Fonds F 978

Church records collection

About these records

Church records collection
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

3 metres of textual records

190 reels of microfilm (textual records)

Scope and Content

The Church Records Collection contains original manuscripts, xeroxed copies and microfilm copies of Ontario church records including minutes, annual reports, church registers, communion rolls, session rolls, birth records, baptismal records, marriage records, burial records, accounts, financial records, pew rent records, deeds, military records, church histories, and newspaper clippings. Almost all the churches within the collection are in Ontario, however some are out of province.

The Church Records Collection also includes marriage registers created by the clerks of the Peace for Johnstown and London districts, as well as records of the Holy Blossom Temple (Jewish faith), in Toronto.

The entries which follow are arranged alphabetically by location then by name of church.

Acton - Knox Presbyterian Church

Ailsa Craig - Presbyterian Church

Albany - Temagami (Temiscamingue) - Indian Registers of Birth, Marriages, and Deaths

Ameliasburgh Township - Anglican Church

Ameliasburgh Township - Presbyterian Church

Amherstburg : St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Amhest Isle Township - Presbyterian Church

Ancaster Township - Free Church, later St. John's Anglican Church

Atwood - Presbyterian Church

Aurora - Presbyterian Church

Avonton - Presbyterian Church

Baptist Church in Ontario - biographical and historical information (Note: The Archives of Ontario has only acquired the microfilm listed in the online finding aid. Microfilm not listed in the online finding aid is held by the Genealogical society of Utah and is available through their network of Family History Centres.)

Barriefield - St. Mark's Anglican Church

Bath - Anglican Church

Bay Of Quinte - Presbyterian Church

Beckwith Township - Presbyterian Church

Beckwith Township - Scotch Church

Beckwith Township - St. Andrew's Church, Carleton Place

Belfast (Prince Edward Island) - St. John's Presbyterian

Bell's Corners: Wesleyan Methodist (Huntly Church)

Belle River, Village of -- St. Paul's and Knox Churches

Belmont - Presbyterian Church

Bentinck Township - St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Biddulph Township - Wesleyan Methodist

Bolsover - Presbyterian Church

Bolton - Cavan Presbyterian Church

Bolton - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Bolton - Westwood Presbyterian Church

Bond Head - Presbyterian Church

Boston - Presbyterian Church

Brampton - Presbyterian Church

Brant And Bentinck Townships - St. John's Evangelical Church, Elmwood

Brant Township - St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (2nd)

Brantford - West Street Baptist Church

Brantford Township - Gainsville Wesleyan Methodist United Church

Brock Township - Presbyterian Churches

Brockville - St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish Church

Brockville - St. John's Church

Brockville - St. Peter's Anglican Church

Bruce County - Knox Presbyterian Church, Ripley

Burgoyne, Arran Township, Bruce County - Methodist Church

Burlington - Knox Presbyterian Church

Cainsville - United Church

Cainsville - Wesleyan Methodist Congragation

Caledon - Knox Presbyterian Church

Caledon - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Caledon East - Knox Presbyterian Church

Caledon Township - Presbyterian Churches

Cambray - Burns's Presbyterian Church

Camlachie - Knox Presbyterian Church

Camden East Township - Evangelical Lutheran Church

Campbellville - St. David's Presbyterian Church

Carleton Place - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Carman - Carman Methodist Church

Carp - Carp Methodist Church

Carp - Carp, Lowry And Kinburn Congregations of the Presbyterian Church

Carp - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Carp - St. Paul's Methodist Church

Centralia, Stephen Township, Huron County - United Church

Charlottenburgh Township - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Charlottenburgh Township - St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church

Chatham - First Presbyterian Church

Chatham - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Chesley - Geneva Presbyterian Church

Chippawa - Chippawa Presbyterian Church

Churchill - Anglican Mission: Confirmation, baptism, marriage and death records, 1860-1934. (MS 217).

