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''[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]''
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|CID=CID1520604
 
|title=Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959}} <br>
 
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
This index is an electronic index for the years 1661 to 1959. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
 
 
 
=== Citation For This Collection  ===
 
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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{{Canada HR Infobox
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| CID = CID1520604
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| title = Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959
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| location = Canada
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| LOC_01 =
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| LOC_02 = 
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| loc_map =
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| record_type = Births and Baptisms
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| start_year = 1661
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| end_year = 1959
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| language = English
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| title_language = 
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Canada]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=302&query=%2Bplace%3ACanada%20%2Bkeywords%3Achurch FamilySearch Catalog] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Canada Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Canada Church Records]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Canada History Links]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Canada Historic Maps]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Library and Archives Canada]]
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| FS_URL_08 = [[Canada History Links]]
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| FS_URL_09 = 
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| FS_URL_10 =
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/can/bdm/index.shtml Canada Births, Marriages, Deaths]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/pages/census.aspx Library and Archives Canada]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://globalgenealogy.com/countries/canada/searchable-data.htm Searchable Online Data Canadian Genealogy and History] 
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| RW_URL_04 = 
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| RW_URL_05 =
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| custodian = 
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. Canada Births and Baptisms. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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== What is in this Collection? ==
  
== Record Content and Use  ==
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1661 to 1959. 
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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 (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |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)]].  
 
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)]].  
  
== Coverage Table  ==
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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{| style="width:75%; vertical-align:top;"
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|style=" vertical-align:top; width:25%;"|
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'''Birth''' records usually include:
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*Name of the child
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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|style=" vertical-align:top; width:25%;"|
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'''Marriage''' records usually include:
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*Names of the bride and groom
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*Names of parents or witnesses
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*Date of the marriage or license
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*Birth dates and birth places of the bride and groom
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*Residences of the bride and groom
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*Occupation of the groom
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*Name of the officiator
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|style=" vertical-align:top; width:25%;"|
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'''Death''' Records usually include:
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*Name of deceased
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* Name of spouse
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*Birth date and or age at death 
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*Place and date of death
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*Sex
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*Name and birthplace of Father
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*Name and birthplace of Mother
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|} 
  
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.<br>  
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==Collection Content==
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== Coverage Table ==
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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.<br>  
  
{| border="3"
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{| border="1"
 
|-
 
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| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Locality'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Locality'''  
| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Births, 1661-1959'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Births, 1661-1959'''  
| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1661-1949'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriages, 1661-1949'''  
| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955'''
 
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<br><nowiki>*</nowiki> Collection published separately.<br>
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> Collection published separately.
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
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===Search the Index===
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Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520604 Collection Page] then:
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#Fill in the search boxes with the information you know.
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#Click '''Search'''. This will provide possible a list of matches.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, census, church, land and death records.
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*Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
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*Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Canada Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Canada Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Canada Archives and Libraries]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=299&query=%2Bplace%3ACanada%20%2Bkeywords%3Avital FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
== Known Issues with This Collecton ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.  
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/can/bdm/index.shtml Canada Births, Marriages, Deaths]
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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.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':
  
*[[Canada]]
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{{Collection citation | text= "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}} <br><br>
*[[Canada Vital Records#Births_.28naissances.29|Canada Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):
 
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{{Record Citation Link
{{Contributor invite}}  
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|CID=CID1520604
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|title=Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959
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}}  
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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[[Canada_Births_and_Baptisms_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
[[Category:Canada|Vital]]
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[[Category:Canada_Church_Records]]

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

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Birth records usually include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace

Marriage records usually include:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Names of parents or witnesses
  • Date of the marriage or license
  • Birth dates and birth places of the bride and groom
  • Residences of the bride and groom
  • Occupation of the groom
  • Name of the officiator

Death Records usually include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Name of spouse
  • Birth date and or age at death
  • Place and date of death
  • Sex
  • Name and birthplace of Father
  • Name and birthplace of Mother
 

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.

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page then:

  1. Fill in the search boxes with the information you know.
  2. Click Search. This will provide possible a list of matches.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, census, church, land and death records.
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
  • Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the Canada Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

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 2017. 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.


Top of Page

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.