Fondo RC0408 - Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of Niagara fonds

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Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of Niagara fonds

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  • 1792-2015 (Agregación)

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Registers and textual records.

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Historia administrativa

The Diocese of Niagara was founded in 1875. The diocese covers approximately 3,320 square miles in the province of Ontario. The most northern towns are Harriston and Mount Forest, to the west, Nanticoke, to the south, Fort Erie, and to the west Oakville. The diocese presently consists of the following archdeaconries: Wellington, Trafalgar, Wentworth-Haldimand, Hamilton, Lincoln, and Brock. These archdeaconries are further subdivided into deaneries: Wellington, Wentworth, Halton West, Trafalgar, Haldimand, Barton, Hamilton Central, Lincoln East, Lincoln West, Welland, and Niagara Falls.

There have been three histories written. Firstly, A. H. Young, "The Diocese of Niagara Before 1875," Canadian Journal of Religious Thought (Jan.-Feb. 1926) which covers the period before the Diocese of Niagara was created from the existing Diocese of Toronto in 1875. Secondly, History of the Diocese of Niagara to 1950 published by the Diocese in 1950 to mark its 75th Anniversary. There is a copy in Mills Library, general stacks, BX5612.N5A5, and a photocopy at the reference desk in Research Collections Reading Room. Thirdly, there is Some Men and Some Controversies, (1974) edited by Richard Ruggle, which contains a collection of essays, some dealing with the early history of the Niagara Diocese. It has not been catalogued; available in Research Collections Reading Room. Finally Parish Register A contains a history of the diocese up to 1925 in two volumes.

Historial de custodia

The records are transferred from the individual churches to the Diocesan Archivist before transfer to McMaster.

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The archive covers the records of the churches as well as non-active diocesan records.

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Origen del ingreso

In 1975 McMaster University reached an agreement with the Anglican Diocese of Niagara to collect, describe and preserve the records of the churches in the diocese as well as the non-active diocesan records. Since that time the records of almost all of the churches in the diocese have been deposited at McMaster, amounting to more than 100 parishes. The records are on deposit only and remain the property of the Anglican Church.


Material is arranged in the following way: City - Church - Register.

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  • inglés

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Copies of statistical registers (baptisms, marriages, burials) are also stored at the individual churches.

Restricciones de acceso

Researchers who visit McMaster will be asked to consult the material on microfilm since many of the original registers are fragile. An application, specifying the purpose for which access is requested, must be completed before the records can be consulted.

Condiciones de uso, reproducción, y publicación

Reproductions are for personal use only . Researchers will respect the unpublished nature of the contents of these records, and, in particular, will recognize that disclose of its contents might constitute an invasion of privacy if published in any manner.

For official copies of records, please contact the Diocese directly, 905.527.9968.

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Background material and detailed finding aids can be found on Archives of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara finding aid website.

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Accruals are deposited yearly by the diocese.

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