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Profile: Completed OGS Projects: Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Registers

Beginning in 1843, Wesleyan Methodist ministers kept a book of entries for births and baptisms and submitted each year’s book to the Conference Office. Entries were then copied into the General Register, arranged by township, town, village and circuit. Records of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and its subsequent evolutions go from 1826 to 1910.

The Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Registers transcription project was initiated by Dorothy Martin and Sandra Moore and became a project of the Society in November 2000. Transcriptions of the microfilmed baptismal records have been compiled and submitted to the United Church of Canada Archives who hold copyright on these records. The United Church has allowed the Ontario Genealogical Society to transcribe and sell these records through its thirty Branches located throughout Ontario.

To obtain copies of these baptismal record indexes, contact the Branch in the area in which you are doing your family research.

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