Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Births and Baptisms
Collection years 1661-1959
Languages English
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Collection Content

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births, 1661-1959 Marriages, 1661-1949 Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955
Alberta 0 420 0
British Columbia 4,141 32 0
Canada 2,157,542 184,204 55,148
Manitoba 1,775 864 0
New Brunswick * 2,702 0
Newfoundland and Labrador 220 409 0
Northwest Territories 1 0 0
Nova Scotia * * 15,683
Ontario * * 6,658
Prince Edward Island 358 94 0
Quebec * 14,243 23,700
Saskatchewan 347 148 0
Total 2,160,243 262,985 101,189


* Collection published separately.

What is in this Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1661 to 1959. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate birth or baptism date.
  • The names of the child's parents.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s birth or baptism record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Remember that this is just an index. Whenever possible, you will want to check the original record for more information. Because there are no images attached to this index, it may be useful to either check other collections for images.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Don't forget to try searching this index using variations of the name spelling. You can also try using possible nicknames your ancestor may have had.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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