Canada Genealogy Centre has published the databases of two collections
on their website: the 7,899 marriage bonds for Upper Canada (Ontario),
issued between 1803 and 1865; and 2,960 marriage bonds for Lower Canada
(Quebec), issued between 1779 and 1858. The URL is <http://www.collectionscanada.ca/022/012/index-e.html>.
The marriage bond would include the name of the future husband, the name of the future wife, their place of residence, the name of the sureties, and the date and the name of the place where the bond was issued.
The search allows the researcher to research by the name of the future husband or wife.
The results will be the name of the future husband (surname and given name), the name of the future wife (surname and given name), and either the Upper Canada or the Lower Canada Marriage Bonds.
A more detailed research can follow if you wish to find the following -
These records are sometimes difficult to read due to the fact that the
original records can be in poor quality, and that they are published on
Source Information: Canadian Connections, New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2005.
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