This is a list of free Prince Edward Island, Canada Online Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.
Included are Prince Edward Island (PEI) birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more PEI collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.
Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.
This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your Prince Edward Island ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.
These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records.
How to View the Collections
Some links take you straight to the collection.
Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.
Look for a camera icon and select that icon
or look for red print and select “here”
In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.
PEI Birth, Marriage, & Death Records
Prince Edward Island Birth Records
- Canada – Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959, index
- PEI – Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885, index & images
Prince Edward Island Marriage Records
- Canada – Canada Marriages, 1661-1949, index
- PEI – Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888, index & images
- PEI – Marriage registers, 1832-1888
Prince Edward Island Death Records
- Canada – Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955, index
- Canada – Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871, index
- PEI – Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905, index & images
- PEI – Prince Edward Island card index to deaths prior to 1906
- Canada – Canadian Headstones, index
- Canada – BillionGraves Index, index links to images
- Canada – Find A Grave Index, index links to images
- PEI – Cemetery transcript collection
- PEI – A collection of records: cemetery, family, Bible, and an index of Revolutionary soldiers in Maine
Wills & Probate
PEI Residence Records
- 1798 – History of Prince Edward Island
- 1825 – Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1825, index & images
- 1841 – Census of Prince Edward Island, 1841
- 1848 – Abstract of the census of the population and other statistical returns of Prince Edward Island, taken in the year 1848
- 1861 – Prince Edward Island Census, 1861, index links to images
- 1861 – Census of Canada, 1861
- 1871 – Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871, index
- 1881 – Canada Census, 1881, index & images
- 1881 – Census schedules, 1881
- 1891 – Canada Census, 1891, index
- 1891 – Census schedules, 1891
- 1901 – Canada Census, 1901, index & images
- 1901 – Census schedules, 1901
- 1901 – Index for the 1901 census of Prince Edward Island
- 1911 – Canada Census, 1911, index
- 1911 – Fifth census schedule of Canada, 1911: schedule 1, population
- PEI – Atlas of province of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and the world
- PEI – McAlpine’s maritime provinces business directory for 1880-81: containing names of all business men and women in the cities and provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland; with complete indexes to the different branches of business and localities
- A List of passengers landing in ships in the Maritime provinces
- Miscellaneous records on emigration from England and Scotland to Canada located in the Public Archives of Canada
Land & Property
- Land records, 1763-1914; index, 1784-1877
- Land registry records (conveyance ledgers), 1769-1872
- Nova Scotia Crown land grant registers, 1732-1901; indexes, 1707-1999
- Prince Edward Island Commissioner’s deeds, 1855-1915; indexes, 1855-1966?
- Prince Edward Island land grants, 1768-1769
- Prince Edward Island township ledgers, 1850-1954, 1981 (most dates between 1866 and 1900)
Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers
- Atlas of province of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and the world
- Atlas of the maritime provinces of the dominion of Canada : with historical and geological descriptions
- Acadianna, Acadia, then and now
- McAlpine’s gazetteer of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland : a geographical and historical data of provinces and cities–location of towns, villages and hamlets–barristers, hotels, express offices and banks
PEI Daily Life Records
- Church records, 1853-1926
- Prince Edward Island, church records, 1777-1985
- Prince Edward Island baptism card index, 1721-1885
- Prince Edward Island card index to baptisms prior to 1886
- The Baptist year book of the Maritime provinces of Canada
- Cemetery transcript collection
- Fifty years with the Baptist ministers and churches of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
- History of the Methodist Church within the territories embraced in the late Conference of Eastern British America : including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Bermuda
- Life of Rev. Dr. John and Mrs. Geddie and early Presbyterian history, 1770-1845
- Minutes of the eleventh annual session of the New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Conference of the Methodist Church of Canada ..
- The Campbells of King’s County, Prince Edward Island, Canada and associated families: a family genealogy
- Skye pioneers and the island
- Master name index of the Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation
- Master name index, part 2 (Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation)
- Généalogie des familles acadiennes : avec documents
- History of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the Sable Islands, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Bermudas, Newfoundland. etc., etc.
- History of Prince Edward Island
- Skye pioneers and the island
- Acadiensis : a quarterly devoted to the interests of the Maritime provinces of Canada
PEI Military Records
World War I