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Library and Archives Canada holds a small collection of church records, some of which are indexed by name. To provide better access to those indexes, the information they contain has been entered in a database that will expand slowly over the next few years.
This database currently includes references found within the following fonds or collections:
This research tool provides access to 6,976 references to church records held at Library and Archives Canada. Staff members had originally created a nominal card index to these records. Information from the cards was input into this database. The records were consulted to verify the original indexing. The content of the database entries reflects the original language used in the documents. This information was not translated. Important note: Given that some of the original documents are very difficult to read, some information in the database may be incorrect and/or incomplete.
The search screen allows you to search by name. You can enter a surname and/or a given name. You can limit your search by selecting a collection.
The entries reflect the spelling of names as they appear on the documents. You can try spelling variations of names or use the * wildcard character.
When you have entered your search terms, click on "Submit." The number of hits found will be shown at the top of the results screen.
Your search will produce a results list, from which you can obtain more detailed descriptions.
For most of the entries, the results list contains the following fields:
For other entries, the results list may show only a name.
You can export the results to a portable storage device or to your own computer.
Click on the underlined name of the individual of interest to you for a more detailed description. The detailed description contains relevant fields for that entry and collection. The archival reference for the actual record appears at the end of each description.
Use the following link for options such as borrowing microfilm or ordering copies:
For the references from the Kipling collection, please see the explanation provided above under Background.