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Subject: genealogy
Category: Family and Home > Families
Asked by: dle50-ga
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Posted: 06 Jul 2004 09:37 PDT
Expires: 05 Aug 2004 09:37 PDT
Question ID: 370317
How can I find a marriage certificate for George Clark and Lillian
Grimsby in Ontario Canada in the early 1840's?  George Clark was a
Scottish Highlander whose regiment was sent to Canada in 1838-1839 to
put down a rebellion.  Lillian Grimsby was an Irish immigrant. After
his discharge from the British army they settled in Dundas township,
now part of Hamilton, Ontario.
Subject: Re: genealogy
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 06 Jul 2004 10:05 PDT
Dear dle50-ga, 

The Archives of Ontario has microfilm copies of registers for the
period you are interested in. They do warn, however, that the early
records are incomplete.

According to a table titled: District Marriage Registers - 1780-1858
RG 80-27-1, Appendix A18, the following is available for Eastern
region: Dundas County, Registrations 1831-1865.

"These registrations were compiled by the District Clerks of the Peace
under the authority of the 1831 Upper Canada Marriage Act and date
predominantly from 1831-1858. They are among the earliest
registrations of marriages available at the Archives of Ontario."

The page also indicates how to obtain the information with the following options:
Visit the archive.
Borrow the reel through the Interlibrary Loan Department of your public library.
Borrow the film from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
through their Family History Centres.
Purchase the appropriate microfilm reel directly from the Archives of Ontario. 

View the table here

They issue a useful guide to the records which they call a ?Pathfinder?.

Home page

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unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before
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