Prince Edward Island Land and Property
All land registry records from 1900 to the present are located in the
- Office of the Registrar of Deeds,
- Box 2000,
- Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 7N8All
- telephone: 902-368-4591
Records from 1769 to 1900, such as land registries, books, rent books, and leases, are located in the Public Archives and Records Office. (See the “Archives and Libraries” section for the address.) The archives also houses a number of atlases and maps which show property owners and the location of their property.
The Family History Library has two good sources for land and property research:
- Nova Scotia. Department of Crown Lands. Land Records, 1763–1914. Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983–1984. (On 95 FHL films beginning with 1378554.) Prince Edward Island was part of Nova Scotia until 1769.
- Prince Edward Island. Registrar of Deeds. Land Registry Records. Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Microfilmed by the Public Archives of Prince Edward Island, 1979-1981. (On 55 FHL films beginning with 1630087.) These contain films of indexes and of records.
Information about Prince Edward Island's unique land ownership situation can be found at http://www.peibooks.ca/GenealogyResources/1870CommissionerReport.html
A very helpful article about the island's land records is "A Beginner's Guide to Island Land Records" by Ann Coles in "The Island Magazine" (Number 25, Spring/Summer 1989). The Family History Library has this publication from Fall/Winter 1976 to Fall/Winter 2009.