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''[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Prince Edward Island Genealogy|Prince Edward Island]]''
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== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
This collection contains records from 1751 to 1885.
 
 
 
This collection provides an index of church records of baptisms and births. The baptism card index was created to provide vital record information for the time period during which the government did not record such information on Prince Edward Island.
 
 
 
This index is made up of index cards with an individual’s name typed onto the card. There is one card per baptism record. They are arranged alphabetically by family name. On some of the records the ink has faded or the image was blurred when the photo was taken, although almost all the records are legible.
 
  
Before 1906, there was no systematic recording of births, deaths, and marriages on Prince Edward Island. The Vital Statistics Services created this index of baptism records from the church baptism records in the region. The earliest records date from 1751, but the majority date from 1830 onwards.
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| title = Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885
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| location = Canada
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| LOC_01 = Prince Edward Island
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| record_type = Baptism Index
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| start_year = 1721
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| end_year = 1885
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| language = English
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Canada]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=309&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Prince%20Edward%20Island%22 Online FamilySearch Catalog Search]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Prince Edward Island Genealogy|Prince Edwards Island]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Prince Edward Island Church Records]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Prince Edward Island Online Genealogy Records]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Prince Edward Island Vital Records|Prince Edward Island Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Library and Archives Canada]]
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| FS_URL_08 = [[Canada History Links]]
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| FS_URL_09 = [[Canada Historic Maps]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://peigs.ca/ Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/baptismal/ Baptismal Card Index]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mvreid/pei/peidbidx.html Prince Edward Island Database projects]
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| custodian = [http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/index.php3?number=1019767&lang=E Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office- Division of Vital Statistics]
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These records are generally reliable, although because the index cards were transcribed from other documents, some transcription errors may exist.
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== What is in this Collection? ==
  
For an alphabetical list of names currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1827217/waypoints Browse].  
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This collection contains an index of baptism and birth records from 1721 to 1885.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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This collection provides an index of church records of baptisms and births. The baptism card index was created to provide vital record information for the time period during which the government did not record such information on Prince Edward Island. This index is made up of index cards with an individual’s name typed onto the card. There is one card per baptism record. They are arranged alphabetically by family name. On some of the records the ink has faded or the image was blurred when the photo was taken, although almost all the records are legible.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published on FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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Before 1906, there was no systematic recording of births, deaths, and marriages on Prince Edward Island. The Vital Statistics Services created this index of baptism records from the church baptism records in the region. The earliest records date from 1721, but the majority date from 1830 onward.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Division of Vital Statistics. Public Archives, Charlottetown.}}
 
  
[[Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
== Record Content  ==
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{{Collection Browse Link
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| title = Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
Image:Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index DGS 4594541 73 Index Card.jpg|Baptism Index Card
 
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'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Baptismal records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Full name of child  
 
*Full name of child  
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*Name of officiating clergy
 
*Name of officiating clergy
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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Image:Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index DGS 4594541 73 Index Card.jpg|Baptism Index Card
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</gallery>
  
*Last name of child
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
*Approximate year of birth
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
*Names of parents
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1827217 Collection Page].
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Beginning Surname to Ending Surname" which will take you to the images
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1827217/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''Beginning Surname to Ending Surname'''
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
 
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
  
Continue to search the baptism records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
 
  
When you have located your ancestor’s baptism record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Compare the information in the baptism record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
'''For example:'''
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1827217 Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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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.
*Use the parents’ birthplaces to identify former residences and to help establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, census, church, land and death records.
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*Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
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*Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Prince Edward Island Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*The information in baptism records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
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*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.
*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*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. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.  
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Prince Edward Island, Canada Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Prince Edward Island Archives and Libraries]].  
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=309&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Prince%20Edward%20Island%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Abaptism FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
If the surname is unusual, you may want to find birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published on FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885" Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Division of Vital Statistics. Public Archives, Charlottetown.}}
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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*[http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/baptismal/ Baptismal Card Index]
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mvreid/pei/peidbidx.html Prince Edward Island Database projects]
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|CID=CID1827217
 
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|title=Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Prince Edward Island]]
 
*[[Prince Edward Island Vital Records|Prince Edward Island Vital Records]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
 
 
 
== 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]].
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'''[[Prince_Edward_Island_Baptism_Card_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org: http://www.familysearch.org:] accessed 1 April 2011).entry for Elisa Maher, June 11, 1846; citing Church Card Indexes, Maby-Murphy, Image 157; Public Archives of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Baptism Index
Collection years 1721-1885
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office- Division of Vital Statistics


What is in this Collection?

This collection contains an index of baptism and birth records from 1721 to 1885.

This collection provides an index of church records of baptisms and births. The baptism card index was created to provide vital record information for the time period during which the government did not record such information on Prince Edward Island. This index is made up of index cards with an individual’s name typed onto the card. There is one card per baptism record. They are arranged alphabetically by family name. On some of the records the ink has faded or the image was blurred when the photo was taken, although almost all the records are legible.

Before 1906, there was no systematic recording of births, deaths, and marriages on Prince Edward Island. The Vital Statistics Services created this index of baptism records from the church baptism records in the region. The earliest records date from 1721, but the majority date from 1830 onward.


To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Full name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Church holding the record, including book and page number
  • Name of officiating clergy

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 Beginning Surname to Ending Surname


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 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 marriage, census, church, land and death records.
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
  • Use the information to establish a migration pattern and 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 while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • 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

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

"Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885" 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 Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885.


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 Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885.


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