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Genealogy from a Distance

Murray Harbour Railway Station, ca. 1910 (Acc2689/128)
Murray Harbour Railway Station, ca. 1910 (Acc2689/128)


A number of vital statistics and census records can be searched online through the PARO Collections Database.  Visit About the PARO Collections Database for more information. 


Out of province genealogists can access some PEI genealogical materials on microfilm through interlibrary loan.  Please contact your local public library, university library, or Morman Family History Centre for more information.


The following records are available on microfilm through Library and Archives Canada:

  • Master Name Index
  • Census records 
  • PEI Newspapers


Resources available through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) include:

  • Master Name Index
  • Index to pre-1886 church baptismal records
  • some land, probate, and church records


Microfilm copies of the Master Name Index are also available through the following institutions:


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