Christian Brotherhood, Church of

Churchill, Keewatin Diocese - Anglican Mission

Cobourg - St. Peter's Anglican Church

Cochrane District - Methodist Church

Collingwood Township - Presbyterian Churches

Cornwall - St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church

Cornwall - St. John's Church

Cornwall - Trinity Anglican Church

Coulson - Anglican Church

Cramahe Township - Presbyterian Church

Crediton, Stephen Township, Huron County - United Church

Crief - Knox Presbyterian Church

Delaware Township - Christ Church Anglican

Draper - Uffington Mission

Dresden - Presbyterian Church

Drummond Township - Presbyterian Church

Drummondville - Drummondville Presbyterian Church

Drummondville - St. George's Anglican Church

Dundas - Certification of Marriages performed by licence by Rev. Andrew Bell at Dundas, Ancaster, West Flamboro and L'Orignal

Dunnville - Knox Presbyterian Church

Dunsford - Dunsford Presbyterian Church

Dunvegan, Kenyon Township - Presbyterian Church

Dunwich - Dunwich Anglican Church

Eastern District - Anglican Churches, Parishes of Williamsburgh, Matilda, Osnabruck and Edwardsburg

Eastern District - Church of Scotland, Lutherans, Congregationalists, Baptists, Tunkers, Methodists, Independents, and Moravians

Easthope, North - Knox Presbyterian Church

Eden Mills - Eden Mills Presbyterian Church

Edwardsburg - Anglican Church

Egremont Township - Presbyterian Churches

Eldon Township - Presbyterian Churches

Elmstead, Village of - St. Paul's Church

Elora - Chalmers Presbyterian Church

Elora - Knox Presbyterian Church

Enniskillen - Anglican Church

Eramosa Township - Presbyterian Church

Erin Township - Presbyterian Churches

Erindale - St. Peter's Anglican Church

Ernestown Township - Anglican Church

Ernestown Township - Presbyterian Church

Esquesing Township - Norval Presbyterian and Union Presbyterian Church

Etobicoke Township - Mimico Anglican Church

Exeter - Christ Church, Anglican and Trivitt Memorial Churches

Farrington - Independence Inghamite Church

Farnham - Shefford Methodist

Fenelon Township - Presbyterian Churches

Fergus - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Finch Township - St. Luke's Presbyterian Church

Fingal - Knox Presbyterian Church

Flamborough, East - Mounstberg Methodist Episcopalian Church

Flamborough, West - Strathbane Presbyterian Church, Nairn

Forest - St. James Presbyterian Church

Fort Albany - Fort Albany Parish

Fort Alexander - Fort Alexander Anglican Church

Fort George - Military Register of Baptisms for the Station of Fort George, Upper Canada

Fort Hope - Fort Hope District of Patricia Anglican Church Records

Fort Severn, Keewatin Diocese

Franktown - Presbyterian Church

Franktown - United Church

Fredericksburg Township - Lutheran Church

Fredericksburgh Township - Anglican Church

Fredericksburgh Township - Presbyterian Church

Galt - Central Presbyterian Church

Galt - First United Church

Galt - Knox Presbyterian Church

Galt - Trinity Anglican Church

Galt - Wesley United Church

Georgetown - Knox Presbyterian Church

Glammis - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

Glengarry - Laggan Area: Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Laggan Area of Lochiel and Kenyon Townships compiled by Angus Deacon MacMillan

Glengarry - St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church

Glengarry County - Roman Catholic Church

Goderich and Hullett Townships - Clinton circuit of Wesleyan Methodist Church

Grey County - Lutheran Church

Grimsby - Grimsby Presbyterian Church

Grimsby - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Guelph - Knox Presbyterian Church

Guelph - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Gwillimbury East Township - Quaker Church (Children of Peace)

