Archives of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara

McMaster University holds the records of the churches in the diocese as well as the non-active docesan records. This includes marriage, birth, and burial records for more than 100 parishes.


Archives of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara

Accessing the Archive

Accessing the Archive

Whether you are visiting us in person or farther afield, if you need help identifying information or have questions about visiting, please don't hesitate to send us an email: archives@mcmaster.ca

In Person

Before you arrive, identify which Church and which registers you will want to look at from the listing. If you know when you are visiting, please send us an email letting us know which registers and we will have them ready for you.

When you arrive, we will register you as a researcher and then set you up with your material. Many of the registers are fragile. You will be given microfilm copies to search for your records. Please bring a USB flash drive to save images from the microfilm.

Remote

None of the registers are digitally available online. For genealogical requests, staff at the William Ready Division can look up an entry and send a colour pdf, if you can provide the name, date, and parish for the event. For more detailed searches or for further assistance, we recommend you contact the parish directly, or try the local Ontario Genealogical Society.

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