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''[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogy|Newfoundland and Labrador]]''
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|title=Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945
 
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== Record Description ==
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{{Canada HR Infobox
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| CID = CID1939435
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| title = Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945
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| location = Canada
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| LOC_01 = Newfoundland
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| record_type = Church Records
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| start_year = 1793
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| end_year = 1945
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| language = English
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Canada]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3ANewfoundland Online FamilySearch Catalog Keyword]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogy|Newfoundland]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Newfoundland|Newfoundland History]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Newfoundland and Labrador Vital Records|Newfoundland and Labrador Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Library and Archives Canada]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Canada Historic Maps]]
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| FS_URL_08 = [[Canada History Links]]
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| FS_URL_09 = [[Newfoundland and Labrador Church Records]]
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| FS_URL_10 = [[Newfoundland, Church Records coverage table (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Newfoundland, Church Records Coverage Table]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://nl.canadagenweb.org/ Newfoundland and Labrador Genweb]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://ngb.chebucto.org/ Newfoundland's Grand Banks - Genealogy]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://ngb.chebucto.org/Parish/ Parish Records for Newfoundland]
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| custodian = Various Catholic and Anglican parishes in Newfoundland
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== What is in this Collection? ==
  
This collection covers the years 1793-1945.  
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This collection includes baptisms, marriages and deaths from some Catholic and Church of England parishes in Canada and covers the years 1793-1945. The dates may vary for each parish. Church records are great sources for accurate names, dates, and places of births, marriages, and deaths. Many people who lived in Canada were recorded in church records. The church records are vital records made by church officials. They are often called parish registers or church books. Roman Catholic Church records are sometimes called sacramental records.  
  
This collection contains baptisms, marriages and deaths from some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes. The dates may vary for each parish.  
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The Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland was not instituted by church law until May 1784. It was at this time that the church in Newfoundland began to establish parishes that maintained baptismal and marriage registers. The oldest records were maintained at the Basilica Parish, St. John's and all records for the church were recorded there. Gradually, new parishes were opened in other areas of the province. In each new parish, baptismal and marriage records were maintained.  
  
The Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland was not instituted by church law until May 1784. It was at this time that the church in Newfoundland began to establish parishes that maintained baptismal and marriage registers. The oldest records were maintained at the Basilica Parish, St. John's and all records for the church were recorded there.  
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For a table that shows the coverage of the church records in Newfoundland available on Familysearch, please see the [[Newfoundland, Church Records coverage table (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Newfoundland, Church Records Coverage Table]].
  
Gradually, new parishes were opened in other areas of the province. In each new parish, baptismal and marriage records were maintained.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1939435/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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{{Collection Browse Link
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|CID=CID1939435
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| title = Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945
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== Record Content  ==
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
 
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Image:Newfoundland Church Records DGS 5240852 164 Baptism.jpg|Baptism
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'''Baptismal records''' usually include:
Image:Newfoundland Church Records DGS 5240852 409 Marriage.jpg|Marriage
 
Image:Newfoundland Church Records DGS 5240852 129 Burial.jpg|Burial
 
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'''Baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''  
 
  
 
*Name of child  
 
*Name of child  
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*Date of baptism  
 
*Date of baptism  
 
*Place where baptized
 
*Place where baptized
 
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'''Marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' usually include:
  
 
*Date of marriage.  
 
*Date of marriage.  
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*Names of previous marriage partners.  
 
*Names of previous marriage partners.  
 
*A note whether a parent or other party gave permission for the marriage.
 
*A note whether a parent or other party gave permission for the marriage.
 
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'''Death records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Death records''' usually include:
  
 
*Name of the deceased.  
 
*Name of the deceased.  
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*Names of survivors.  
 
*Names of survivors.  
 
*(Occasionally) date and place of birth of deceased.
 
*(Occasionally) date and place of birth of deceased.
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== Collection Content ==
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===Sample Images===
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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<gallery>
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Image:Newfoundland Church Records DGS 5240852 164 Baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Newfoundland Church Records DGS 5240852 409 Marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Newfoundland Church Records DGS 5240852 129 Burial.jpg|Burial
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</gallery>
  
'''Searching the birth records:'''
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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
  
To begin your search in the baptism records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1939435/waypoints Browse Page] then:
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# Select the "City/Town"
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# Select the "Denomination/Parish"
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# Select the "Record Type and Year Range"
  
*Name of parents
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Approximate year and place of birth
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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.
  
