CANADIAN VITAL RECORDS POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF 24 June 2013.

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 – These are birth registrations, delayed birth registrations, and delayed registrations of Indian births - 11,809 records and 5,301 images as of 7 September 2012.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932 – These are marriage registrations from British Columbia Vital Statistics, and microfilm at the FHL – 124,593 records and 259,458 images as of 7 September 2012.

British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986 – These are death registrations including overseas casualties, delayed death registrations, and delayed registrations of Indian deaths – 898,8899 records and 4,836 images as of 7 September 2012.

British Columbia, Estate Files, 1859-1949 – Imaged Records - 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; 783,176 images as of 30 November 2012.

British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981Imaged Records – 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 – 127,172 records as of 22 June 2012.

British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death notices, 1901-1939Imaged Records – 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 – 111,817 images as of 5 June 2012.

Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959 – Imaged Records - 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; 6,567 images as of 6 December 2012.

Manitoba, Census Indexes, 1831-1870 – 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 — 30,729 images as of 31 January, 2013.

Manitoba Probate Records 1871-1930Imaged Records – Images of estate files, application books and indexes. Some indexes go as late as 1970 – 802,992 images as of 22 March 2012.

New Brunswick Births and Baptisms, 1819-1899 – Index to selected New Brunswick births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. This collection contains 25,300 records as of 14 March 2012.

Nouvelle (New) Brunswick, recensement (Census), 1861 – Indexed Records - Le recensement de la population de la Nouvelle Brunswick en 1861. Dans cette année, la Nouvelle Brunswick ne faisait pas partie de la Dominion du Canada. Le recensement avait six tableaus: 1. Population, 2. Bâtiments, 3. Agriculture, 4. Manufactures, 5. Minéraux et 6. Sur les pêches. Habituellement, seuls les trois premiers tableaus ont été retenus. (This collection contains the 1861 census for the province of New Brunswick. At this time New Brunswick was considered a separate colony from the rest of the old Province of Canada. This census was created separately and differs from the form used in the other areas of the Province of Canada. Census takers were asked to record information about all those who were in each household on the census day. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information he collected was supposed to be about the people who were in the house on the census day.) — 200,172 records as of 28 February 2013.

New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births 1810-1899Imaged Records – Typed extracts of late registration. Records are arranged alphabetically for the entire year range – 24,015 images as of 16 Feb 2012. From New Brunswick Vital Statistics Branch. New Brunswick provincial returns of births and late registration. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906Index and images of provincial returns of births, 1869-1905, and 1906 (only surnames beginning with letters A-Be); and also late registrations, 1810-1905 – 160, 214 Records from 164,227 images as of 12 August 2010

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages 1887-1919Imaged Records – 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 – 141,775 images as of 5 June 2012.

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950Imaged Records – Provincial returns of marriages, 1920-1950, and late registration of marriages, 1920-1945 – 119,291 images as of 5 June 2012.

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

New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938 – Index and Images of death records – 172,406 Records from 177,815 images as of 5 May 2011

New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1920-1934Browsable Images of death certificates from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada – 76,812 images as of 29 July 2010

New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1935-1938Browsable Images of death certificates from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada – 16,806 images as of 29 July 2010

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Deaths, 1815-1919Browsable Images of Provincial Returns of Deaths from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada – 80,741 images as of 29 July 2010

Newfoundland, Church Records, 1793-1945 – Imaged Records - Baptisms, marriages and deaths from some Church of England in Canada and Catholic parishes. Coverage years vary by parish; 6,071 images as of 13 December 2012.

Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949Browsable images of births, delayed registrations of births, marriages, and deaths initially from the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland – 58,839 images as of 13 August 2010

Newfoundland, Vital Statistics, 1753-1893Browsable Images of church record transcripts. Contains baptisms, marriages, and some burials from many churches in the province – 14,649 images as of 4 August 2010

Nova Scotia Antigonish Catholic Diocese 1823-1905- Index & data abstract to the Nova Scotia Antigonish Catholic Diocese – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish was originally known as the Diocese of Arichat and was established on September 22, 1844. Previously the diocese was part of the Diocese of Quebec. On August 23, 1886, the see was moved from Arichat to the town of Antigonish, and the diocese became the Diocese of Antigonish. The diocese covers seven counties in northeastern Nova Scotia: Richmond, Inverness, Victoria, Cape Breton, Antigonish, Pictou and Guysborough. Catholic records are traditionally kept on the parish level so the registers are usually found at the church where the event occurred. – 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. The original records are housed at Diocese of Antigonish, Antigonish, Nova Scotia; 91,875 records and 20,928 images as of 29 November 2012.

