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Vital Statistics Files - 1838-1952 (predominant 1858-1869)


The table below lists marriage returns and certificates, death returns and certificates, a single burial permit and correspondence concerning marriage registrations received by the Registrar General. Most of the records in this series are marriage returns (1858-1869) of various clergymen and ministers from Dundas County. Despite the number of returns there are very few registrations recorded in this series. Therefore, there is only a very slim chance of locating any particular registration that may be required.

The majority of these files, which were probably sent to the central office of the Registrar General by local Division Registrars, form a portion of a large container of files remaining with the Registrar General, which will gradually be transferred to the custody of the Archives of Ontario. One file consists of documents received from the United Church of Canada Archives.

To view the microfilm 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 MS 947 and the appropriate reel #. These reels cannot leave the borrowing library, so make sure to request them from a library that has a microfilm reader.

  • Borrow the film from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through their Family History Centres. The Family History Centres have a different numbering system than the Archives of Ontario. These FamilySearch conversion numbers have been provided in the right hand column of the table below or, for a complete list of all GSU conversion numbers, consult the Microfilm Conversion List.

When you receive the reel, find the correct year on the microfilm and look up the registration number within it.

Vital Statistics Files - 1838-1952

Year(s) Location and
Type of Event
Archives of Ontario
Microfilm Reference
FamilySearch 
Microfilm Reference
1909 Algoma District - Marriage Notification MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1868-1869 Dundas County - Correspondence concerning Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1858 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1859 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1860 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1861 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1862 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1863 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1864 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1865 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1866 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1867 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1868 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1869 Dundas County - Marriage Returns MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1917-1919 Fort William (City) - Returns of Death and Medical Certificates of Death MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1908-1910 Lanark County - Medical Certificates of Death and a Burial Permit MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1912-1919 Manitoulin District - Returns of Death and Medical Certificates of Death MS 947, Reel 1 1870460
1857-1900 Vital statistics records received by the Registrar General from the United Church of Canada Archives, Toronto: 42 Marriage Licenses, 1857-1900; Return of Marriage, 1862; Return of Birth, 1896; Registration of Birth - Schedule A, 1891 MS 947, Reel 2 1907083
1912-1914, 1951 Ottawa (Westboro) - Marriage Licences for seven marriages solemnized at All Saints Church. Includes covering letter dated 1951 MS 947, Reel 3 2057332
1838, 1952 Penetanguishene - 1838 marriage certificate from St. Ann's Memorial Church, with related 1952 correspondence MS 947, Reel 4 2131256

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