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Title in the Language of the Record
Manitoba, Registres de l'Église, 1800-1959
This collection contains baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records from some Catholic, Lutheran, and Unitarian parishes in Manitoba.
Citation for This Collection
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- Provincial Archives of Manitoba. Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1950. Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Key genealogical facts found in the birth collection may include:
- When born
- Full name
- Name and maiden name of mother
- Name and surname of father
- Occupation of Father
- When baptized
Key genealogical facts found in the marriage collection may include:
- Name of Groom and Bride
- Groom's place of birth
- Groom's Occupation
- Full name of parents
- 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
Key genealogical facts found in the death collection may include:
- Name of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Age at death
- Place of birth
- Cause of death
- Name of Physician
- Date of funeral service
- Signature of Clergyman or Minister
How to Use the Record
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.
Be aware that some of these records may be in French.
Beginning your Search
To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- The name of your ancestor
- Your ancestor's death place or date
- Marriage information such as the name of the spouse, name of parents or the place where your ancestor was married
- Place of birth or the date of birth
Searching the Images
To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Place” ⇒Select the “Name of Denomination and Parish” ⇒Select the “Record Type and Year Range” which takes you to the images.
Look at each image 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.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Search for nicknames and various spellings of the name
- Search in the index for the name of your ancestor
- Look for the father's name and the mother's name in the index
- 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.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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