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Church Records


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The Church Records Collection consists of original and copied records for more than 60 Ontario churches which existed at some time in our history. The records within the collection include sessional minutes, annual reports, deeds and financial records, communion rolls, birth/baptismal records, marriage and burial records. Some newspaper clippings are also included.

The Archives of Ontario is not responsible for collecting Church records. This responsibility rests with the individual religious denominations in the province. Try our Sources for Religious Records in Ontario page for a list of archives holding Ontario religious records.

Scroll through the tables below or use the "find" command on your web browser to locate every mention of the Town or Township you are searching for on this page.

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Church Records Collection


This microfilm contains a collection of original and copied Ontario church records, including minutes, annual reports, communion rolls, birth records, deeds, financial records, marriage and burial records. Unless noted otherwise, all records are originals.

To see the Archives Descriptive Database for more information about our Church Records Collection, click here.

Original and copied Ontario church records

Description Location Microfilm Reference
St. John's Church
Cornwall, Stormont Co.
County Register of Marriages and Births and Funerals 1833-1863, 1863-1892,

Typescript copy of 1833-1892

Session Records, 1827-1875 (typescript)

MS 881, Reel 1
St. John's Church
Cornwall, Stormont Co.
Session Records, 1827-1875 (typescript, cont.)

Volume Church Collections, 1835-1871

Session Fund Book, 1872-1893

85th Annual Report For the Year 1912

MS 881, Reel 2
Shefford Wesleyan Methodist Mission and Methodist Society
Farnham, East Bolton
Mission Circuit Book and Minutes of the Society, 1821-1856 MS 881, Reel 2
St. Mark's Anglican Church
Barriefield
Accounts and Pew Rents, 1844-1849 MS 881, Reel 2
British Wesleyan Chapels
Woodstock, Blandford & East Oxford Twp.
Journal of the Trustees, 1847-1867 MS 881, Reel 2
West Nissouri Baptist Church History, West Nissouri Twp. (typescript) MS 881, Reel 2
St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
Finch Twp.
Pioneer Builders, 1840-1845 (history of the church), (typescript) MS 881, Reel 2
Richmond St. Wesleyan Methodist Church
Toronto, York Co.
Minutes, 1864-1883 MS 881, Reel 2
Anglican Church
Dunwich Twp.
Subscribers List, 1828 (negative photocopy) MS 881, Reel 2
Anglican Church
Newmarket, York Co.
Subscribers List, 1833-1837 MS 881, Reel 2
Sunday School Union Society (Niagara) Constitution & Regulations, 1824 MS 881, Reel 2
Baptist Church
Midland, Simcoe Co.
picture & write up (negative photocopy) MS 881, Reel 2
Presbyterian Protestant Congregation
L'Original U.C.
Subscription etc., of a Presbyterian Protestant Congregation MS 881, Reel 2
Monaghan's School House, 1858-1862 Record of attendance at Wm. Foster's Sabbath class in Monaghan's School House, 1858-1862 MS 881, Reel 2
Wesleyan Methodist Church, Clinton Circuit Record of Local Preachers' Meetings 1859-1885 MS 881, Reel 2
Moravian Indian Church
Moraviantown
Baptismal Register 1800-1912 (original and typescript versions) MS 881, Reel 2
Niagara Diocese Map, 1951 MS 881, Reel 2
Methodist Episcopal Church
Sombra Twp.
Lists of subscribers, Dec. 1831 MS 881, Reel 2
Port Hope Methodist Church
Port Hope, Durham Co.
Sunday School Minute Book 1839-1849, 1873-1883 MS 881, Reel 2
Port Hope Methodist Church
Port Hope, Durhan Co.
Sunday School Minute Book 1873-1883 (cont.)

History of Port Hope Methodist Sunday School

MS 881, Reel 3
Hallowell Sunday School (Methodist) Library Account Book and Minutes, 1829-1841

Account Book, 1831-1837

Account Book and Minutes, 1834-1874

Account Book and Minutes, 1896-1898

MS 881, Reel 3
St. Raphael's Church
Glengarry Co.
Parish Register, 1805-1836. Parts 1 & 2 (typescript version; originals are on MS 269 listed below) MS 881, Reel 3
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Bolsover
Register of Births, Marriages, Deaths (photocopy)

