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Collection Time Period
This collection includes the years 1661 through 1959.
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI, along with some entries derived from compiled and original records, such as:
- Family Records
- Church Records
- Civil Registration
It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
- "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
- "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
- A county or state vital record registration
These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
- They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
- They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:
- Name of the deceased
- Names of the parents
- Name of the spouse (if married)
- Death or burial date
- Death or burial place
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
Most of these records date from the time period indicated above; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.
|Locality||Births, 1661-1959||Marriages, 1661-1949||Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||220||409||0|
|Prince Edward Island||358||94||0|
* Collection published separately.
How to Use the Record
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
- <a _fcknotitle="true" href="IGI">IGI</a>
- <a _fcknotitle="true" href="IGI Batch Number Descriptions">IGI Batch Number Descriptions</a>
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number">Family History Library Catalog</a>.
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, some of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index: Canada." This is an index of some deaths or burials throughout Canada. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
Why the Record Was Created
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Canada.
<a href="http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/can/bdm/index.shtml">Canada Births, Marriages, Deaths</a>
Related Wiki Articles
- <a href="Canada">Canada</a>
- <a href="Canada Vital Records">Canada Vital Records</a>
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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.
Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955. International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article <a href="Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections">Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections</a>.
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 can be found in the wiki article <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:How_to_Cite_FamilySearch_Collections">Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.</a>
Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection
"Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955." index and images, FamilySearch (<a href="https://www.familysearch.org">https://www.familysearch.org</a>): accessed March 4, 2011. entry for Mary Jones, died June 1867, citing Vital Records, FHL microfilm 1,298,861; Nova Scotia Vital Statistics, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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