The Palladium, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island:
Vital Statistics, Sep. 1843 to May 1845
Compiled and Indexed By Dan MacDonald
As with its predecessors, this book contains all birth, marriage, and death notices that appear in surviving issues of the Palladium newspaper. It also contains many other articles that refer to the vital statistics of Islanders and other Maritimers, both at home and abroad. Although the first two books only mentioned Island vital statistics, this one includes notices referring to Maritimers as a whole. I hope the additional information on individuals from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will assist those who, like many Islander researchers, have roots throughout the three Maritime provinces.
The book is laser printed, 8.5x11 inches in size, with laminated covers. It is Cerlox bound (plastic comb binding).
It consists of 260 separate articles published between the second issue of 7 September 1843 (the first issue is missing) and the final issue of 10 May 1845. All articles have been transcribed in their entirety, and even the original spelling and grammar has been maintained. The 50 pages of data are complimented by a nominal index of the approximately 650 individuals listed in the book. Where known from the original source, married women are indexed by both their married and maiden names.
Events that were reported in more than one issue have been cross-referenced by date of publication. The criteria for selecting material for this book is identical to that used for the earlier Herald and Vindicator vital statistics compilations (please see their respective web pages for details on the selection criteria). However, the scope has been expanded to include all Maritimers and not just Islanders.
Please note that the book consists only of data published in the Palladium between 4 September 1843 and 10 May 1845. Within these dates, there are several missing issues. The dates of the missing issues are as follows:
- 4 September 1843.
- 18 September 1843.
- 21 September 1843.
- 28 September to 13 November 1843, inclusive.
- 23 November 1843.
- 7 December 1843.
- 21 December 1843.
- 11 January 1844.
- 25 January 1844.
- 28 March 1844.
- 4 April 1844.
- 16 May 1844.
- 17 October 1844.
- 15 March 1845.
A copy of the index can be viewed here. Please note that this version does not contain any page numbers nor does it cross-reference name or spelling variants.
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