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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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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.<br>Records are included for the following dioceses:  
 
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:  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== 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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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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{{Collection citation | text= "Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing: Catholic Parishes in Ontario. Church Records. Dioceses and Archidioceses in Ontario.}}  
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=== Record Content  ===
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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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Key genealogical facts found in baptisms may include:  
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<br>These baptismal records usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name of child  
 
*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
 
*Name of parents  
 
*Name of parents  
*Date of baptism
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*Names of sponsors/witnesses  
*Name of parish
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*Name of priest performing baptism
*Names of witnesses  
 
*Locality of residence of child
 
  
Key genealogical facts found in marriages may include:  
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These marriage records usually contain the following information:  
  
*Name of groom  
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*Name of groom, his age and residence
*Maiden name of bride
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*Groom's birthplace
*Place of birth
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*Groom's marital status and occupation
*Occupation
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*Groom's religious denomination
*Age
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*Names of groom's parents, including maiden name of mother
*Residence when married
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*Name of bride, her age and residence
*Names of parents of groom and bride
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*Bride's birthplace
*Names of witnesses
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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
  
Key genealogical facts found in deaths may include:  
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These death records usually contain the following information:  
  
*Name of deceased  
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*Name and age of deceased  
*Age at death
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*Birthplace of deceased
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
*Name of officiating priest
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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  ==
  
To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the County ⇒Select the City/Town ⇒Select the Name of Parish ⇒Select the Record Type and Year Range which takes you to the images.
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To begin your search in the birth records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
  
Look at the images one by one 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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*Name of parents
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*Approximate year of birth and place of birth
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*Parish
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To begin your search in the marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of bride or groom
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*Approximate year of marriage and place of marriage
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*County
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To begin your search in the death records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Name of deceased
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*Approximate year of death and place of death
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*County
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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Browsing 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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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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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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==== General Information About These Records  ====
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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.  
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/archival-records/interloan/church-records.aspx Archives of Ontario]  
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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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== 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.  
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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]].  
  
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
“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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“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.
 
 
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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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.

"Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing: 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

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

  • Name of parents
  • Approximate year of birth and place of birth
  • Parish

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

  • Name of bride or groom
  • Approximate year of marriage and place of marriage
  • County

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

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death and place of death
  • County

Search the Collection

Browsing 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.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • 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.

General Information About These Records

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.

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

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.