Gwillimbury North Township - Presbyterian Churches

Gwillimbury West - Christ Church Anglican, Middleton

Gwillimbury West - Presbyterian Church

Gwillimbury West - St. Paul's Church Anglican, Coulson

Gwillimbury West - Trinity Church Anglican, Bradford

Hallowell Township - Hallowell Sunday School, Methodist

Hamilton Township - Cold Springs Congragational Church

Hamilton Township - Presbyterian Church

Hamilton, City Of - Central Presbyterian Church

Hamilton, City Of - Erskine Presbyterian Church

Hamilton, City Of - Knox Presbyterian Church

Harrington - Knox Presbyterian Church

Harwich Township, Kent Township - Methodist Church

Harwich Township - Presbyterian Churches

Hensall & Staffa, Exeter, Middlesex County - Anglican Church

Holland Township - St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsford

Houghton Township - Guysborough Methodist Church

Huntley Township - Methodist Church

Huntley Township - Presbyterian Church

Huron Township - Knox Presbyterian Church, Ripley

Ingersoll - Ingersoll Presbyterian [Methodist?] Church

Inkerman - Wesleyan Methodist Church

Innerkip - Innerkip Presbyterian Church

Islington Lake:, Keewatin Diocese (Anglican)

Johnstown District - Marriage registers

Keewatin Diocese - Anglican Church

Kemptville - Kemptville Roman Catholic Mission

Kenora District - Anglican Church

Kent County - Presbyterian Church

Kinlough - Kinlough Presbyterian Church

Kincardine - Knox Presbyterian Church

Kincardine - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church:

King Township - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

King Township - Presbyterian Churches

Kingston, City of - Kingston Mission (Catholic)

Kingston, City of - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Kingston, City of - St. Mary's Cathedral

Kingston, City of - Zion Presbyterian Church

Kingston Township - Presbyterian Church

Kitchener, City Of - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Kitley Township - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Toledo

Komoka - Knox Presbyterian Church

Lac Seul - Diocese of Keewatin (Anglican)

Lambton County - Presbyterian Church

Leamington - Knox Presbyterian Church

Lennox and Addington County - Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Camden East, Ernestown, Fredericksburg, and Richmond Townships

Listowel - Knox Presbyterian Church

Lochiel, Township of - Breadalbane Congregation

London Circuit, Middlesex County - Methodist Episcopal Church

London, City of - Proudfoot, Rev. William

London, City of - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

London, City of - St. James Presbyterian Church

London, City of - St. Paul's Anglican Church

London, City of - Talbot Street Baptist Church

London District - register of marriage

London Township - Primitive Methodist Church

London Township - Proof Line Presbyterian Church

L'Original - L'Original Presbyterian Church

Loughboro Township - Presbyterian Church

Maidstone - Maidstone Presbyterian Church

Maitland - St. James Church

Maple - Maple Presbyterian Church

Mara Township - Presbyterian Churches

Mariposa Township - Presbyterian Churches

Martintown - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Marysburgh - Anglican Church

Marysburgh - Presbyterian Church

Matilda - Anglican Church

McIntyre - United Church

Merritton - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Middlesex County - Delaware, Ekfrid, and Caradoc Township Anglican Church

Midland - Baptist Church

Milton - Milton Presbyterian Church

Milverton - Burns Presbyterian Church

Mitchell - Knox Presbyterian Church

Molesworth - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Monaghan Township - Wesleyan Methodist Church

Monmouth Township - Mormon Church (Chuch of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints)

Montague Township - Christchurch

Montreal - St. Gabriel Presbyterian Church

Moose Factory - Anglican Mission

Moose Factory - Methodist Mission

Moose Factory - St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church

Moosonee, Diocese of (Anglican)

Moraviantown - Moraviantown Indian Church

Mornington, North Township - Presbyterian Church

Morriston - Duff's Presbyterian Church: Congregational Minutes

Mosa Township - Burns Presbyterian Church

Murray Township - Presbyterian Church

Muskoka District - Mission of Muskoka

Muskoka District, Counties of Grey and York - Rev. Lewis F. Kipp Baptist Minister

Neustadt - St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Newmarket - Newmarket Anglican Church

Newmarket - Newmarket Presbyterian Church

Newmarket - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Newmarket - Yonge Street Quakers (Hicksite)

