Saskatchewan Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957 .

Title in the Language of the Record

Saskatchewan, registres de l'église catholique

Record Description

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

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Catholic parishes and dioceses located in Saskatchewan. Church records. Catholic parishes in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

Baptism records

  • Name of child
  • Name of parents
  • Locality of baptism
  • Date of baptism, sometimes date of birth
  • Name of parish where baptized

Marriage Records

  • 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

  • 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

To begin your search in the marriage records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Ancestors name
  • Age of your ancestor

To begin your search in the burial records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Approximate year of death
  • Name of Ancestor

Search the Collection

Browsing the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Place" category
⇒ Select the "Name of Parish" category
⇒ Select the "Record type and year range" category which takes you to the images.

Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person 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:

Birth Records

  • 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

Marriage Records

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth year
  • Use the names of the parent's to search for their marriage record

Burial Records

  • If your ancestor was married, search for a marriage record with an approximate year of marriage.

Related Websites

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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Contributions to This Article

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.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch ( 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.