'''Searching the marriage records:'''
 
  
To begin your search in the marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*Name of bride or groom
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1939435 Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*Approximate year and place of marriage
 
  
'''Searching the death records:'''
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
  
To begin your search in the death records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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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 birth, christening, census, land and death records.
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*Use the information to 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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*[[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Newfoundland_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*Name of deceased
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
*Approximate year and place of death
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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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*Many of the Canadian censuses asked which religion the person belonged to. Try locating your ancestor in the applicable [[Canada Census|Canada censuses]] for more information. 
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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, especially French or Latin versions.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml 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=310&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Newfoundland%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Achurch FamilySearch Catalog]
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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==Citing This Collection==
 
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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. <br>
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "City/Town"<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Name of Denomination/Parish"<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type and Year Range" which takes you to the images
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
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. Keep in mind:
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{{Collection citation | text= "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2017. Citing Holy Redeemer Anglican Parish Spaniard's Bay and Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's.}}
 
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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'''Image Citation''':<br>
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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{{Image Citation Link
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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|title=Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945
==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have found the record of your ancestor, the following will be helpful aids in your research:
 
 
 
*Use the age found in the marriage and death records to calculate the approximate year of birth.  
 
*Search the names of parents found in the marriage document for a marriage date.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Identifying Denominations of Your Ancestor  ====
 
 
 
To identify the religion your ancestor was part of, the following hints will help you in the aid of finding your ancestor:  
 
 
 
*Some communities only had one church, so most residents would have attended that church.
 
*Sometimes an ancestor preferred to attend a church close to his or her home and was not so concerned about what denomination he or she attended.
 
*Sometimes an ancestor was strict about which denomination he belonged to and may have traveled some distance to attend his church. Check where persons of that denomination met.
 
 
 
To see more hints &amp; tips about finding the denomination of your ancestor, go to the section [[Canada Church Records#How_can_I_determine_the_denomination_of_my_ancestor.3F|How can I determine the denomination of my ancestor?]] in the [[Canada Church Records]] article
 
 
 
==== General Information About These Records  ====
 
 
 
Church records are great sources for accurate names, dates, and places of births, marriages and deaths. Many people who lived in Canada were recorded in church records. The church records are vital records made by church officials. They are often called parish registers or church books. Roman Catholic Church records are sometimes called sacramental records.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://ngb.chebucto.org/Parish/index.shtml Parish Records for Newfoundland and Labrador Listed by District]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Canada Church Records]]
 
*[[Newfoundland and Labrador Church Records]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box. [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1939435/waypoints Newfoundland, Church Records, 1793-1945]
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
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'''[[Newfoundland_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
[[Newfoundland, Church Records coverage table (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Newfoundland, Church Records Coverage Table]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years 1793-1945
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Various Catholic and Anglican parishes in Newfoundland


What is in this Collection?

This collection includes baptisms, marriages and deaths from some Catholic and Church of England parishes in Canada and covers the years 1793-1945. The dates may vary for each parish. Church records are great sources for accurate names, dates, and places of births, marriages, and deaths. Many people who lived in Canada were recorded in church records. The church records are vital records made by church officials. They are often called parish registers or church books. Roman Catholic Church records are sometimes called sacramental records.

The Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland was not instituted by church law until May 1784. It was at this time that the church in Newfoundland began to establish parishes that maintained baptismal and marriage registers. The oldest records were maintained at the Basilica Parish, St. John's and all records for the church were recorded there. Gradually, new parishes were opened in other areas of the province. In each new parish, baptismal and marriage records were maintained.

For a table that shows the coverage of the church records in Newfoundland available on Familysearch, please see the Newfoundland, Church Records Coverage Table.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Baptismal records usually include:

  • Name of child
  • Names of parents
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Date of baptism
  • Place where baptized

Marriage records usually include:

  • Date of marriage.
  • Names of the bride and groom.
  • Notes if the bride or groom were single or widowed.
  • Names of witnesses.
  • The bride’s and groom’s ages, residences, occupations, names of parents, and birthplaces.
  • Names of previous marriage partners.
  • A note whether a parent or other party gave permission for the marriage.

Death records usually include:

  • Name of the deceased.
  • Date and place of death and burial.
  • (Often) the age, place of residence, and cause of death.
  • Names of survivors.
  • (Occasionally) date and place of birth of deceased.
 

Collection Content

Sample Images

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:

  1. Select the "City/Town"
  2. Select the "Denomination/Parish"
  3. Select the "Record Type and Year Range"

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?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to 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.
  • Many of the Canadian censuses asked which religion the person belonged to. Try locating your ancestor in the applicable Canada censuses for more information.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French or Latin versions.
  • 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 Catalog

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:

"Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2017. Citing Holy Redeemer Anglican Parish Spaniard's Bay and Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's.


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 Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945.


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