Annapolis Heritage Society | Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Church Records

Church records of the major denominations in Annapolis County vary in their usefulness to the researcher. The vital statistics they contain range from the very good (Church of England) to the less than detailed (Baptist, who do not practice infant baptism). Researchers looking for their Baptist roots are aided by the Christian Messenger, the Baptist paper published between 1837 and 1884. Excerpts from that publication relating to individuals of the Annapolis area are held by AHS. Most Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregation churches in Canada combined their congregations in 1919 to form the United Church of Canada.

Church records in the AHS collection:

In print form

  • Church of England Marriages, Granville Parish 1814–1882, indexed
  • Church of England Burials, Granville Parish 1828-1918, indexed
  • Marriages, Granville 1862–1870
  • Annapolis Methodist Circuit :
    • Marriages 8 Oct. 1851–1891
    • Baptisms 1852–23 Apr. 1891

In microfilm

  • Anglican (Church of England):
    • St. Luke’s, Annapolis Royal:
      Baptisms 1782–1950
      Confirmations 1791, 1909-1959
      Marriages 1782–1934
      Burials (1817–1934)
    • Parish of Granville
      Baptisms 1790-1918
    • Marriages 1790-1882
    • St. Paul’s, Round Hill:
      Baptisms 1891–1956
      Marriages 1891–1956
      Burials 1891–1938
      Confirmations 1892, 1894, 1896, 1938–1954
      Minute Book 1890–1950
    • St. James, Bridgetown:
      Baptisms (1854–1950)
      Confirmations 1912–1956
      Marriages 1854–1952
      Burials 1854–1966
    • Wilmot Anglican:
      Baptisms 1790–1973
      Marriages 1790–1944
      Burials (1817–1831) (1833–1962)
    • Trinity, Digby:
      Baptisms 1786–1939
      Marriages 1786–1947
      Burials (1786–1811) (1814–1950)
      First Communion 1786–1811
      Vestry Minutes
    • Clements Anglican, Clementsport (St Edward’s)
      Baptisms 1841–1964
    • Confirmations 1842-1964
    • Marriages 1841–1962
    • Burials 1841-1973
  • Methodist:
  • Annapolis Methodist Circuit
  • Bridgetown Methodist
  • Granville Methodist Circuit
  • Gordon Providence United Church (Bridgetown)
  • Presbyterian:
    • St. Andrews, Annapolis Royal
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