The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives
The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives is located in Toronto, Ontario at 50 Wynford Drive. The Archives documents the history of The Presbyterian Church in Canada by acquiring, preserving, and making available for research, significant records generated by the church, its officials, ministers, congregations, and organizations. Our holdings, which date from 1794, are multi-media and include textual records (manuscript, printed, typescript), photographs, glass and 35mm slides, architectural plans, audio visual records, maps, illustrations, and posters. In addition to holding many original baptism, marriage and burial records of congregations from across the country, we also have an extensive microfilm collection of congregational records.
Montreal & Ottawa Conference Archives
The M&O Conference archives are housed at four locations. Ottawa & Seaway Valley records at the Ottawa City Archives, Quebec/Sherbrooke records at Bishop’s University and the Archives nationales du Québec at Sherbrooke and Consistoire Laurentien, Montreal Presbytery, Ottawa Presbytery (Quebec records) at the Centre de Montréal des Archives nationales du Québec which has relocated. The Centre was closed at the end of November 1999 and reopened on March 7, 2000. The ANQ database, Pistard, can be searched online at www.anq.gouv.qc.ca. For information about the records at Bishop's University, at ANQ-Sherbrooke and at the Ottawa City Archives consult the United Church web site http://www.uccan.org/archives/home.htm
Montreal Presbytery, Consistoire
Laurentien, Ottawa Presbytery
Contact Person: Beverly Anderson-Levine, Conference Archivist
Mailing Address: Montreal
& Ottawa Conference Archives
Telephone & Fax: 514-639-8281
Office Hours: Tues. & Wed. 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Street Address: 535
Viger East, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 2P3
Opening Hours: Daytime,
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Sat.
United Church Fees: For a copy of a person's own baptismal, marriage or burial record, if the name of the church and the date are provided - $15.00 per record. For more extensive searches you will have to hire a researcher. If you require a birth, marriage or death certificate for official reasons, such as a passport, you must apply to the
Directeur de l'état civil,
If they cannot help you because you are not sure of the name of the church, consult the Conference archivist, she may be able to help you.
ANQ Fees: You
will have to consult the ANQ to find out their charges. Because of
provincial laws on access to personal information in public archives the
Archives Nationales does not, as a rule, allow access to civil registers
dated after 1899.