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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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| RW_URL_01 = [http://peigs.ca/ Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society]
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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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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in this Collection? ==
  
This collection contains records from 1751 to 1885.
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This collection contains 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 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.  
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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.  
 
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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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 onwards.  
  
 
These records are generally reliable, although because the index cards were transcribed from other documents, some transcription errors may exist.  
 
These records are generally reliable, although because the index cards were transcribed from other documents, some transcription errors may exist.  
  
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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For an alphabetical list of names currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1827217/waypoints Browse].  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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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.
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{{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.}}
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[[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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== Record Content  ==
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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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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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'''Search by Name''' by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1827217?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page].
  
*Last name of child
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'''See Images,''' in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1827217/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
*Approximate year of birth
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Once you've reached the browse page, follow these instructions to get to the images:
*Names of parents
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⇒Select the appropriate "Beginning Surname to Ending Surname," which will take you to the images
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
 
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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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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.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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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.
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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 example:'''
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==What do I do Next?==
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?===
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*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.
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*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.
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*Compare the information in the baptism record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. 
 
*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the parents’ birthplaces to identify former residences and to help establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*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 Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?===
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*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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*Don't forget about using spelling variations of names and nicknames to try to find your ancestor!
  
*The information in baptism records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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== Citing This Collection  ==
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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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.
  
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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{{Collection citation | text= "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885" Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. 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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== Related Websites  ==
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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*[http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/baptismal/ Baptismal Card Index]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Prince Edward Island]]
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*[[Prince Edward Island Vital Records|Prince Edward Island Vital Records]]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.
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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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=== 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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Record Description
Record Type Baptism Index
Collection years 1721-1885
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office- Division of Vital Statistics


What is in this Collection?

This collection contains 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 onwards.

These records are generally reliable, although because the index cards were transcribed from other documents, some transcription errors may exist.

For an alphabetical list of names currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Sample Images

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page.

See Images, in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
Once you've reached the browse page, follow these instructions to get to the images: ⇒Select the appropriate "Beginning Surname to Ending Surname," which will take you to the images

As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

What do I do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • 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.
  • Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parents’ birthplaces to identify former residences and to help establish a migration pattern for the family.

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

  • 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.
  • Don't forget about using spelling variations of names and nicknames to try to find your ancestor!

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 2016. 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.

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.