- TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE?
- The Archdiocese of Kingston does not currently have the staff nor the facilities to perform genealogical searches. Before beginning genealogical research, the geographical area or parish in which one’s ancestors lived must be ascertained. For a list of the parishes in our diocese click here
- Parishes can, and should, be contacted for certificates of sacraments administered
(for example when proof of baptism or proof of confirmation is required for marriage, or when proof of baptism is required when enrolling children in Catholic schools, etc.). Please note:
There are some limitations on the types of records and information that will be released, particularly if the individual being researched is still living.
- Diocesan Archivist
Rev. B.J. Price
Archives of Ontario
- The Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- By Telephone
- 1-800-668-9933 Toll-Free Number (Ontario only)
- Office of the Registrar General holds Ontario records for births that happened during the past 95 years, marriages that happened during the past 80 years, and deaths that happened during the past 70 years.
Ontario Genealogical Society
- Family History Library
The Genealogical Society of Utah
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah. 84150.
- Family History Centers in Ontario, please call the Genealogical Society of Utah at 1-800-537-5971 or visit their web page.
Records prior to 1910
- Microfilmed sacramental records up to and including the year 1910 may be examined by researchers and genealogists at the Family History Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (see details below).
- City of Kingston Family Searches
For recent Births (95 years), Deaths (70 years) and Marriages (80 years) in Ontario, contact Ontario's Office of the Registrar General at 1-800-461-2156, or 416-325-8305. For information beyond those time periods, contact the Archives of Ontario, Vital Statistics Reference Archivist, 77 Grenville Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2R9, 416-327-1593.
- Family History Centers of the Latter Day Saints
The sacramental records (baptism, marriage, death) of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Kingston are available in microfilm form - prior to and including 1910 - from the Family History Centers of the Mormon Church.
Family History Centers are branch facilities of the Main Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Centers provide access to most of the microfilms in the Family History Library to help patrons identify their ancestors. Everyone is welcome to come to the centers and use Family History Center resources.
- The Family History Centre for the Kingston area:
2245 Battersea Road
Glenburnie, Ontario, Canada,
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Kingston Frontenac Public library Genealogy Links
(Click on 'Genealogical Research' under the 'Great Links' heading.)
- Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch
- Microfilm copies of vital statistics indexes and registrations for Ontario births (1869-1903), marriages (1869-1918) and deaths (1869-1928) are available for purchase directly from the Ontario Genealogical Society as of April 30, 2001. For information on how to place an order, visit the Ontario Genealogical Society Web site.
Records after 1910
- Sacramental records post-1910 are not open for public examination except at the discretion of the Archivist or the Assistant Archivist.
- Requests for baptismal records after 1910 must be accompanied by additional information. The applicant must disclose his/her relationship to the individual subjects of research and signed authorization of living parties must be submitted. These practices are in conformity with the current practices of the government of Ontario.
- Requests for marriage records prior to 1920 may be accessed by the Archivist or Assistant Archivist and released to the public. (Records prior to 1910 may be accessed through the Latter Day Saints’ Family History Centers) This information is also available from the Archives of Ontario.*** Please see the link below for the Archives of Ontario.
- Marriage records after 1921 are not open for public examination except by the bride and groom and their children (natural or adoptive). All information relating to the original identity of an adopted child and the natural parents of the child shall remain confidential under all circumstances in conformity with the law of Ontario. This applies to all information obtained by the Church after an adoption order has been made.
- The disclosure of original information amended by a new entry in any ecclesiastical register is reserved to the Ordinary of the diocese.