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BOOK - Perth County Baptism, Marriage & Burial Register, 1852-1859
By Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2000 (CD 2011

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Following the move from a district to a county system of local government in mid 19th century Ontario, counties became responsible for recording all marriages within their boundaries. Using individual returns submitted by clergy performing vital events in the county, the clerk of Perth County created a separate register for marriages, baptisms and burials in 1852.

Those with ancestors in Perth county will be very pleased to know that both the early county register and the original returns submitted by clergy survive.

This book includes a complete transcription of the all surviving county records for the period - both the registers and the original returns from the clergy for the period 1852-1859.

Contents include
  • Dedication
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgements
  • Townships in Perth County (overview during subject period)
  • Map - 1852 Waterloo, Huron, Perth and Bruce counties
  • The Challenge of Locating Vital Records in Upper Canada/Canada West (Ontario)
    • 1858-1869: County Marriage Recors (overview)
    • Vital records prior to 1858 (overview)
    • Vital records prior to 1850 - District Marriage Registers (overview)
    • Sources for finding parish registers
    • Additional sources of information for records of birth marriage and death
  • Transcriptions of Baptism, Marriage & Burial 1852-1859
  • Index


The County of Perth was formed out of the old Huron District. In 1851-1852 the following townships were part of the County of Perth: Blanshard, Hibbert, Fullarton, Downie, South Easthope, North Easthope, Ellice, Logan, Elma, Mornington, and Wallace.

An example of some of the towns and townships where marriages occurred and were reported in the Perth County Register include: Fullarton, Hibbert, the town of Mitchell, Logan, Downie, Wawanosh, the town of Stratford, South Easthope, North Easthope, Blanshard, Osborne, London, Momington, Nissouri, Zorra, Wallace, West Nissori, Hullett, Elma, Woodstock, Hay township, Wilmot, Hawksville, Allansville, Bells Comers, Clinton, Maryborough and a number of other areas.

This publication has been transcribed from the original baptism, marriage and death register (RG 22- 4286-2-1) and the original returns from clergy found in RG 22-4286-1-1 to RG 22-4286-1-17) at the Archives of Ontario (AO), located in Toronto, Ontario. The Archives of Ontario has granted permission for the use of their records in this publication.

208 Pages
Map
Index
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2001 (CD 2011)
Hardcover - ISBN 10894378-51-2
Coilbound - ISBN 10894378-50-4





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