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Introduction


This series consists of annual returns of marriages, baptisms and deaths made by ministers residing in the County of Perth and filed by the Clerk of the Peace (after 1869, acting as Division Registrar) as well as related registers, indexes and record books.

Marriage returns list all the marriages solemnized by a minister in a single year. The returns typically list the name, age, residence, and place of birth of both the bride and groom, the names of their parents and the witnesses and the date of the marriage. In addition to the marriage returns, some ministers submitted returns listing baptisms and/or burials at which they officiated during a year.

Baptismal returns typically list the name of the child and parents, the date of birth and the date of baptism.

Burial returns usually list the name and age of the deceased, the date of death, the date of burial, the names of parents (for children) and the place of residence.

The registers are arranged chronologically by the date the return was filed by the Clerk of the Peace as opposed to the date of the event and are available on microfilm.

To view the baptism, marriage and death register for the years 1853-1861 (RG 22-4286-2-1), retrieve self-serve Microfilm Reel MS 5095.

To view baptism, marriage and death returns for the years 1853-1869 and 1879 (RG 22-4286-1-1 to RG 22-4286-1-18), retrieve self-serve Microfilm Reel MS 5096.

In order to view these reels you may:


  • Consult the appropriate reel at our reading room on the ground floor, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto.
  • Borrow the reel through the Interlibrary Loan Department of your public library. Quote the appropriate reel #, either MS 5095 or MS 5096. These reels cannot leave the borrowing library, so make sure to request them from a library that has a microfilm reader.
Perth County Clerk of the Peace baptism, marriage and death records

Year(s) Title Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference
1853-1861 Baptism, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5095
1853-1861 Baptism, Marriage and Death Register MS 5095
1853-1854 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1855 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1856 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1857 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1858 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1859 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1860 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1861 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1862 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1863 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1864 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1865 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1866 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1867 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1868 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1869 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096
1879 Baptisms, Marriage and Death Returns MS 5096

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