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BOOKS - St. John's Presbyterian Church, Cornwall, Ontario Parish Registers 1833-1896
Compiled by Duncan MacDonald
Originally published by MacDonald Research Centre, Brockville, 1980-1991
This edition published by MacDonald Research*, Milton, 2011
*MacDonald Research is an imprint of GlobalGenealogy.com Inc.


These books contain transcriptions of parish records for St. John's Presbyterian Church, Cornwall, Ontario. The first volume contains baptisms/births, marriages and burials/deaths for 1833-1856. The second volume contains marriages for 1857-1896.

Books are hardcover, 8.5 X 11" format. Each book has an index. Books-on-CD and pdf download books are searchable (.pdf format)
  • Part I, 1833-1856 Baptisms/births, marriages and burials/deaths
    178 pages ISBN 978-897446-09-6
      Hardcover... 41.95 (C$)
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  • Part II, 1857-1896 Marriages
    124 pages ISBN 978-926797-58-8
      Hardcover... 35.95 (C$)
      Book on CD... 19.95 (C$)
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Some background on St. John's Presbyterian Church:
From 1787 to 1815, the Presbyterians the first to hold services in Cornwall, Ontario. The first pastor to the congregation was the Reverend John Bethune of Williamstown. Services were held monthly. From 1815 until 1827 services were held more regularly by Rev. Joseph Johnston and Rev. Harry Leith. Both men were masters of the District High School. The first church building was a log structure on the east side of Pitt Street located approximately where the Bank of Montreal is today. The building was referred to as the Presbyterian Meeting House. A white frame church was built in 1827 and at the same the time the first Kirk Session was formed. The church was initially known as the "Scotch Church" then renamed "St. John's" in 1831. The cornerstone of the present St. John's church building was laid in 1888 and officially opened on March 17, 1889.

NOTE about print quality:
GlobalGenealogy.com acquired MacDonald Research Centre after the passing of its founder and primary transcriber/compiler, Duncan MacDonald. We are pleased to make his books available under the new MacDonald Research imprint. Each book has been reprinted as it was prepared by Mr. MacDonald, without corrections or additions. Modern technology helped us reproduce the original work in as-good-as, or better quality as that which was originally published. Much of MacDonald's original work was created on a typewriter. His well-worn "masters" were made on a photocopier. We've cleaned them up as much as possible without re-keying all of the content resulting in books that are useful and complete, but of a print quality that reflects the technology of the time in which they were orignally published.





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