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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
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This collection will include records from 1867 to 2007.<br>
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A collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police death records found in Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications, including an index to some of the obituaries.
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This record is a memorial to those Royal Canadian Mounted Police who died while in service. Secondly, it is a record of publications sent to living officers to inform them of the deaths of fellow officers.
  
Most records are between 1876 and 2007.  
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The index was created by a retired officer, Norman G. Wilson, who wished to make the obituaries more accessible to family members and researchers.  
  
== Record Description ==
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These publications and the accompanying index only include the records of those officers whose deaths were reported to the publications.
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Among records of Canadian governmental officials are the personnel files of more than 40,000 former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Structured along military lines, this organization was established as the North West Mounted Police in 1873 to bring law and order to the region between the Red River Valley of the North and the Rocky Mountains.
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Although they have sometimes been involved in military actions, such as helping to suppress the North West Rebellion of 1885, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police members now comprise the national police force of Canada. They also contract with provinces other than Quebec and Ontario to provide police protection on a provincial level.
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*'''1876–1971 '''Deaths of Royal Canadian Mounted Police killed while on duty, taken from S.W. Horrell's <u>The Pictoral History of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police</u> (Toronto, Ontario: McGraw–Hill Ryerson, 1973).
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*'''1919–1997''' Scarlet and Gold (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans' Association) publication including an historical honor roll of officers killed while on duty and more current obituaries. Honor roll contains deaths prior to 1919.
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*'''1933–2007''' Digital images of an obituary card index for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and digital images of the obituary sections of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications the index refers to.
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*'''1976–1994''' <u>Pony Express''': '''Staff Relations Branch Newsletter</u>.
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For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1425003/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
  
A collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police death records found in Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications, including an index to some of the obituaries.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and notices, 1876-2007." Index or Index and Images or Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing RCMP Heritage Collections Unit, Regina, Saskatchewan.}}
  
=== Record Content  ===
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[[Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and Notices (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
[[Image:Royal Canadian Mounted Police DGS 4223061 86.jpg|thumb|right]]
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== Record Content  ==
  
:*'''1876–1971 '''Deaths of Royal Canadian Mounted Police killed while on duty, taken from S.W. Horrell's <u>The Pictoral History of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police</u> (Toronto, Ontario: McGraw–Hill Ryerson, 1973).
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Image:Royal Canadian Mounted Police DGS 4223061 86.jpg|Royal Canadian Mounted Police Obituary file
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:*'''1919–1997''' Scarlet and Gold (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans' Association) publication including an historical honor roll of officers killed while on duty and more current obituaries. Honor roll contains deaths prior to 1919.
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These records may include the following information:  
  
:*'''1933–2007''' Digital images of an obituary card index for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and digital images of the obituary sections of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications the index refers to.
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*Name of deceased
:*'''1976–1994''' <u>Pony Express''': '''Staff Relations Branch Newsletter</u>.
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*Date and place of death
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*Age at death
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*Date and place of birth
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*Residence at time of death
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*Brief description of service
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
<u>Scarlet and Gold</u> and the <u>Pictoral History of of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police</u> are lists of officers killed while in the line of duty. These lists are in chronological order. Some obituaries are included in these records.  
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of ancestor
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*Approximate year of death
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==== Search This Collection  ====
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To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the ''"Publication, Years and Volume"'' which will take you to the images.
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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==== General Information About These Records  ====
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'''''Scarlet and Gold''''' and the '''''Pictoral History of of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police''''' are lists of officers killed while in the line of duty. These lists are in chronological order. Some obituaries are included in these records.  
  
The obituary card index is alphabetical by surname. This index covers the <u>Royal Canadian Mounted Police</u><u>Quarterly</u> beginning with Volume 1, July 1933. Not all deaths are covered by this publication. If the <u>Quarterly</u> was not advised of a death, no obituary was printed.  
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The obituary card index is arranged alphabetically by surname. This index covers the '''''Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly''''' beginning with Volume 1, July 1933. Not all deaths are covered by this publication. If the ''Quarterly'' was not advised of a death, no obituary was printed.  
  
 
Surnames in the index are followed by given name or initials and possibly nicknames. The second column holds the regimental number for the individual. Regimental numbers may be preceded by the following letters:  
 
Surnames in the index are followed by given name or initials and possibly nicknames. The second column holds the regimental number for the individual. Regimental numbers may be preceded by the following letters:  
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*M/ = Marine  
 
*M/ = Marine  
 
*HON = Honorary
 
*HON = Honorary
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
This record is a memorial to those Royal Canadian Mounted Police who died while in service. Secondly, it is a record of publications sent to living officers to inform them of the deaths of fellow officers.
 
