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The following pages are an index of names found in the Christian Guardian Newspaper. The Christian Guardian was a Methodist newspaper based in Toronto Ontario which ran from the 1830s to 1925. It was not a regular paper which covered the news, but rather one that focused on church issues from Methodist parishes across Canada.
The names in this index are mostly from birth, marriage and death notices, however there are a few names from Golden and Diamond Wedding announcements.
The names are also not solely from Ontario as the Christian Guardian covered all of its followers in Canada...there are names from almost every province as well as some from the United States and China (many missionary families are mentioned).
If you would like to help with this project, email me. I have made copies of many of the pages and just need people to assist with typing the information into a word document which I could then upload to the site. It would definately make the process go a lot faster.
Thanks for your interest.
Use the above search engine to look for a name, place name etc. This will cover all the pages. When you find a match, the fastest way to find it on the page is to go to edit, then "find in page", rather than searching through forever.
If you are looking for a province, it is abbreviated to the two letter format (ie. ON, MB, SK etc.)
For Aug 1924 to Jan 1925 use the alphabetic listings or the search engine above
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