Nova Scotia Vital Records 1763-1957 – 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; 807,577 records as of 5 January 2013 – up 2,000 records as of July 3, 2012.

Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896- Index to selected Nova Scotia births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality – This collection contains 130,108 records as of 15 March 2012 – up 4,317 records since 27 April 2010.

Nova Scotia Census, 1861 -  Indexed Records - 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 — 57,453 records as of  2 March 2013.

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711-1909 – Index to selected Nova Scotia marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. This collection contains 37,261 records as of 10 March 2012 – up 1007 records since 27 April 2010.

Nova Scotia, Church Records 1720-2001Imaged Records – Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia – 16,188 images as of 6 Feb 2012.

Nova Scotia Antigonish Catholic Diocese 1823-1905- Index & data abstract to the Nova Scotia Antigonish Catholic Diocese – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish was originally known as the Diocese of Arichat and was established on September 22, 1844. Previously the diocese was part of the Diocese of Quebec. On August 23, 1886, the see was moved from Arichat to the town of Antigonish, and the diocese became the Diocese of Antigonish. The diocese covers seven counties in northeastern Nova Scotia: Richmond, Inverness, Victoria, Cape Breton, Antigonish, Pictou and Guysborough. Catholic records are traditionally kept on the parish level so the registers are usually found at the church where the event occurred. – 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. The original records are housed at Diocese of Antigonish, Antigonish, Nova Scotia – 91,875 records as of 20 May 2010

Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899 – Index to selected Ontario births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. This collection contains 545,979 records as of 15 March 2012.

Ontario Births, 1869-1912 – Index to birth records – 1,760,515 records as of 19 November 2012; up 81,706 records since 28 December 2011.

Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910 – Index to selected Ontario marriages. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality – 28,441 records as of 10 March 2012.

Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 – Index to marriage records from Ontario, Canada. Ontario Registrar General. Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927. Library and Archives Canada, Ottowa, Canada – 782,731 records as of 13 November 2012; up 173,556 records since 6 July 2012.

Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 – Name index of Ontario, Canada, death registration entries & registration entries for 1939-1947 are for overseas deaths only – 2,050,112 as of 28 January 2011

Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923Imaged Records – 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 – 123,534 images as of 18 January 2012

Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 – Imaged Records – Images of notarial records arranged by locality, then notary, then time period. This collection is being published as images become available.  This collection contains vital records including births, marriages, deaths, and a card index. Original records are in the Office of Civil Registry, Waigani, NCD Papua New Guinea; 4,077,685 images as of 1 May 2013 – up 463,120 images since 5 April 2013.

Toronto, Ontario Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1935Imaged Records -Index and images to the records of several Toronto cemeteries, including: York General Burying Ground (also called Potter’s Field), 1826-1855; Necropolis Cemetery, 1850-1912 (the index will continue to 1935); Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 1876-1933; Prospect Cemetery, 1890-1935. Currently this collection is 22% complete and includes records from Necropolis Cemetery. Additional records will be added as they are completed. This is a cooperative project with the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. 14,864 records as from 7,234 images as of 3 June 2011.

Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885Records & Browsable images of index cards to baptismal records – 92,218 records and 184,907 images as of 4 October 2012.

Prince Edward Island Census, 1861 – Indexed Records - 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 — 25,315 records as of 2 March 2013.

Prince Edward Island, Church Records, 1777-1985 – Imaged Records - 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; 22,448 images as of 7 December 2012.

Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888Images 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” – 3,428 images as of 31 August 2010

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

Quebec Births and Baptisms, 1662-1898 – Index to selected Quebec births and baptisms. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality – 26,934 records as of 20 March 2012.

Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979Images of Catholic parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials. Also includes some index entries for Montréal and Trois-Rivières – 79,535 records from 1,407,644 images as of 12 September 2012; up 46,355 images from 22 November 2010.

Quebec, Non-Catholic Parish Register 1763-1967Imaged Records – Registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from various non-Catholic denominations and parishes. Date coverage varies from parish to parish – 278,518 images as of 17 May 2012.

Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 – Imaged Records - 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; 6,587 images as of 3 December 2012.

Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files 1887-1931 – 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 – 41,261 Records and 1,944,561 images as of 6 July 2012 – up 6,261 records and 41,170 images since 10 January 2012.

Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 – Name index to birth and baptism records from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 1,534,515 records as of 22 March 2012 – up 5,426 records since 21 June 2011.

Canada Marriages, 1661-1949Digitized Name index to marriages from Canada. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 225,322 records as of 5 May 2012.

Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955 – 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 as of 27 April 2010

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

Canada, Upper Canada Census, 1842 – Indexed and Imaged Records - Index and images of census records for the modern province of Ontario; 20,851 records and 1,169 images as of 22 January 2013.