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Religious records


Verschoyle Phillip Cronyn Memorial Archives (Anglican)
This is the website for the Anglican Diocese of Huron located at Huron University College, 1349 Western Road in London. The Diocese of Huron, Church of England in Canada (now the Anglican Church of Canada) was established on October 2, 1857 and includes the counties of Brant, Bruce, Elgin, Essex, Grey, Huron, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, Perth and Waterloo. To find the archives section of the website, click on Huron Archives under Document Sections. The Archives contains parish histories and parish registers. Searches of records are possible for a fee. Contact by mail; telephone: 519-645-7956; or

Canadian Baptist Archives
Located at McMaster University, Divinity College, Room 152, Hamilton, Ontario; telephone: 905-525-9140, ext. 23511 or 23512; email: There is a fee for genealogical research.

Ontario Jewish Archives
The Ontario Jewish Archives ouses the following types of genealogical sources. They include Jewish cemetery records, Jewish city directories for London and Toronto, family histories, Jewish fraternal society and synagogue records, immigration records, Jewish newspapers, records documenting circumcisions, marriages and naturalization and Jewish shipping agent ledgers.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Eastern Synod Archives
The archives includes church records, correspondence, historical documents, minutes, photographs and publications for church organizations, congregations and pastors within the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and its predecessor, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada, 1861-1962. The archives is located on the campus of the Wilfrid Laurier University (formerly Waterloo Lutheran University) in Waterloo, Ontario.

James and Ora Robb Free Methodist Historical Centre
This centre is located on the grounds of the Maple Grove Christian Retreat Centre in Thamesford, Ontario. Founded in 1987, the centre contains over 1,500 items related to the history of the Free Methodist Church in Canada including information about presiding bishops, administrative superintendents, pastoral appointments, local churches, lay leaders and missionaries.

Mennonite Archives of Ontario
The Mennonite Archives of Ontario serves as the official depository for Conrad Grebel University College, Mennonite Central Committee (Ontario) and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. Other collections include the archives of the Ontario Mennonite Bible School and Institute; and the records of the predecessor conferences to the Mennonite Church Eastern Canada: Conference of United Mennonite Churches of Ontario, Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec and the Western Ontario Mennonite Conference. Also included in this archives are unpublished genealogically-related items not included in the personal manuscript collections.

Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Archives
The archives houses artifacts, audio and visual tapes, biographies, books and pamphlets written by clergy and members, church histories, conference minutes, films, important legal correspondence and documents, manuscripts, personal papers, photographs, publications, records and year books from Bible colleges and seminaries, publications, records of benevolent institutions, camp meetings, district conferences, missionary outreach and personnel; and theses.

Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives
The Archives and Records Office has a large number of resources that are helpful to family historians and genealogists, from local church records and microfilmed registers from across the country, to reference books and biographical files.

Canadian Quaker Genealogical Index
The Quaker Archives and Library of Canada maintains this index which contains over 12,000 names of people mentioned in the Canadian Quaker minute books up to about 1900. Information ranges from births, deaths, and marriages to membership transfers, appointments and travels in the ministry (including Friends from the United Kingdom and the United States who visited Meetings in Canada).

Diocese of London (Roman Catholic)
This is the website for the Diocese of London which is located at 1070 Waterloo Street in London (on the grounds of St. Peter's Seminary). The Diocesan Archives holds a variety of records of Roman Catholic churches for the counties of Elgin, Essex, Huron, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxford and Perth within Southwestern Ontario. The Archives does not have a web presence. The archivist can be reached at 519-433-0658, ext. 242.

The Salvation Army in Canada Archives
The archives are the official repository for the Salvation Army in the Canada and Bermuda Territory and thus collect audio-visual, pictorial, printed, written and other formatted records of enduring administrative, historical and/or legal significance to The Salvation Army.

The United Church of Canada Archives
The United Church of Canada Archives houses the historical records of The United Church of Canada and its antecedent denominations: The Methodist Church (Canada), The Presbyterian Church in Canada, The Congregational Union of Canada, Local Union Churches, and the Canada Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church