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Civil Registration - Canada, Prince Edward Island

Registration of births, deaths and marriages commenced 1906

See "How to Obtain" below chart

Type of DataBirthMarriageDeathIndex
Name of Individualyes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmarkStringent privacy laws govern who can apply for birth and marriage certificates. For current certificate applicant must provide information that matches exactly the information shown on the certificate otherwise no certificate will be issued. Death certificates will be issued to anyone who can furnish information and reason that is satisfactory to the Director of Vital Statistics. Visit their website noted in the 'How to Obtain' column of this chart for full particulars.

Certain baptisms, deaths and marriages can be searched online at the PEI Provincial Archives website as follows: Baptisms to 1923, deaths pre-1906, death card index 1906-1957, Marriage Register Books 1832 - 1923, Marriage Licenses 1787 - 1933, Marriage Bonds 1849 - 1902, Marriage License Cash Books 1879 - 1970. Some pre-1906 events are also available on familysearch.org as follows: Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885, Marriage Registers, 1832-1888, Death Card Index, 1721-1905.
Marital Statusno crosscheckyes checkmarkyes checkmark
Ageno crosscheckyes checkmark
later certificates include date and place of birth of both parties as well
yes checkmark
with place and date of birth of deceased on later certificates
Occupationno crosscheck yes checkmark
Date of Eventyes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
with date and place of burial on later certificates
Place of Eventyes checkmarkyes checkmark
with usual place of residence of both parties
yes checkmark
with usual place of residence of deceased
Name of Fatheryes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
included on later certificates
Father's Occupation   
If Father Livingno crosscheckno crosscheckno crosscheck
Place of birth of Fatheryes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
included on later certificates
Name of Motheryes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
included on later certificates
Maiden Surname of Motheryes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
included on later certificates
Mother's Occupation   
If Mother Livingno crosscheckno crosscheckno crosscheck
Place of birth of Motheryes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
included on later certificates
Witnesses yes checkmark 
Relationship of Witnesses to Individual no crosscheck 
Addresses of Witnesses yes checkmark 
Name of Informant of Eventyes checkmarkyes checkmark
being the name of the officiant
yes checkmark
Relationship of Informant to Individual  yes checkmark
Address of Informant  yes checkmark
Changes to Information on certificates Religious denomination of both parties is included on the certificate 

How to Obtain

In person:
Vital Statistics,
126 Douses Road,
Montague, PEI
Canada

By Telephone:
Tel: 902-838-0880
Toll free 1-877-320-1253

Online:
Before applying for a certificate online, please carefully read the requirements of eligibility found on the Vital Statistics Online Service webpage

Online application for certificates can be ordered via PEI Department of Health and Wellness

Mail in Applications can be found online as follows: birth, marriage and death

By mail:
Office of Vital Statistics,
126 Douses Road,
PO Box 3000,
Montague PE,
Canada
C0A 1R0

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