Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923 .
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:
- Sault Ste. Marie
- St. Catharines
- Thunder Bay
Records are included for the following archdioceses:
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 data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- Catholic Parishes in Ontario. Church Records. Dioceses and Archidioceses in Ontario
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.
Key genealogical facts found in baptisms may include:
- Name of child
- Name of parents
- Date of baptism
- Name of parish
- Names of witnesses
- Locality of residence of child
Key genealogical facts found in marriages may include:
- Name of groom
- Maiden name of bride
- Place of birth
- Residence when married
- Names of parents of groom and bride
- Names of witnesses
Key genealogical facts found in deaths may include:
- Name of deceased
- Age at death
- Date and place of death
- Cause of death
- Name of officiating priest
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.
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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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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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.
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.