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The GVHS Census and Church Baptismal, Marriage and Burial record Collection

The GVHS Census Collection

The GVHS holds microfilm copies of the Canadian manuscript census for the Gatineau Valley region for the years 1842, 1851-52, 1861, 1871, 1881, and 1891.

We also have a printed copy of an indexed version of the 1851-52 census for the Chelsea/Cantley sectors of Hull Township.

The GVHS reels are copies of the master census reels held by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), and the LAC identifiers are shown in parentheses on reel. LAC has recently made Schedule 1 (the personal census) of these censuses, as well as 1901, 1911 and 1921 available in databases on-line. Please see their website for details.

Contents:
1842: Reel 12 (C-729) Includes Hull and Wakefield Townships.

1852: Reel 1 (C-1131) Includes Hull and Masham Townships;
Reel 2 (C-1132) Includes Wakefield and Low Townships.

1861: Reel 3 (C-1303) Includes Aylmer Village and Township, and the Townships of Aylwin, Bigelow, Blake, Bowman, Bouchette, Cameron, Denholm, Egan, Hincks, Hull and Kensington;
Reel 4 (C-1304) Includes Townships of Low, Maniwaki & McGill, Masham, Northfield.

1871: Reel 5 (C-10026) Includes Hull Township and part of Aylmer village;
Reel 6 (C-10027) Includes Aylmer village (continued); Townships of Masham, Wakefield, Low, Pickanock, Aylwin, Hincks, Northfield, Wright, Bouchette, Cameron, Kensington. The GVHS has ALL of the schedules (including agricultural details) available for this census. (These are not elsewhere available online).

1881: Reel 7 (C-13225) Includes Townships of Hull, Aylmer, Wakefield, Low, Aylwin, Hincks, Wright, Northfield, Bouchette, Cameron, Egan, Maniwaki, Kensington, Aumond.

1891: Reel 8 (T-6412) includes Townships of Hull, Kensington, Low, Maniwaki, Masham, Northfield, Sicotte, Lytton;
Reel 9 (T-6413) includes Townships of Wakefield and Wright.

The GVHS Church Records Collection

Microfilm Church Records of baptisms, marriages and burials - copies in GVHS Archives

AYLMER

  • Anglican (Church of England
    • Christ Church, Aylmer B/M/B 1864-1971 (SEE BANQ in Gatineau M 3869)
  • Methodist 1853-1925 Reel M 122/38
  • Catholic (St Paul d’Aylmer & Missions) 1841-1863 Reel M 122/7

CANTLEY

  • Presbyterian (early years with Poltimore/Chelsea) 1862–1923 Reel M 122/29
    • (Chelsea & Cantley) St. Andrew’s 1862-1914 Reel 122/39
  • Methodist (Labelled Hull Township/Chelsea, Cantley etc.1873-1914 Reel M 122/29
  • United Church 1925-1939 Reel M 122/29

CHELSEA (& OLD CHELSEA)

  • Anglican
    • St. Mary Magdalene Church (estd. 1875) (SEE BANQ in Gatineau M 3869)
  • Catholic-Old Chelsea (Église St-Etienne/St Stephen’s) 1845-1902 Reel M 122/7
    • Farm Point (St-Clément) Post-1929 (contact Diocese for info)
  • Methodist (Labelled Hull Township, Chelsea and Cantley) 1873-1911 Reel M122/29
  • Presbyterian (Chelsea & Cantley) St. Andrew’s 1862-1914 Reel M122/39

GATINEAU (includes HULL, BUCKINGHAM, THURSO)

  • Anglican - St James (Hull) 1831-1938 Reel M 122/9
  • Methodist Baptisms 1826-1843 Reel M 122/38
  • Presbyterian (Cushman Memorial) 1876-1929 Reel M 122/30
  • United Church 1925-1982 Reel M 122/30

LA PÊCHE (includes MASHAM, WAKEFIELD, FARRELLTON, ALDFIELD)

  • Anglican (Good Shepherd, Wakefield) 1863-1902 Reel M 122/19
  • Catholic (St Camillus, Farrellton; Mission of St. Joseph de Wakefield) 1850-1902 Reel M 122/7
  • Methodist 1851-1925 Reel M 122/38
  • Presbyterian (St. Andrew’s, Wakefield) 1847-1925 Reel M122/39
    • French Presbyterian, Masham 1885-1920 Reel M122/30
  • United Church (Wakefield) 1925-1956 Reel M 122/37