Niagara - Anglican Church

Niagara - Presbyterian Church

Niagara Township - Christ Church, McNab

Niagara Township - St. George's Anglican Church, Homer

Niagara Township - St. John's Anglican Church, Virgil

Niagara Township - Sunday School Union Society

Niagara, Diocese of (Anglican)

Niagara-on-the-Lake - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Niagara-on-the-Lake - St. Mark's Anglican Church

Niagara-on-the-Lake - St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church

Norfolk County - Presbyterian Church

Normanby Township - St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Norwich - Knox Presbyterian Church

Omagh - Presbyterian Church

Ops Township - Presbyterian Churches

Oro Township - Presbyterian Churches

Orono - Methodist/Episcopal Church

Osnabruck - Anglican Church

Osnabruck - Presbyterian Church

Osnaburgh - Anglican Mission

Osnaburgh, Diocese of Keewatin (Anglican)

Ottawa, City of - Christ Church Anglican

Ottawa, City of - Glebe Presbyterian Church

Ottawa, City of - St. Andrew's Church of Scotland

Ottawa, Diocese of (Anglican)

Pacific Northwest - Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest, St. Paul, Oregon

Peel County - Presbyterian Church

Penetanguishene - St. James Anglican Church

Perth - First Presbyterian Church

Perth - St. Andrew's Church

Peterborough, City of - Episcopal New Church

Peterborough, Diocese of

Petrolia - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Picton - Picton (Hallowell) Methodist Church

Pine Grove, Village Of - Presbyterian Churches

Piitsburgh Township - Anglican Church

Pittsburgh Township - Presbyterian Church

Point Edward - Presbyterian Church

Port Credit - Presbyterian Church

Port Dover - Knox Presbyterian Church

Port Elgin, Evangelical Church

Port Elgin - Knox Presbyterian Church

Port Elgin - United Church

Port Hope - Methodist Sunday School

Portland Township - Presbyterian Church

Preston - Knox Presbyterian Church

Prince Edward County - MInister's Records (denomination unknown)

Prince Edward County - St. Jean Baptiste Parish (Roman Catholic Church)

Puce, Village Of - St. Andrew's and St. John's Churches

Puslnich Township - Presbyterian Churches

Railton - St. Patrick's Church (Roman Catholic)

Ratho - Presbyterian Church

Rawdon Township - Presbyterian Church

Reach Township - Presbyterian Churches

Renaud, Village Of - St. John's Church and Renaud School House

Richmond Hill - First Congregational Church

Richmond Township - Anglican Church

Rideau Circuit

Rustico, Prince Edward Island - St. Augustin Church

St. Catharines - Knox Presbyterian Church

St. Mary's - First Presbyterian Church

St. Mary's - Knox Presbyterian Church

St. Thomas - Knox Presbyterian Church

Saltfleet Township - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

Sandwich Township - St. John's Anglican Church

Sarnia - St. Andrew's Church

Scarborough Township - Bethel Primitive Methodist Church

Scarborough Township - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Shakespeare - Presbyterian Church

Sheffield Township - Presbyterian Church

Sidney Township - Presbyterian Church

Simcoe - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

Sombra Township - Methodist Episcopal Church

Sophiasburgh Township - Presbyterian Church

Soulanges and Lancaster Township - Cote St. George Congregation (Presbyterian)

Southampton - Knox Presbyterian Church

Southampton - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

South Marysburgh Township - Methodist Church

Stratford - Knox Presbyterian Church

Stratford - St. Andrew's Church:

Strathroy - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Streetsville - Presbyterian Church

Sullivan Township - St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Sunnidale Township - Presbyterian Churches

Sutton - Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church

Sydney - Anglican Church

Teeswater - Knox Presbyterian Church.

Telfer - United Presbyterian Church

Thamesville - Presbyterian Church

Thedford - Knox Presbyterian Church

Thorah - St. Andrew's Church of Scotland

Thorah Township - Presbyterian Churches

Thornhill - Thornhill Presbyterian Church

Thurlow Township - Anglican Church

Toronto, City of - Dovercourt Road Presbyterian Church: Session Minutes, 1886-1900; Baptismal Records, 1889-1900; Marriage Records, 1896-1900 (G.S. 6332).

