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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
Catholic Church records from various Ontario parishes. The records include baptisms, marriages and deaths. Church records are an important way to track ancestors prior to civil registration. Civil registration began in Ontario in 1869 but was not fully implemented until 1930.<br>
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This Collection will include records from 1760 to 1923.  
  
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This collection includes Catholic Church records from various Ontario parishes. The records include baptisms, marriages and deaths. Church records are an important way to track ancestors prior to civil registration. Civil registration began in Ontario in 1869 but was not fully implemented until 1930.<br>Records are included for the following dioceses:
Record Content
 
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Key genealogical facts found in baptisms may include:
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*London
Name of child
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*Moosonee
Name of parents
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*Pembroke
Locality of residence of child
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*Peterborough
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*Sault Ste. Marie
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*St. Catharines
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*Thunder Bay
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*Timmins
  
Key genealogical facts found in marriages may include:
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Records are included for the following archdioceses:  
Name of groom
 
Name of bride
 
Names of parents of groom
 
Names of parents of bride
 
  
Key genealogical facts found in deaths may include
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*Kingston
Name of deceased
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*Ottawa
Residence of deceased
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*Toronto
  
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1927566/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic Parishes in Ontario. Church Records. Dioceses and Archidioceses in Ontario<!--bibdescend-->}}
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[[Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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Image:Ontario Roman Catholic Church Records DGS 5077536 671 Baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Ontario Roman Catholic Church Records DGS 5077515 692 Marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Ontario Roman Catholic Church Records DGS 5107193 28 Death.jpg|Death
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These baptismal records usually contain the following information:
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*Name of child
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Date of child's birth
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*Legitimacy declared
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*Name of parents
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*Names of sponsors/witnesses
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*Name of priest performing baptism
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These marriage records usually contain the following information:
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*Name of groom, his age and residence
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*Groom's birthplace
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*Groom's marital status and occupation
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*Groom's religious denomination
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*Names of groom's parents, including maiden name of mother
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*Name of bride, her age and residence
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*Bride's birthplace
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*Bride's marital status and occupation
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*Names of bride's parents, including maiden name of mother
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*Married by license of banns
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*Names of witnesses and their residence
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*Name of officiating priest
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These death records usually contain the following information:
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*Name and age of deceased
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*Birthplace of deceased
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*Date and place of death
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*Cause of death
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*Name of officiating priest
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*Date of interment
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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Church records were kept at the local parish of the church. A parish is a local congregation that may include many villages. Your ancestor may have lived in a village and belonged to a parish in a nearby larger town.
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'''Beginning Your Search '''
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Ancestor's name
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*Approximate year of birth, marriage, or death
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*Ancestor's religion
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*Place of the event
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'''Searching the Images'''
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "County" category<br> ⇒Select the "City/Town" category<br> ⇒Select the "Name of Parish" category<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Year Range" category which will take you to the images.
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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'''Can't Find Information?'''
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*Indexes to church records are valuable tools to locate families in Canada, especially in the absence of census indexes, many of these indexes are of French Canadian families.
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*Small villages which did not have their own church were designated as belonging to a particular parish. Over time, some villages, chapelries, or "missions" may have belonged to several parishes as jurisdictions changed.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org.] Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/archival-records/interloan/church-records.aspx Archives of Ontario]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Ontario|Ontario]]<br>
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*[[Ontario Church Records]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
 
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
 
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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“Ontario Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed&nbsp;7 March 2012), Nipissing &gt; Astorville &gt; St Thomas Aquinas &gt; Baptisms, marriages, burials 1889-1900 &gt; image 1 of 87.

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1760 to 1923.

This collection includes Catholic Church records from various Ontario parishes. The records include baptisms, marriages and deaths. Church records are an important way to track ancestors prior to civil registration. Civil registration began in Ontario in 1869 but was not fully implemented until 1930.
Records are included for the following dioceses:

  • London
  • Moosonee
  • Pembroke
  • Peterborough
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • St. Catharines
  • Thunder Bay
  • Timmins

Records are included for the following archdioceses:

  • Kingston
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Catholic Parishes in Ontario. Church Records. Dioceses and Archidioceses in Ontario

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content


These baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Date of child's birth
  • Legitimacy declared
  • Name of parents
  • Names of sponsors/witnesses
  • Name of priest performing baptism

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of groom, his age and residence
  • Groom's birthplace
  • Groom's marital status and occupation
  • Groom's religious denomination
  • Names of groom's parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Name of bride, her age and residence
  • Bride's birthplace
  • Bride's marital status and occupation
  • Names of bride's parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Married by license of banns
  • Names of witnesses and their residence
  • Name of officiating priest

These death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Birthplace of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Name of officiating priest
  • Date of interment

How to Use the Record

Church records were kept at the local parish of the church. A parish is a local congregation that may include many villages. Your ancestor may have lived in a village and belonged to a parish in a nearby larger town.

Beginning Your Search

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Approximate year of birth, marriage, or death
  • Ancestor's religion
  • Place of the event

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County" category
⇒Select the "City/Town" category
⇒Select the "Name of Parish" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Year Range" category which will take you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Can't Find Information?

  • Indexes to church records are valuable tools to locate families in Canada, especially in the absence of census indexes, many of these indexes are of French Canadian families.
  • Small villages which did not have their own church were designated as belonging to a particular parish. Over time, some villages, chapelries, or "missions" may have belonged to several parishes as jurisdictions changed.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Archives of Ontario

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Ontario Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 7 March 2012), Nipissing > Astorville > St Thomas Aquinas > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1889-1900 > image 1 of 87.