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District Marriage Registers and District Vital Records
Upper Canada / Canada West (Ontario)
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BOOK - Vol 15: Victoria District Marriage Register 1839-1858
By Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2000 (cd version 2013)
By January of 1850 all Districts were abolished and the Victoria District became Hastings County.
In most districts the Clerk of Peace transcribed the information on the individual marriage returns into a book which became known as the District Marriage Register. However in the case of the Victoria District, the individuals returns did not appear to survive. This publication has been transcribed from the original Victoria District Marriage Register (1839-1858).
When searching for marriages recorded in Marriage Registers keep in mind that many returns were submitted by ministers who were circuit riders who often performed marriages at great distance from their home bases. Circuit riders reported marriages in the register of the District where they lived which was not necessarily in the same District where the marriage took place. That said, if you cannot find the marriage in the Victoria District register you would be well advised to search bordering districts such as the Newcastle District, Colbourne District, Prince Edward District, and the Midland District (original Midland Register has not been found as yet).
8.5" X 11" (coil-bound edition)
Originally self-published by compiler, Toronto, 1995
This revised and updated edition with new maps and introduction published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2000 (cd version 2013)
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