CANADIAN VITAL RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

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Last updated: 14 July 2014

The following Canadian Vital Records Databases are now posted at FamilySearch.org. I update this listing as new material is posted.

Note that many of the “number of records” are marked as AFTER a specific date. That means that additional records, in some some cases tens of thousands, have been added since that date, which is the last one found on the site (with lower numbers). So if you haven’t checked one of these AFTER dated websites lately, and it’s important to you, take a minute to go check it out. If the record is listed “AS OF” a specific date, the number of records are really “as of” that date.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are birth registrations, delayed birth registrations, and delayed registrations of Native American births. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 11,809 Records and 39,635 Images as of 14 May 2014.

British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are death registrations including overseas casualties, delayed death registrations, and delayed registrations of Native American deaths. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 898,889 Records and 1,113,866 Images as of 9 May 2014.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — These are marriage registrations. Due to privacy legislation by government British Columbia, some images have been restricted from viewing. FamilySearch will publish more images as they become available.– There are 124,593 Records and 135 Images as of 5 September 2012.

British Columbia, Crown Land Grant Records, 1851-1874 — Browsable Images — These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. Includes Hudson’s Bay Company grants.– There are 4,567 Images as of 21 February 2013.

British Columbia, Crown Land Grants, 1869-1930 — Browsable Images — These records describe the sale or transfer of specific parcels of Crown land from the provincial government to private persons and organizations. The grants are arranged in registration number order. There are separate index volumes which cover one or more annual volumes of land grant registers.– There are 540,745 Images as of 19 November 2012.

British Columbia, Crown Land Pre-emption Registers, 1860-1971 — Browsable Images — Pre-emptions are purchased land that has not been fully surveyed. The pre-emption registers summarize the information from the pre-emption certificates. The pre-emptions are listed in registration number order, with an alphabetical index in the back of each volume.– There are 2,408 Images as of 6 June 2013.

British Columbia, Dominion Land Branch Records, 1885-1949 — Browsable Images — Images of various land records for British Columbia including Land Files (1885-1949); Index Maps (1910-1927); Township General Registers (1885-1930); and Homestead Grant Registers (1886-1930). The Land Files contain applications for homestead entry, applications for patents, and correspondence and registers relating to land settlement in the Railway Belt and the Peace River Block. Several indexes are included in the images.– There are 286,123 Images as of 26 November 2012.

British Columbia, Estate Files, 1859-1949 — Browsable Images — Probate estate files for the Judicial Districts of British Columbia. Records were created by either the County Court or the Supreme Court. Years vary by court and locality. Indexes exist for two districts, Vancouver and Victoria. The Victoria index is found in this record collection: British Columbia Wills, 1861-1939; Index, 1861-1981.– There are 783,176 Images as of 29 November 2012.

British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939 — Browsable Images — Newspaper clippings pasted onto cards and arranged chronologically. Includes the date (year, month, day) and page number on each card. The newspaper was variously known as the Victoria Times, Victoria Weekly Times, and Victoria Daily Times.– There are 111,817 Images as of 5 June 2012.

British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981 — Browsable Images — Images of will indexes and wills. Although the index spans 1861-1981 this collection contains wills for 1861-1939. Central will registry maintained by the Department of the Attorney General for all wills probated in the province of British Columbia. The number for each will is written in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the will in small script. Some wills are missing from the collection. The will numbers are listed in the indexes under the “Remarks” column, and NOT the “Wills” column. Some letters of the alphabet are continued at the end of the index volume. The index to these wills is also the index to the Victoria probate registry district records.– There are 127,712 Images as of 21 June 2012.

Canada Census Mortality Schedules, 1871 — Searchable Index — Index and images of mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia , Ontario, and Quebec.– There are 45,371 Records as of 24 January 2013.

Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955 — Searchable Index — Name index to death and burial records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 101,189 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 101,189 Records as of 9 April 2010.

Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 — Searchable Index — Name index to birth and baptism records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 1,534,515 Records as of 21 March 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1825 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 74,323 Records and 1,202 Images as of 29 August 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1831 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 91,908 Records and 3,259 Images as of 17 February 2012.

Canada, Lower Canada Census, 1842 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Quebec.– There are 46,467 Records and 7,415 Images as of 16 February 2012.

Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949 — Searchable Index — Name index to marriages from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 225,322 Records as of 4 May 2012.

Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and notices, 1876-2007 — Browsable Images — Digital images of an obituary card index and the obituary section of selected periodicals located in the RCMP Heritage Collections Unit, Regina, Saskatchewan. Contains the obituary sections from the following Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications: Royal Canadian Mounted Police quarterly (title varies), 1933-2007; Pony express : Staff Relations Branch newsletter, 1976-1994; and Scarlet and gold (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans’ Association. Vancouver Division), 1919-1997. Includes the honour roll section, p. 250-253, covering deaths of those RCMP killed while on duty, 1876-1971, from the following book: The pictorial history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police / S.W. Horrall ; foreword by W.L. Higgitt. Toronto, Ontario : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1973.– There are 9,476 Images as of 12 October 2012.

Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of census records for the modern province of Ontario.– There are 20,851 Records and 814 Images as of 22 January 2013.

Canadian Headstones — Searchable Index — Name index of headstone inscriptions courtesy of CanadianHeadstones which is a family history database of records and images from Canada’s cemeteries. Volunteers capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site.– There are 766,368 Records as of 17 March 2014.

Manitoba Probate Records, 1871-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of estate files, application books and indexes. Some indexes go as late as 1970.– There are 802,992 Images as of 21 March 2012.

Manitoba, Census Indexes, 1831-1870 — Browsable Images — Images of card indexes to census records. Includes census records taken by Hudson’s Bay Company, 1831-1856 and the 1870 provincial census of Manitoba.– There are 30,729 Images as of 31 January 2013.

Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from some Catholic, Lutheran and Unitarian parishes in Manitoba. Congregations in rural municipalities often covered multiple communities and are sorted by the locality listed on the record. Includes people from surrounding areas, such as Minnesota.– There are 6,567 Images as of 5 December 2012.

New Brunswick Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of New Brunswick in 1861. In that year, New Brunswick was not yet a part of the Dominion of Canada. The census consisted of 6 schedules: 1. Population, 2. Buildings, 3. Agriculture, 4. Manufactures, 5. Minerals, and 6. Fisheries. Usually only the first three schedules have been retained.– There are 200,172 Records as of 26 February 2013.

New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Images of death records.– There are 172,406 Records and 177,815 Images as of 5 May 2011.

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950 — Browsable Images — Provincial returns of marriages, 1920-1950, and late registration of marriages, 1920-1945.– There are 119,291 Images as of 5 June 2012.

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages, 1887-1919 — Browsable Images — The returns of marriages are arranged alphabetically within each year by surname of the groom. New Brunswick instituted registration for all vital statistics in January of 1888. There are very few returns for 1887.– There are 141,775 Images as of 5 June 2012.

New Brunswick, Births and Baptisms, 1819-1899 — Searchable Index — Index to selected New Brunswick births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 25,300 Records as of 14 March 2012.

New Brunswick, County Deed Registry Books, 1780-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of deed registry books and indexes. The Indexes cover 1784-1993. The collection is being published as images become available.– There are 792,235 Images as of 11 January 2013.

New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1920-1934 — Browsable Images — Images of death certificates.– There are 76,812 Images as of 28 July 2010.

New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1935-1938 — Browsable Images — Images of death certificates.– There are 16,806 Images as of 28 July 2010.

New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899 — Browsable Images — Typed extracts of late registration. Records are arranged alphabetically for the entire year range.– There are 24,015 Images as of 16 February 2012.

New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889 — Browsable Images — Marriage registers containing transcriptions from church records submitted by various denominations. Most volumes are indexed.– There are 7,459 Images as of 11 June 2012.

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of provincial returns of births, 1869-1906 and late registrations, 1810-1905. The late registrations from 1810 to 1899 are arranged by birth year and then surname. Although the index is complete, images are being added to this collection as they become available.– There are 160,214 Records and 161,646 Images as of 20 December 2012.

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Deaths, 1815-1919 — Browsable Images — Images of provincial returns of deaths, 1815-1919.– There are 80,741 Images as of 28 July 2010.

Newfoundland, Church Records, 1793-1945 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages and deaths from some Church of England in Canada and Catholic parishes. Coverage years vary by parish.– There are 6,071 Images as of 11 December 2012.

Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949 — Browsable Images — Images of births, delayed registrations of births, marriages, and deaths.– There are 58,839 Images as of 13 August 2010.

Newfoundland, Vital Statistics, 1753-1893 — Browsable Images — Images of church record transcripts. Contains baptisms, marriages, and some burials from many churches in the province.– There are 14,649 Images as of 3 August 2010.

Nova Scotia Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Nova Scotia in 1861. Nova Scotia was not yet a part of the Dominion of Canada. Includes agricultural census at the end of a county or district. Most of the census consists of statistical information.– There are 57,453 Records as of 24 March 2010.

Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This is a partner project with the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia to index digital-born images for this Catholic diocese. The images contain church records for some, but not all parishes in the diocese and include christenings, marriages and births. The data from this project will be used for family reconstruction prototype projects at GSU and shared with GANS.– There are 91,875 Records and 10,838 Images as of 28 November 2012.

Nova Scotia, Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Nova Scotia births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 130,108 Records as of 15 March 2012.

Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001 — Browsable Images — Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia.– There are 16,188 Images as of 17 January 2014.

Nova Scotia, Halifax County, Deed Indexes, 1749-1958 — Browsable Images — Grantee and grantor indexes to deeds.– There are 23,008 Images as of 5 June 2012.

