Saskatchewan Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 .
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Saskatchewan,  Canada
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Location of Saskatchewan, Canada
Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years 1846-1957
Languages French
Title in the Language Saskatchewan, registres de l'église catholique
FamilySearch Resources
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Various Parishes in Saskatchewan

What is in the Collection?

This collection includes church records for the years 1846-1957, the content and time period of the records will vary by parish. These records are written in French. For help with French records, see the genealogical French Wordlist.

These records include baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and other records from several Roman Catholic parishes in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Sample Images

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

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

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 Do I Search the Collection?

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page.

See Images, in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
Once you've reached the browse page, follow these instructions to get to the images:
⇒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.

As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. 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.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • 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
  • If you have found your ancestor, search for their marriage records (or their parents' marriage record) in this collection.
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth year
  • Use the names of the parents to search for their marriage record
  • If your ancestor was married, search for a marriage record with an approximate year of marriage.

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

  • Try variations of name spellings-- especially French variations.

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:

"Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957." Database with Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Parishes, Saskatchewan.

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 Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957.

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