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Title in the Language of the Record
Saskatchewan, registres de l'église catholique
This collection contains baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. This collection covers church records created 1846-1957, but the content and time period of the records will vary by parish.
For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.
Citation for This Collection
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- "Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.
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These baptism records usually contain the following information:
- Name of child
- Name of parents
- Locality of baptism
- Date of baptism, sometimes date of birth
- Name of parish where baptized
These marriage records usually contain the following information:
- Name of bride and groom
- Name of bride’s parents
- Name of groom’s parents
- Residence of bride and groom
- Date of marriage
- Name of parish where married
- Age of bride and groom
These burial records usually contain the following information:
- Name of deceased
- Name of spouse
- Date of burial, sometimes date of death
- Name of parish or cemetery where buried
How to Use the Record
To begin your search in the birth records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Names of parents
- Approximate year of birth and place of birth
- Name of child
To begin your search in the marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of bride or groom
- Approximate year of marriage
To begin your search in the burial records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of deceased
- Approximate year of death
Search the Collection
To search this collection by image:
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate "Place"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Name of Parish"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record type and year range" category which takes you to the images.
Look at the images one by one 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.
Using the Information
When you have found the information that you have been looking for, you can use the following tactics to further your research: the following:
- Use the name of the child to search for a marriage record
- Use the birth year of your ancestor to search for a census record
- Use the age to calculate an approximate birth year
- Use the names of the parent's to search for their marriage record
- If your ancestor was married, search for a marriage record with an approximate year of marriage.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in French. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
Saskatchewan Roman Catholic Church Parish Register Online Record History ~ a history of the churches and their locations, the Oblate Missionary Immaculate fathers (OMI) who served the parishes historically and the parish register information as listed by Family Search. Complete with bibliography.
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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,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.