Friday 3 November 2017

Ancestry adds three Canadian collections

Ancestry has added three Canadian record sets to its database, and they are full of Irish names. The collections are:

Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923

Click for enlarged view of partial 1857 burial
register for St Paul, Toronto.
This collection includes Roman Catholic church records from 1760-1923 from a number of parishes across Ontario. It includes records (some in English, others in French, but some names in Latin) of baptisms, marriages, and burials.

Other records, such as family lists, communions, and confirmations may appear, but do not have associated indices. Detailed transcriptions provide various elements recorded in the registers and link to images on FamilySearch.

Canada, Census Mortality Schedule, 1871

This is an index-only record set with entries gathered from mortality schedules for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec from 1871. The records vary but typically each entry includes most of the following: name, age, marital status and religion of the deceased, the month and place of death and the year and place of birth.

Mortality schedules are registers of deaths recorded at national level, usually corresponding with a census. This collection covers deaths which occurred during the 12 months prior to the 1871 census enumeration. The original records are held by Library and Archives of Canada, Ontario.

Ontario, Canada, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989

This collection includes records of several Toronto cemeteries, including: York General Burying Ground (also called Potter’s Field) 1826-1855; Necropolis Cemetery, 1849-1989; Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 1876-1988; and Prospect Cemetery, 1890-1985.

Indexed records are available up to and including 1935, but there are volumes of image-only indexes available via the browse option that may contain years through 1989. All the images are provided via Family Search.

Something extra for those with Canadian connections
The 1921 Census of Canada, previously online only via Ancestry, is newly available (free) at the Library and Archives Canada website.