Nova Scotia, Marriages, 1711-1909 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Nova Scotia marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 37,261 Records as of 9 March 2012.

Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957 — Searchable Index — Index created by the Nova Scotia Archives. Contains registered births 1864-1877 with some birth entries as early as 1810, delayed births 1836-1907, marriages 1763-1932, and deaths 1864-1877, 1908-1957.– There are 807,577 Records as of 4 January 2013.

Ontario Births, 1869-1912 — Searchable Index — Index to birth records. Some entries in this index are missing the registration year and number.– There are 2,094,890 Records as of 9 June 2014.

Ontario Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Ontario in 1861. Ontario was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada, but was called Canada West. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township. Arranged by census district (generally by county). Within each county, arrangement is usually alphabetical by name of township. Cities, towns and villages are often enumerated separately from the townships in which they are located.– There are 1,709,804 Records as of 19 April 2011.

Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 — Searchable Index — Name index of Ontario, Canada, death registration entries. Registration entries for 1939-1947 are for overseas deaths only.– There are 2,050,112 Records as of 12 October 2012.

Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 — Searchable Index — Index to marriage records housed at Archives of Ontario in Toronto. Includes regular registrations, 1869-1927, and delayed registrations, 1892-1919.– There are 1,136,379 Records as of 9 October 2013.

Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Ontario births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 454,979 Records as of 14 March 2012.

Ontario, Marriages, 1800-1910 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Ontario marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 28,441 Records as of 9 March 2012.

Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Ontario, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1760-1923, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.– There are 126,534 Images as of 17 January 2012.

Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images to the records of several Toronto cemeteries, including: York General Burying Ground (also called Potter’s Field), 1826-1855; Necropolis Cemetery, 1849-1989; Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 1876-1988; Prospect Cemetery, 1890-1985. Indexed records are available through 1935. Indexing was a cooperative project with the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.– There are 150,838 Records and 7,234 Images as of 1 November 2013.

Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and Images of index cards to baptismal records.– There are 92,218 Records and 92,700 Images as of 1 October 2012.

Prince Edward Island Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Prince Edward Island in 1861. Prince Edward Island was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township.– There are 25,315 Records as of 24 March 2010.

Prince Edward Island Death Card Index, 1721-1905 — Browsable Images — Images of index cards. Information comes from various sources, newspapers, cemeteries, churches, etc.– There are 15,903 Images as of 31 August 2010.

Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888 — Browsable Images — Images of indexes and registers. Marriages took place in churches and before Justices of the Peace. Dates of indexes correspond to dates of marriages, and marriage records are arranged by date of registration so the dates of the indexes and the marriage records do not always match. Indexes are alphabetized by first letter of the surname only. In some indexes, the “Mc” and “Mac” names are indexed by the first letter after “Mc” or “Mac”.– There are 3,428 Images as of 31 August 2010.

Prince Edward Island, Church Records, 1777-1985 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, marriages, burials and other records from several churches in these denominations: Anglican Church of Canada, Catholic, Church of Christ, Church of England in Canada, Church of Scotland, Free Church, Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Canada.– There are 22,448 Images as of 7 December 2012.

Quebec Census, 1861 — Searchable Index — Population census of Quebec in 1861. Quebec was not yet part of the Dominion of Canada, but was called Canada East. Includes agricultural censuses at the end of each county or township. Forms are printed in either French or English. Responses may be given in either French or English.– There are 1,094,774 Records as of 27 January 2011.

Quebec, Births and Baptisms, 1662-1898 — Searchable Index — Index to selected Quebec births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.– There are 26,934 Records as of 20 March 2012.

Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This collection contains images of Catholic parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials. It also includes some confirmations and some index entries for Montréal and Trois-Rivières.– There are 79,535 Records and 1,398,885 Images as of 12 September 2012.

Quebec, Non-Catholic Parish Registers, 1763-1967 — Browsable Images — Registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from various non-Catholic denominations and parishes. Date coverage varies from parish to parish.– There are 278,512 Images as of 16 May 2012.

Quebec, Quebec Judicial District, Guardianships, 1639-1930 — Browsable Images — Images of guardianship records for the judicial district of Québec. Includes indexes that cover 1639-1900. This project is being published as images become available.– There are 310,188 Images as of 23 January 2012.

Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 — Browsable Images — Baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1846-1957, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.– There are 6,587 Images as of 3 December 2012.

Saskatchewan, Judicial District Court Records, 1891-1954 — Browsable Images — Supreme Court Files, Kings Bench Files, Docket Books and Indexes housed at the Saskatchewan Archives Board in Regina. This collection is being published as images become available.– There are 203,047 Images as of 11 April 2013.

Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — Index and images of estate files from Saskatchewan judicial districts. The estate records contain loose papers relating to the settlement of estates including such matters as provision for heirs including minor children as well as distribution of funds, land and property. This project was indexed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society.– There are 41,261 Records and 1,903,391 Images as of 24 March 2014.