Canada Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
== Collection Time Period  ==
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This collection includes the years 1661 through 1959.  
 
This collection includes the years 1661 through 1959.  
  
== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:  
* Family Records
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* Church Records
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* Civil Registration
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
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*Family Records
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*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
  
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
* "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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* "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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* A county or state vital record registration
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:  
* They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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* They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
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*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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*A county or state vital record registration
  
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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*They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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*They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.<br>
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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Most of these records date from the time period indicated above; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.  
 
Most of these records date from the time period indicated above; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.  
  
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br>
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As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.
 
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| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Births, 1661-1959'''  
| align="center" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Marriages, 1661-1949'''  
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| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1661-1949'''  
| align="center" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955'''
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Collection published separately.
 
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*Collection published separately.<br>
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
  
[[IGI]]  
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*[[IGI]]  
 
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]  
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].  
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, some of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index: Canada." This is an index of some marriages throughout Canada. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.  
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, some of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index: Canada." This is an index of some marriages throughout Canada. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.  
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
  
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.  
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.  
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Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Canada.  
 
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Canada.  
  
== Related Web Sites ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
 
[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/can/bdm/index.shtml Canada Births, Marriages, Deaths]  
 
[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/can/bdm/index.shtml Canada Births, Marriages, Deaths]  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again.&nbsp; It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again.&nbsp; It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records can be found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.]]  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records can be found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]  
  
=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
 
"Canada Marriages, 1661-1949", index, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed March 4, 2011, entry for James Allsan and Jane Mcleod, married 2 Nov 1875; citing Vital Record, FHL microfilm 129,866; Nova Scota Vital Statestics, Hailfax, Nova Scotia  
 
"Canada Marriages, 1661-1949", index, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed March 4, 2011, entry for James Allsan and Jane Mcleod, married 2 Nov 1875; citing Vital Record, FHL microfilm 129,866; Nova Scota Vital Statestics, Hailfax, Nova Scotia  
  
== Sources of Information For This Collection  ==
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== Citation For This Collection  ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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<!--bibdescbegin-->"Canada Marriages, 1661-1949" index, "FamilySearch" (https://familysearch.org). Index includes the IGI, digital copies of original records, and compiled records. FHL digital and microfilm copies. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Canada Marriages, 1661-1949" index, "FamilySearch" (https://familysearch.org). Index includes the IGI, digital copies of original records, and compiled records. FHL digital and microfilm copies. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
  
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Revision as of 21:16, 11 November 2011

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Canada Marriages, 1661-1949 .

Contents

Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1661 through 1959.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated above; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births, 1661-1959 Marriages, 1661-1949 Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955
Alberta 0 420 0
British Columbia 4,141 32 0
Canada 2,157,542 184,204 55,148
Manitoba 1,775 864 0
New Brunswick * 2,702 0
Newfoundland and Labrador 220 409 0
Northwest Territories 1 0 0
Nova Scotia * * 15,683
Ontario * * 6,658
Prince Edward Island 358 94 0
Quebec * 14,243 23,700
Saskatchewan 347 148 0
Total 2,160,243 262,985 101,189

Collection published separately.

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, some of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index: Canada." This is an index of some marriages throughout Canada. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why the Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Canada.

Related Websites

Canada Births, Marriages, Deaths

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again.  It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records can be found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection

"Canada Marriages, 1661-1949", index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed March 4, 2011, entry for James Allsan and Jane Mcleod, married 2 Nov 1875; citing Vital Record, FHL microfilm 129,866; Nova Scota Vital Statestics, Hailfax, Nova Scotia

Citation For This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Canada Marriages, 1661-1949" index, "FamilySearch" (https://familysearch.org). Index includes the IGI, digital copies of original records, and compiled records. FHL digital and microfilm copies. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.