OTTAWA (BYTOWN)

  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Contains early records for residents of Chelsea, La Pêche)
  • M:1829-1881; B/Burials 1829-1893 ( Available at Library & Archives Canada)

OTHER

  • Anglican -(Poltimore) 1886-1923 Reel M122/19
    • (Thorne and Leslie) 1892-1949 Reel M 122/38;
    • (Portage du Fort) 1856-1899 Reel M122/19
    • Buckingham etc. (Travelling missionary includes Onslow, Bristol, Portland, Buckingham, etc. 1845-1901 Reel M 122/19
    • Montebello and Papineauville Anglican mission 1875-1900 Reel 122/30
  • Baptist- East Templeton 1897-1956 Reel M 122/29
  • Methodist -Shawville 1877-1931 Reel M122/29
    • Portage du Fort 1860-1925 Reel M 122/29
  • Presbyterian -Poltimore and Glen Almond 1892-1946 Reel M122/29
    • Thurso 1906-1912 Reel M 122/38
    • Templeton 1887-1924 Reel M 122/39

7 REELS- contents by reel number

Denomination & location Dates Reel & Image numbers
3 churches M122/7
Farrellton (Roman Catholic, St. Camillus, prev. Mission of St. Joseph de Wakefield) 1850-1902 M122/7; 1-439
Chelsea (Roman Catholic, St. Stephen’s Church, Old Chelsea ALSO listed as St-Étienne de Chelsea) 1845-1902 M122/7; 441-750
Aylmer (Roman Catholic, St. Paul d’Aylmer) Note; this includes its mission to Chelsea before St. Stephen’s erected) 1841-1863 M122/7; 905-end
1 church M 122/9
Hull Anglican (St. James) (Includes missions to region, etc) 1831-1938 M122/9; 226-end
4 churches M 122/19
Wakefield Anglican (Good Shepherd) 1891-1902 M122/19; 1-406
Poltimore Anglican (Christ Church) 1886-1924 M122/19: 407-440
Buckingham etc. Anglican (Travelling missionary includes Onslow, Bristol, St Jerome, Dunham, Brompton, Portland, Buckingham etc.) 1845-1901 M122/19; 441-947
Portage du Fort Anglican (St. George’s) 1856-1899 M122/19; 948-966
8 churches M122/29
Shawville Methodist 1899-1925 M122/29; 14-368
Portage du Fort Methodist 1860-1925 M122/29; 369-572
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian (Cantley & Poltimore) 1862-1925 M122/29; 572-674
Wesleyan Methodist (Hull, Chelsea, Cantley) 1873-1911 M122/29; 674-833
Presbyterian (Poltimore & Glen Almond) 1892-1946 M122/29; 834-881
Presbyterian (Chelsea & Cantley) 1862-1914 M122/29; 881-976
Baptist (E. Templeton) 1897-1956 M122/29; 977-1009
Presbyterian (Templeton) & United Church Gatineau 1887-1979 M122/29;1010-end
9 Churches M 122/30
Gatineau United Church) 1925-1979 M122/30; 1-217
Hull Presbyterian 1876-1969 M122/30; 218-415
Montebello and Papineauville Anglican mission 1875-1900 M122/30; 416-502
Hull & Ottawa French Presbyterian (St. Marc) 1874-1989 M122/30; 502-532
Hull French Presbyterian 1883-1931 M122/30; 533-609
Masham French Presbyterian 1885-1920 M122/30; 609-659
Hull & Ottawa Presbyterian   M122/30; 660-722
United Church (French, Ottawa) 1925-1982 M122/30; 723-872
St. Pierre de Wakefield Presbyterian 1892-1925 M122/30; 872-end
5 churches M122/38
Thorne & Leslie Anglican 1892-1949 M122/38; 13-332
Thurso Presbyterian 1906-1912 M122/38; 333-356
Aylmer Methodist 1853-1878 M122/38; 357-526
Hull Methodist (baptisms only) 1826-1843 M122/38; 527-538
Wakefield, Alcove, Rupert Methodist
(see also GVHS Archives printed United Church indexes on file, for list of names & dates)
1851-1956 M122/38; 539 to end of reel
1 Church M122/39
Wakefield Presbyterian (1847-1925)
(see also GVHS Archives printed United Church index on file, for corresponding books with lists of names & dates)
1847-1925 M122/39; (full reel)