to a film. Often Protestant church registers do not provide as much information about an individual as do Catholic registers. Protestant cemetery inscriptions, therefore, can often be a source for more detailed information, such as exact birth and death dates.