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Examples of Marriage Registrations


It is important to note that you are researching registrations as opposed to certificates. Certificates are documents produced by the Office of the Registrar General on demand for people who need them for various purposes. Registrations are the original data recorded, from which certificates were produced. You do not need a certificate for family history purposes.If you need records for legal purposes, you can have certified copies made.

The Archives of Ontario holds marriage registrations in three different formats. Between 1869 and 1896, registrations were recorded in a full-column format (three registrations to a page). From 1897 to 1910, marriages were recorded in a "cross-line" format. These registrations should be read from left to right across two pages.

From 1911, marriages were recorded using a double-sided licence format. Click on the thumbnails below for examples of each format.
Go to: Example of Marriage Registration 1869-1896


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Marriage Registration 1869 to 1896

Go to: Example of Marriage Registration 1897-1917


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Marriage Registration 1897 to 1910

Go to: Example of Marriage Registration 1911 to 1925 (front)


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Marriage Registration 1911 to 1925 (front)

Go to: Example of Marriage Registration 1911-1925 (back)


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Marriage Registration 1911 to 1925 (back)

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