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Austin United Church fonds
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0,17 m of textual records.
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Austin United Church, also known as the East Bolton United Church, was initially of Methodist denomination. It was probably organized around 1855 as part of the East Bolton Circuit, which included Bolton Centre. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, the East Bolton Circuit joined the Union and was later renamed East Bolton United Church, and then Austin United Church. During the 1960s, Austin United Church was a part of the Mansonville-Austin Pastoral Charge. In 1968, the church was sold to the Butters Memorial Hospital. In 1974, the church building was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. McMaster and moved on their farm. Austin United Church was under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. The church was governed by the Board of Trustees, the Official Board, and the Congregation in cooperation with the organizations within the Church, such as the Women's Organizations.
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The fonds contains source material mostly on the women's organizations of Austin United Church from the 1850s to 1992. It also provides partial information on the Church management, the congregation's affairs, and the Canadian Wesleyan Methodist New Connexion Church at Bolton. It consists mainly of account books, registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, legal documents, and correspondence. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1966-1980), Buildings and Property (1858-1979), Financial Resources (1962-1977), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials ([185-?]-1963), Historical (1974-1992), and Organizations (1915-1966).
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The registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist. The file Certificate of Adoption (UC037/008/003) is restricted.
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Researchers may also consult the Mansonville United Church fonds (UC053).
No more accruals are expected.
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The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.
The archives of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery local churches and pastoral charges are all arranged according to a common classification system established by Susan Stanley, former Montreal and Ottawa Conference Archivist.
The documents are in English.
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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
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1 février, 2016