 
The index was created by a retired officer, Norman G. Wilson, who wished to make the obituaries more accessible to family members and researchers.
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
These publications and the accompanying index only include the records of those officers whose deaths were reported to the publications.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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*[[Canada Military Records]]
 
*[[Canada Military Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection ====
 
 
 
"Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Obituary Card Index and Notices," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 12 October 2011). entry for Leonard Fredreck, died January 10, 1980; citing Mounted Police Records, RCMP obituary card index, 1876-2007, Abbot-Jacobs, image 5;
 
 
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Obituary Card Index and Notices," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 12 October 2011). entry for Leonard Fredreck, died January 10, 1980; citing Mounted Police Records, RCMP obituary card index, 1876-2007, Abbot-Jacobs, image 5; <!--bibdescend-->
 
  
''Norman G. Wilson'', '''RCMP Obituary Index 1933–1898''' (www.saskgenealogy.com/databases/RCMP/RCMP.htm: accessed 14 October 2011).
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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"Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Obituary Card Index and Notices, 1876-2007", images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org; accessed 9 May 2012), RCMP obituary card index,1876-2007 &gt; Abbott - Jacobs &gt; Image 5 of 3235, Leonard Fredreck Abbott, 10 January 1980;citing Mounted Police Records, FHL microfilm 4,234,654; Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP Heritage Collections Unit, Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Record Description

This collection will include records from 1867 to 2007.

A collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police death records found in Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications, including an index to some of the obituaries.

This record is a memorial to those Royal Canadian Mounted Police who died while in service. Secondly, it is a record of publications sent to living officers to inform them of the deaths of fellow officers.

The index was created by a retired officer, Norman G. Wilson, who wished to make the obituaries more accessible to family members and researchers.

These publications and the accompanying index only include the records of those officers whose deaths were reported to the publications.

Among records of Canadian governmental officials are the personnel files of more than 40,000 former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Structured along military lines, this organization was established as the North West Mounted Police in 1873 to bring law and order to the region between the Red River Valley of the North and the Rocky Mountains.

Although they have sometimes been involved in military actions, such as helping to suppress the North West Rebellion of 1885, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police members now comprise the national police force of Canada. They also contract with provinces other than Quebec and Ontario to provide police protection on a provincial level.

  • 1876–1971 Deaths of Royal Canadian Mounted Police killed while on duty, taken from S.W. Horrell's The Pictoral History of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Toronto, Ontario: McGraw–Hill Ryerson, 1973).
  • 1919–1997 Scarlet and Gold (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans' Association) publication including an historical honor roll of officers killed while on duty and more current obituaries. Honor roll contains deaths prior to 1919.
  • 1933–2007 Digital images of an obituary card index for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and digital images of the obituary sections of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications the index refers to.
  • 1976–1994 Pony Express: Staff Relations Branch Newsletter.

For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and notices, 1876-2007." Index or Index and Images or Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing RCMP Heritage Collections Unit, Regina, Saskatchewan.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records may include the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age at death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Residence at time of death
  • Brief description of service

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year of death

Search This Collection

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Publication, Years and Volume" which will take you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

General Information About These Records

Scarlet and Gold and the Pictoral History of of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are lists of officers killed while in the line of duty. These lists are in chronological order. Some obituaries are included in these records.

The obituary card index is arranged alphabetically by surname. This index covers the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly beginning with Volume 1, July 1933. Not all deaths are covered by this publication. If the Quarterly was not advised of a death, no obituary was printed.

Surnames in the index are followed by given name or initials and possibly nicknames. The second column holds the regimental number for the individual. Regimental numbers may be preceded by the following letters:

  • O=Officer Number
  • R=Reserve Constable
  • S=Special Constable
  • M=Marine Member
  • C=Civilian Member

The third column lists the rank of the officer when he or she took their discharge, or when then died in service.

The final two columns indicate the Volume and Issue number of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly where an obituary was printed. Use these numbers to access the digital images found within this collection.

The following abbreviations may be found on an index card:

  • CST = Constable
  • CPL = Corporal
  • SGT = Sergeant
  • S/SGT = Staff Sergeant
  • S/M = Sergeant Major
  • INSP = Inspector
  • C/S/M = Corps Sergeant Major
  • SPL = Special
  • S/S/M = Staff Sergeant Major
  • SUPT = Superintendent
  • VET = Veterinarian
  • ASST = Assistant
  • COMM'R = Commissioner
  • C/M = Civilian Member
  • R/ = Reserve
  • M/ = Marine
  • HON = Honorary

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Obituary Card Index and Notices, 1876-2007", images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org; accessed 9 May 2012), RCMP obituary card index,1876-2007 > Abbott - Jacobs > Image 5 of 3235, Leonard Fredreck Abbott, 10 January 1980;citing Mounted Police Records, FHL microfilm 4,234,654; Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP Heritage Collections Unit, Regina, Saskatchewan.