1875-1884

MS 881, Reel 3
St. George's Church
Drummondville
Register (typescript) MS 881, Reel 3
St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
Finch Twp.
Baptism Register, 1840-1882 (typescript) MS 881, Reel 3
Rev. William Proudfoot
London, Middlesex Co.
Marriages & Baptisms (typescript) MS 881, Reel 3
St. James Anglican Church
Penetanguishene, Simcoe Co.
Church register (copy) Baptisms & Marriages, 1836-1878 (typescript) MS 881, Reel 3
St. James Anglican Church, Penetanguishene, Simcoe Co Church register (copy) Baptisms & Marriages, 1836-1878 (typescript, cont.) MS 881, Reel 4
Picton Methodist Church
Picton, Prince Edward Co.
Records, 1810-1837 (typescript) MS 881, Reel 4
St. John's Anglican Church
Woodhouse Twp.
Copy of Marriage Register 1831-1857 (typescript) MS 881, Reel 4
Toronto, York Co. Registry of Births and Deaths, Yonge St., 1803-1866 (Hicksite Register; original and typescript). MS 881, Reel 4
Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake)
Lincoln Co.
Military Register of Baptisms for the station of Fort George, Upper Canada, 1821-1827 (photocopy) MS 881, Reel 4
Kenyon Twp., Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Laggon Area, 1881-1907 (photocopy) MS 881, Reel 4
Brantford-West St. Baptist Building Committee Records, 1853-1872 MS 881, Reel 4
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Martintown,
Papers of 1811-1914 (includes deeds & obituaries) MS 881, Reel 4
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Martintown,
Papers of 1811-1914 (cont.) MS 881, Reel 5
Metropolitan Church
Toronto, York Co.
Minute Book, Christian & Literary Society, 1875-1878 MS 881, Reel 5
Free Church (later St. John's Anglican Church)
Ancaster Twp., Wentworth Co.
Church records, 1826-1829 (includes subscription lists) MS 881, Reel 5
Anglican Church Register
Delaware, Ekfrid & Caradoc Twps.
Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, 1834-1851 (negative photocopy) MS 881, Reel 5
West Gwillimbury Presbyterian Church
West Gwillimbury, York Co.
Communion Roll & Register 1853-1898. (negative photocopy)

Minutes of Session 1853-1963 (negative photocopy)

MS 881, Reel 5
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Kitley, Montague and Bastard Townships
Session Book, 1844-1884 (includes baptisms 1847-1852 and burial plots) MS 881, Reel 5
Talbot Street Baptist Church
London, Middlesex Co.
Minute books 1845, 1847-1856

Typed history of the church

MS 881, Reel 5
Bethel Primitive Methodist Church
Scarborough Twp., York Co.
Library Register, 1863-1875 MS 881, Reel 5
Guysborough Methodist Church
Houghton Twp., Norfolk Co.
Records, including deeds and secretary's book, 1860's (photocopy) MS 881, Reel 5
Breadalbane Congregation
Lochiel Twp.
Records of Deaths 1857-1910 (photocopy) MS 881, Reel 5
Glebe Presbyterian Church
Ottawa, Carleton Co.
18th Annual Report, 1914 MS 881, Reel 5
Glebe Presbyterian Church
Ottawa, Carleton Co
Annual Reports, 1914 (cont.), 1925-6 MS 881, Reel 6
Knox Presbyterian Church
Caledon
Records of Session, Registry of Members & Baptism Records, 1865-1887 (photocopy) MS 881, Reel 6
Lucan Circuit (Wesleyan Methodist)
Biddulph Twp.
Minute Book, 1866-1906 MS 881, Reel 6
Cold Springs Congregational Church
Hamilton Twp.
Record Book, 1840-1903

Membership roll, baptisms 1865-1903

MS 881, Reel 6
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
King Twp.
Clergyman's Papers, 1821-1892 MS 881, Reel 6
Muskoka Mission
Muskoka Dist.
Baptisms 1866-1875 (photocopy)

Marriages, Burials 1865-1875 (photocopy)

MS 881, Reel 6
Uffington Mission
Draper Twp.
Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, 1884-1923 (photocopy) MS 881, Reel 6
Indian Registers, Abitibi-Temagami-Temiscamingue area
Temiscaming & Cochrane
Dists.
Registers of Marriages, Births, Deaths, 1843-1915 (photocopy) MS 881, Reel 6
Indian Registers, Abitibi-Temagami-Temiscamingue area
Temiscaming & Cochrane
Dists.
Registers of Marriages, Births, Deaths, 1843-1915 (photocopy; cont.) MS 881, Reel 7
Wellesley-Wilmot Congregation Record Book, 1861-1921 (typescript) MS 881, Reel 7
Cainsville Wesleyan Methodist Congregation, Marriage Registers 1857-1869, 1897-1919 (typescript) MS 881, Reel 7
Cainsville United Church, Marriage Register, 1936-1958 (typescript)