Toronto, City of - Holy Blossom Congregation

Toronto, City of - Knox Presbyterian Church

Toronto, City of - Metropolitan Church

Toronto, City of - Parkdale Presbyterian Church

Toronto, City of - Richmond Street Wesleyan Methodist Church

Toronto, City of - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Toronto, City of - St. John's Presbyterian Church

Toronto, City of - St. Patrick's Anglican Church

Toronto, City of - St. Stephen's Anglican Church

Toronto, City of - United Secession Congregation (Presbyterian(

Toronto, City of - Victoria Presbyterian Church

Tyendinaga Township - Presbyterian Church

Valetta - Presbyterian Church

Vaughan - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

Vaughn Township - Presbyterian Churches

Walkerton - Knox Presbyterian Church

Wallaceburg - Presbyterian Church

Warwick Township - Knox Presbyterian Church

Waterdown - Knox Presbyterian Church

Waterloo, City Of - Knox Presbyterian Church

Waterloo County - Various Churches

Wellesley-Wilmot - Wellesley-Wilmot Congregation

West Hill - Melville Presbyterian Church

West Nissouri - Baptist Church

West Toronto - West Toronto Junction Presbyterian Church

Weston - Presbyterian Church

Wexford, Ireland - Irish Methodist Church

Whitby - Whitby Presbyterian Church

Whitby Township - Presbyterian Church

Wiarton - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

Williams Township

Williams, East, Township - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Williamsburgh - Anglican Church

Williamstown - Presbyterian Church

Williamstown - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church:

Windham Centre - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Windsor, City Of - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Winterbourne - Chalmers Presbyterian Church

Woodbridge - Presbyterian Church:

Woodhouse Township - St. John's Church

Woodstock, City Of - British Wesleyan Chapels

Woodstock, City Of - Knox Presbyterian Church

Woodstock, City of - Methodist Church

Woodstock, City of - Presbyterian Church

Yarmouth, North - St. James Presbyterian Church

Yonge Street - Yonge Street Hicksite (Quakers)

York County - Rev. Charles Schutt, Minister of the United Church

York Factory, Diocese of Keewatin (Anglican)

Restrictions on Access
These records are subject to no access restrictions.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder. Reproduction and Interloan of reel MS 217, Diocese of Keewatin records, is restricted by the donor. Permission from the donor is required for reproduction of the accession register of the Ottawa Diocesan Archives, in box MU 550.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records in this collection were acquired from a wide variety of sources. Contact the archivist responsible for the collection for acquisition information about any particular group of records. Microfilm with "GS" reference codes was received from the Genealogical Society of Utah through its microfilm distribution program. Microfilm with "C" and "M" reference codes was received from the National Archives of Canada through its microfilm diffusion program, and though not strictly speaking part of the F 978 Church Records collection, is included in the listing here for the convenience of researchers.
Availability of Other Formats

Many of the records in this collection are available only on microfilm.

Title supplied from content of fonds.

Former Codes

Accessions 525, 529, 546, 689, 708, 820, 825, 1025, 1329, 1382, 1421, 1622, 1788, 2069, 2257, 2375, 2416, 2465, 2467, 2472, 2609, 2647, 4116, 4243, 4251, 4352, 4863, 4891, 4931, 4980, 4985, 6012, 6054, 6073, 6316, 6325, 6326, 6396, 6440, 6495, 6500, 6571, 6585, 6785, 6982, 9117, 9150, 9212, 9434, 9549, 9845, 10034, 10160, 10161, 1033l, 10422, 10874, 11042, 11167, 11198, 11308, 11395, 12041, 12149, 12194, 12291, 12447, 13036, 13326, 13334, 13875, 13878, 14142, 14152, 14326, 14497, 14684, 15015.

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