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Record Description

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.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in baptisms may include:

  • Name of child
  • Name of parents
  • Locality of residence of child

Key genealogical facts found in marriages may include:

  • Name of groom
  • Name of bride
  • Names of parents of groom
  • Names of parents of bride

Key genealogical facts found in deaths may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Residence of deceased

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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.

Ontario. Various Roman Catholic Parishes. Church Records. Various Roman Catholic Parish Buildings, Ontario.

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

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

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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

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