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Alberta, Catholic Church Parish Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Alberta, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years 1865-1916
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Multiple Catholic Churches, Alberta


What is in This Collection?

This collection contains records from Catholic parishes in the province of Alberta, Canada.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism

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

Marriage

  • 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

  • Name of deceased
  • Name of spouse
  • Date of burial, sometimes date of death
  • Name of parish or cemetery where buried

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to find the person in other records
  • Analyze the entry to see if if provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Try searching by surname only
  • Check for variants of given names and surnames.

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Alberta.

Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation:
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