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Early Student Registers

The Queen’s College/University student registers were used to record information about students attending the institution. The earliest register (1842-1859) was written in a hard-cover book and noted the name, age, year of study, place of birth, preparatory school, father’s occupation, faculty, and where the student currently lived. Uniquely, much of the information in this book was recorded in Latin, although it did change into English by the end of the register. There were no official student numbers assigned at this time. The next set of registers were recorded in books that were officially printed for Queen’s. Each page has “University of Queen’s College – Register of Students” across the top, and there are columns with specific headers. It was at this time that student numbers were assigned, although not chronologically at first for the graduated students were added to this register at a later date. Eventually, the registers were redesigned to add room for the student’s marks to be recorded too. These registers were used up to 1907, after which time individual student cards were used.

Student Registers from 1841-1906 are available.

Step 1

Check the alphabetical index of registered students prior to 1910.

Make note of the student name and number.

Step 2

Once you have the student number, click on the corresponding register below. This will take you to our online repository.

You will need to download and/or open the item from that page. Please be aware that this process may take a few minutes.

Queen's University Student Register Book 1, Student Numbers 1-796, 1842-1872 (also contains list of professors and graduates)

Queen's University Student Register Book 2, Student Numbers 797-1368, 1872 - 1889 

Queen's University Student Register Book 3, Student Numbers 1369-2076, 1883-1890 

Queen's University Student Register Book 4, Student Numbers 2077-2446, 1888-1892 

Queen's University Student Register Book 5, Student numbers 2446-2904, 1893-[19--]

Queen's University Student Register Book 6, Student Numbers 2905-3456, 1895-1899 

Queen's University Student Register Book 7, 1897-1901 (no student numbers assigned)

Queen's University Student Register Book 8, Student Numbers 3457-3943, 1899-1901 

Queen's University Student Register Book 9, Student Numbers 3944-4463, 1901-1903 

Queen's University Student Register Book 10, Student Numbers 4464-5341, 1903-1906 

Step 3

Browse through the PDF file of the applicable register for the corresponding number.