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Title in the Language of the Record

Manitoba, Registres de l'Église

Record Description

This collection contains records for the years 1800-1959.

These records contain baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from some Catholic, Lutheran, and Unitarian parishes in Manitoba.

Canadian church records began in the 1620s in Quebec with French Catholic Records. These early records were kept according to a 16th-century French law. English-language church records begin in 1749 in Nova Scotia with Church of England records. Canada had French citizens until 1763, so most Protestant records begin much later.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959.

Record Content

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Name and maiden name of mother
  • Name and surname of father
  • Occupation of Father
  • When baptized

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Name of Groom and Bride
  • Groom's place of birth
  • Groom's Occupation
  • Full name of parents
  • Age
  • Residence when married
  • Place of Birth
  • Maiden name of bride with parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Date and place of marriage
  • By whom married
  • License or Ban
  • Place of birth of father

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age at death
  • Occupation
  • Place of birth
  • Cause of death
  • Name of Physician
  • Date of funeral service
  • Signature of Clergyman or Minister

How to Use the Record

To search for birth records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of parents
  • Approximate year and place of birth
  • Parish

To search for marriage records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of bride or groom
  • Approximate year and place of marriage
  • Parish

To search for death records in this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year and place of death
  • Parish

Search the Collection

To browse by image:
To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Place" category
⇒Select the "Denomination and Parish" category
⇒Select the “Record Type and Year Range" category which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in French. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Search for nicknames and various spellings of the name.
  • Sometimes church records were kept in the church and sometimes in the home of the minister. The records may still be at the church, with the present minister, at a local historical or genealogical society, or they may have been deposited in an archive of the denomination.
  • It may be necessary to look at the records of all the churches near your ancestor's home to locate your ancestor's church records.

General Information About These Records

Church records (registres paroissiaux) are excellent sources for accurate names, dates, and places of births, marriages, and deaths. Many people who lived in Canada were recorded in church records.

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.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Canada, Manitoba items or FHL Keyword Manitoba items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Manitoba Archives and Libraries.


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Citation for This Collection

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Collection citation:

"Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015.


Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Manitoba, Church Records, 1800-1959.

 

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