Our Archives serves the needs of the Archdiocese of Regina in collecting and preserving its official and historical records. These records reflect the work of the Church in the Archdiocese, and are available to its own officers and personnel for purposes related to its ministry.
The Archives collection contains various types of records with different restrictions on access, in order to respect the confidentiality of the records. There are documents dating back to the late 1800s. Historical records include: administration records, archbishops' papers, chancery records, parish records, some early sacramental records, and photographs. At this time, the work of classifying and describing our holdings is still in progress. Once records have been processed, they may become available for research purposes.
Visits to the Archives are by appointment only. Due to time-work restrictions, the Archives is unable to do research for the general public. Serious students of history, or those to whom access is appropriate, may be given access to processed records after obtaining approval from the Chancellor or Archivist. The Archivist will be happy to provide consultation on the writing of parish histories and on the establishment and maintenance of parish archives.
The Archives are not available for genealogical research. It does not handle birth or death certificates; for these, contact Saskatchewan Government Vital Statistics, toll-free 800-458-1179. Baptismal records are usually maintained by the parish concerned. Please contact our reception desk for information relating to baptismal records kept at the Archdiocesan office; 352-1651 or email email@example.com
The diocese of Regina was first erected as suffragan See to the Archdiocese of St. Boniface on March 4, 1910. Read about the Archbishops.
The Diocese of Gravelbourg, established in 1930, was served by seven bishops before being amalgamated with the Archdiocese of Regina in 1998. Read about this unique francophone diocese, with photos of the Bishops.
Read our history book "Archdiocese of Regina A History", online at the Our Roots - Canada's Local Histories website. To purchase a hard copy of the book, published for the 75th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, please contact Susan. Cost: $20 plus shipping.
Also available, 'Faith Alive Une Foi Vivante, Celebrating Our Past; Hope for the Future 1910-2010" the Archdiocese of Regina 100th Anniversary Book.
This book is filled with history and plenty of photos of parishes and parish activities, write-ups by Consecrated Women and Men and Catholic Institutions, Shrines within the Diocese, pictures of our 100th Anniversary celebration and other facets of our history. Cost $30 plus shipping. To obtain the book, please contact Susan.