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== Collection Time Period  ==
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*[[Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Canada Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Canada Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
This collection includes the years 1861 through 1959.
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== Record Description  ==
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This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
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• Family Records
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• Church Records
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• Civil Registration
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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== Record Content  ==
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The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:
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*Name of the child
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
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*Name of bride and groom
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*Names of the parents
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*Marriage date
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*Marriage place
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:
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*Name of the deceased
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Name of the spouse (if married)
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*Death or burial date
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*Death or burial place
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials<br>
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== Coverage Table  ==
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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.
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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.
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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.<br>
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{| border="3"
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Locality'''
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Births, 1661-1959'''
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1661-1949'''
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955'''
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| Alberta
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| 0
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| 420
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| 0
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| British Columbia
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| 4,141
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| 32
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| 0
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| Canada
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| 2,157,542
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| 184,204
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| 55,148
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| Manitoba
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| 1,775
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| 864
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| 0
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| New Brunswick
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| 2,702
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| 0
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| Newfoundland and Labrador
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| 220
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| 409
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| 0
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| Northwest Territories
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| 1
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| 0
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| 0
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| Nova Scotia
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| *
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| *
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| 15,683
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| Ontario
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| *
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| *
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| 6,658
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| Prince Edward Island
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| 358
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| 94
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| 0
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| Quebec
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| 14,243
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| 23,700
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| Saskatchewan
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| 347
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| 148
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| 0
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| Total
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| 2,160,243
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| 262,985
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| 101,189
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> Collection published separately.<br>
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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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.
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In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
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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:
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[[IGI]]
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[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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== Record History  ==
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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 index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout Canada. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.
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== Related Web Sites  ==
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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Canada_Vital_Records Canada Vital Records]
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=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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{{Contributor invite}}
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== Sources of Information For This Collection  ==
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<!--bibdescbegin-->"Canada Births, 1661-1959" database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org/ http://familysearch.org/]). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Canada. <br>
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"Canada Marriages, 1661-1949" database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org/ http://familysearch.org/]). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Canada. <br>
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Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955" database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Canada. <br>
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Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following: <br>
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*Family Records <br>
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*Church Records <br>
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*Civil Registration <!--bibdescend--><br>
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information,&nbsp; This will help you or others to find the record again.&nbsp; 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.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records can be found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.]]
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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record inThis Collection  ===
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*Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet([http://www.familysearch,org www.familysearch,org]: January 7, 2011). Birth of Thomas L. Martin, 26 Jun 1870 River Herbert, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, film mnmber 1298667
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*Canada Marriages, 1661-1949 digital images, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet([http://www.familysearch,org www.familysearch,org]: January 7, 2011). Marriage of James Allsan, 2 Nov 1875. Sydney, Nova Scotia, film number 1298666
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*Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet([http://www.familysearch,org www.familysearch,org]: January 7, 2011). death of Mary Jones, June 1867, Hards Crablle, Kings, Nova Scotia, film number 1298861 <br>
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