Baptismal/Burial Registers, 1937-1957 (typescript)

MS 881, Reel 7
Episcopal New Church
Peterborough, Peterborough Co.
 Small press printing MS 881, Reel 7
Montague Mission Account Book, 1930-1939 MS 881, Reel 7
Christ Church, (Montague Mission) Cashbooks 1914-1969, 1955-1969 MS 881, Reel 7
St. Bede's Church, Montague Service Register, 1920-1955 MS 881, Reel 7
Farringdon Independence Inghamite Church Register, 1833-1881; 1912-1953

Miscellaneous records

MS 881, Reel 7
A History of Carman Church  Newspaper article MS 881, Reel 7
St. Andrew's Church of Scotland
Thorah,
Records, including subscription lists 1852-1899 MS 881, Reel 7
Presbyterian Church,
Dunvegan, Kenyon Twp.
Marriage Records, 1857-1912 (typescript) MS 881, Reel 7
Church of Christian Brotherhood Series A. Baptism certificates 1894-1953 MS 881, Reel 8
Church of Christian Brotherhood Series A. Baptism certificates 1894-1953 (cont.)

Series B. Minutes 1918-1960

MS 881, Reel 9
Church of Christian Brotherhood Series B. Minutes 1918-1960 (cont.)

Series C. Church Registry

Series D. Registry of Marriages (begins 1918)

Series E. Miscellaneous

MS 881, Reel 10
Church of Christian Brotherhood Papers Series E. Miscellaneous (cont.)

Series F. Account Book

MS 881, Reel 11
St. James' Church
Maitland,
Subscription List & other records, 1825-1827 MS 881, Reel 11
Cote St. George Congregation (Presbyterian)
Soulanges and Lancaster Twps.
Register of Births, Baptisms, Marriages 1843-1883 (photocopy) MS 881, Reel 11
St. John's Church
Brockville
Record of Weekly Offerings, 1925 MS 881, Reel 11

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St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church


Charlottenburgh Twp., Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Co.

NOTE: This microfilm consist of Glengarry County genealogical records of Roman Catholic parishioners with a few entries for Protestants. This reel also includes Fitzroy Twp. (Carleton Co.) Minutes and By-laws 1850-1855 which are further described in our Municipal Records Fonds.

Records from St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church

Description Microfilm Reference

Peter and Thomas Milne Notebooks: 1801-1862

MS 103, Reel 1

St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church Registers: 1838-1866

MS 103, Reel 1

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church


Williamstown, Charlottenburgh Twp., Glengarry Co.

Records from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Description Microfilm Reference

Registers of births, marriages and burials: 1779-1914 (original and typescript versions)

MS 107, Reel 1

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St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church


Cornwall Twp., Stormont Co.

Records from St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church

Description Microfilm Reference

Registers of births, marriages, confirmations, and burials: 1806-1856

MS 162, Reel 1

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St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church


Charlottenburgh Twp., Glengarry Co.

Records: 1805-1868. (F 978)

Records from St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church

Description Microfilm Reference

1st Register: 1805 - 1840
2nd Register: 1840 - 1858
4th Register: 1826 - 1828

MS 269, Reel 1

4th Register: 1828 - 1832 (cont.)
3rd Register: 1859 - 1868

MS 269, Reel 2

Typescript copy of registers 1838-1866

MS 103, Reel 1

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St. Peter's Anglican Church


Offertory and Poor's Account Book 1833-1851 F 2188

Microfilm No. MS 7224

This important volume is the account book kept by Rev. Edward Denroche for St. Peter's Anglican Church in Brockville. The left-hand pages of the volume list the date and amount of offerings received in the Church; the right-hand pages itemize amounts given to the poor. The poor accounts include names and general information, such as:

"to blind Foster to pay for a cord of wood"
and
" to French Mary"

St. Peter's Anglican Church is located in Brockville, within the Diocese of Ontario. It was founded as the Brockville mission in 1833.

To borrow this early poor account book please order Microfilm Reel # MS 7224


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