Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Canada Gotoarrow.png Prince Edward Island

Access the Records
Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888 .
CID1827167
{{{CID2}}}
{{{CID3}}}
{{{CID4}}}
{{{CID5}}}
{{{CID6}}}
{{{CID7}}}
{{{CID8}}}
{{{CID9}}}
This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Prince Edward Island,  Canada
Canada flag.png
Flag of Canada
PEI map.png
Location of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Canada.png
Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1832-1888
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Division of Vital Statistics- Charlottestown


What is in this Collection?

This collection contains images to marriage records, as well as an index. It covers records from 1832 to 1888.

Dates in these indexes correspond to dates of marriages, and marriage records are arranged by date of registration, so the dates of the indexes and the marriage records do not always match. The handwritten indexes are also alphabetized by first letter of the surname only. In some indexes, the "Mc" and "Mac" names are indexed by the first letter after "Mc" or "Mac". The records include marriage records that have been taken from newspapers, church records and other sources. The information is handwritten on a printed form. There are two to three records per page.

Marriages took place in churches and before Justices of the Peace. The government of Prince Edward Island did not make the recording of marriages mandatory until 1886. This collection was created from newspapers, church records, and other sources. The information given is limited and the source of the information is not always clear or provided. The card index was prepared by the Prince Edward Island Division of Vital Statistics. These records were created to provide information on the marriages that took place in Prince Edward Island before the recording of marriages became mandatory in 1886.


To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Marital status of groom
  • Marital status of bride
  • Occupation
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of officiant at ceremony

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Record Type and Years

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French or Latin versions.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Prince Edward Island, Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the Prince Edward Island Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog


Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Division of Vital Statistics. Public Archives, Charlottetown.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888.


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888.


Top of Page

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.