About the Index

The index to St Mary's Cathedral and Railton Parish registers was originally a collection of handwritten cards created and maintained by the Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. These cards were filed in a set of drawers and stored at the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. In 2018, the index cards were scanned and transcribed into a database by KFPL staff.

Coverage of the Index

The index currently covers registers from two parishes: St. Mary's Cathedral and Railton Parish. The St. Mary's Cathedral index covers Abjurations, Baptisms, Burials, Confirmations and Marriages from 1813 to 1872. The Railton Parish index covers Baptisms, Burials, Confirmations and Marriages from 1837 to 1872.

Exploring the Index

You can browse through the index either by name or by the type of register entry (Abjurations, Baptisms, Burials, Confirmations or Marriages). The indexes are sorted alphabetically by last name, but you can filter by name, register type, and/or show only those entries starting with a specific letter.

Searching the Index

To search the index, select the Church Registers option on the Digital Kingston Search form. You can then choose to limit your search to a specific parish and/or to a certain register types. The search will look for first and last names. 

Access to the Original Registers

Once you've found a name you want to look up, note the year and page number from the entry. There are several options to view the original entry, either from a print transcription in a set of books found at KFPL's Central Branch or view a scanned microfilm image of the original register online.

Print Transcriptions

The volumes are housed at the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. They are available for in-library use any time the library is open. If you are unable to visit the library in person, please contact the Kingston Branch OGS to request access to these transcriptions. They include:

St. Mary's Cathedral Baptisms, Marriages, Abjurations and Confirmations

St. Mary's Cathedral Interments

Scanned Microfilm Online

Ignore the page number in the index entry, and browse the relevant parish register online by date. Unindexed microfilm scans of the following registers are available on the FamilySearch website. You will need a free FamilySearch account in order to view them. 

Kingston – St. Mary's Cathedral

  • Abjurations 1903-1910
  • Baptisms 1891-1903
  • Baptisms 1903-1910
  • Baptisms, marriages 1829-1833
  • Baptisms, marriages 1888-1891
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1816-1829
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1831-1846
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1843-1849
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1850-1854
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1855-1861
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1862-1869
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1869-1879
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1879-1887
  • Burials 1888-1891
  • Burials 1903-1911, Vol. 13C
  • Censuses 1844
  • Confirmations 1908-1910
  • Marriages 1858-1866
  • Marriages 1903
  • Marriages 1903-1931
  • Marriages, burials 1891-1903, Vol. 12

Railton – St. Patrick Roman Catholic

  • Baptisms, marriages 1844-1853
  • Baptisms, marriages 1844-1872
  • Baptisms, marriages 1846-1876
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1846-1885
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1853-1872
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1886-1910

More Information

More information about Kingston-Frontenac church records can be found in the book Places of Worship in Frontenac County.

Unindexed microfilm scans of the following Roman Catholic church registers are also available on the FamilySearch website. You will need a free FamilySearch account in order to view them. 

Ardoch – St. Killian's Roman Catholic

  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1882-1910
  • Confirmations 1907

Brewer's Mills – St. Barnaby Roman Catholic

  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1848-1851
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1874-1910

Godfrey – Sacred Heart Roman Catholic

  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1893-1910

Kingston Mills – Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic

  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1896-1910

Portsmouth – Church of the Good Thief

  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1899-1910

Wolfe Island – Sacred Heart of Mary 

  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1841-1861
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1854-1886
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1860-1869
  • Baptisms, marriages, burials 1887-1910