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The records of the Geneva Baptist Church document a wide range of topics, including church discipline, a continuing controversy about seating the church's black members, church finances, and maintaining piety. At various times, the church was referred to as either a church or a society. The dates covered are: Item 1 - Aug. 29, 1829-Jan. 29, 1842; Item 2 - Nov. 12, 1855-May 29, 1864; Item 3 - June 2, 1852-Aug. 14, 1877; Item 4 - Jan. 7, 1826-Apr. 1, 1838; Item 5 -undated; and Item 6 - Dec. 25, l84l-Dec. 11, 1890. Included in the collection are the records of the church's Social Aid Society, mainly minutes and the minutes of the Ontario Baptist Ministerial Conference.