Transcribed by Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register Project
In June of 1843, representatives at the Annual Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada resolved that a General Register of births and baptisms be kept at the Conference office in Toronto . Each year, every ordained minister was provided with a ruled book in which he was required to make uniform entries. At the end of the year, the minister returned this book to the Conference office and entries were copied into the General Register. The result is four volumes, 1829 to 1910, covering mainly Ontario but also a few from Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Experienced volunteers have transcribed and indexed the volumes. The transcription is grouped according to geographical counties and districts and sold by OGS branches and sister societies. The entries document not only the person being baptised but also the parents, resulting in a Master Index of over 350,000 names! The Master Index also includes pages from the original volumes that missed the microfilming process.
Microfiche copies of the Master Index are now available for $40 from the Ontario Genealogical Society head office and/or the Archives of the United Church. Click here
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