The entrance fee is $5.00. Written genealogical research is $30.00 per hour with a limit of two hours work. Certificates of Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage or Burial cost $25.00. For further research the user is invited to come and do the work in person or be referred to a professional genealogist. Photocopies are $0.50 each.
Our Friendly Staff
Diocesan Archival Technician: Lisa Russell, B.A., A.T.
Diocesan Archivist: Paul Banfield, M.A.
HOW TO CONTACT US:
By Phone or Fax:
Phone: (613) 544-4774 x.28
Fax: (613) 547-3745
THE PARISH REGISTERS
Currently, there are 50 parishes in the Diocese, with the earliest congregations being established in the late 1700s. The geographical area covered includes the counties of Prince Edward, Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, and Leeds & Grenville.. Genealogical information is in the Anglican registers of baptism, confirmation, marriage and burials.
Most baptismal records contain name of child, name/occupation/abode of parents, and dates of birth/baptism, name of clergy.
Most confirmation records include name/age of confirmed, date of confirmand, name of officiating clergy & bishop.
Most marriage records contain name of bride & groom, abode of both, date of wedding, names of witnesses & officiating clergy.
Most burial records contain name/age of deceased, where born or abode at time of death, occupation, where buried, name of officiating clergy.
Additional information in the Reading Room includes published Registers from other church denominations; Anglican parish histories, Biographies of early clergy; Genealogical Handbooks, and a Canadian National Directory of Archives.
GUIDES & INDEXES
The Archives has the following finding aids to assist you with your research:
Guide to the Holdings of the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Ontario - This guide covers all of the civil province of Ontario, and has an index of place names which can lead you to specific parishes in various dioceses.
Preliminary Inventory - This book is an Inventory of the holdings of the Diocese of Ontario. It includes an index to all parishes. Under each parish the registers of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials are listed.
Index Cards - Located in the Reading Room, these are the index cards of the earliest registers. They are meant to be a reference tool to lead the researcher to the correct Register.
St. George's Indexes - Registers of St. George's Cathedral, Kingston have been indexed from 1787 to 1869. These index binders include all the information from the Registers, organized by surname.
Map of the Diocese - Located on the wall in the Reading Room, this map shows the exact locations of all the parishes. It is a very helpful tool in determining where ancestors may have attended a church.
The National Anglican Church policy forbids the duplication of Registers for circulation and/or profit.
Daily orders for photocopying are limited to ten (10) copies per person.
For those parish Registers deemed to be in poor condition, permission to photocopy must be obtained from the Diocesan Archivist.
For material that is deemed to be in such condition that photocopying cannot be permitted, researchers are asked to transcribe the information sought. It can then be certified by the Diocesan Archivist, if necessary.
READING ROOM PROCEDURE
- No food or drink in the Reading Room.
- Researchers must wear archival gloves when handling Registers.
- First time researchers must fill out the registration form and sign the Daily Register.
- For multiple visits it is necessary to sign only the Daily Register.
Last Updated (Monday, 03 January 2011 23:24)