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When researching in this province, you should begin by checking the following records in the order suggested:

  1. Vital records
  2. Church records
  3. Census
  4. Probate records
  5. Land and property 

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Prince Edward Island. As you read these Prince Edward Island Wiki pages, study the Canada set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these Prince Edward Island Wiki pages. The major holdings include land, probate, census, church, and vital records.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

FamilySearch Catalog

The library's records are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a online or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
CANADA - MILITARY RECORDS
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - LAND AND PROPERTY
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, QUEENS - GENEALOGY
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, QUEENS, CAVENDISH - CHURCH RECORDS

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
CANADA - MILITARY RECORDS
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - LAND AND PROPERTY
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, QUEENS - GENEALOGY
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, QUEENS, CAVENDISH - CHURCH RECORDS

The page titles in the Prince Edward Island Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.


 

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