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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.catholiclinks.org/paroquiascanadontario.htm Roman Catholic Parishes in Ontario]
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This Collection will include records from 1760 to 1923.
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== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
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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This collection includes Catholic Church 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.  
  
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Records are included for the following dioceses:
 
*London  
 
*London  
 
*Moosonee  
 
*Moosonee  
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Records are included for the following archdioceses:  
 
Records are included for the following archdioceses:  
 
 
*Kingston  
 
*Kingston  
 
*Ottawa  
 
*Ottawa  
 
*Toronto
 
*Toronto
  
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].
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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===To Browse 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.
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{{Collection citation
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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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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'''Baptismal records''' usually contain:
 
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*Name of child
== Record Content ==
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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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'''Marriage records''' usually contain:
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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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|style=" vertical-align:top; width:25%;"|  
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'''Death records''' usually contain:
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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
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
 
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:
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==How Do I Search This Collection?==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
  
'''Baptism Records'''  
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1927566/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''County'''
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# Select '''City/Town'''
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# Select '''Parish'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Year Range'''  
  
*Name of child
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Name of parents
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
*Date of baptism
 
*Name of parish
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Locality of residence of child
 
  
'''Marriage Records'''
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1927566 Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
*Name of groom
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*Maiden name of bride
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===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
*Place of birth
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*Cite the record. See [[#Citing This Collection|below]] for help citing this collection.
*Occupation
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*Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the [https://www.archtoronto.org/ Dioceses and Archidioceses in Ontario] page.
*Age
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*To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf example research log] which you can download.
*Residence when married
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*Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.
*Names of parents of groom and bride
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*[[Ontario Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
*Names of witnesses
 
  
'''Death Records'''
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
*Name of deceased
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*Search the records of nearby areas.
*Age at death
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*Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
*Date and place of death
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:- They might have been listed under a middle name, [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nicknamegiven-name-equivalents.htm nickname], or [[Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records|abbreviation]] of their given name.  
*Cause of death
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:-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband
*Name of officiating priest
 
 
 
== 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:<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.  
 
 
 
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  ==
 
== 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.  
 
{{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  ==
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==Citing This Collection==
 
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/archival-records/interloan/church-records.aspx Archives of Ontario]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Ontario|Ontario]]<br>
 
*[[Ontario Church Records]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== 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.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Dioceses and Archidioceses in Ontario.}}
  
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  ===
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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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Dioceses and Archidioceses in Ontario


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes Catholic Church 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


To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Baptismal records usually contain:

  • 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

Marriage records usually contain:

  • 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

Death records usually contain:

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

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select County
  2. Select City/Town
  3. Select Parish
  4. Select Record Type and Year Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Cite the record. See below for help citing this collection.
  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the Dioceses and Archidioceses in Ontario page.
  • To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example example research log which you can download.
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
  • Search the records of nearby areas.
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
- They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

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.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Dioceses and Archidioceses in Ontario.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.

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