New Brunswick Marriage Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New Brunswick,  Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1789-1889
Languages English, French
Title in the Language Nouveau-Brunswick, registres de mariage
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Canada New Brunswick Archives, Fredericton


What is in this Collection?

This collection includes marriage records from 1789 to 1889.

Marriage registers containing transcriptions from church records submitted by various denominations. Most volumes are indexed by county or year range. The records are written in English and French. The dates listed are registration dates and not the dates of the marriages. The registers may contain marriages that took place much earlier than the registration date. Registers include individual indexes to grooms (first letter of surname) except for the following counties: Gloucester, 1873-1887; Kent, 1844-1887; Westmorland, 1875-1885; York, 1832-1836.


To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Brunswick Marriage Registers, 1789-1889.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Notes if the bride or groom were single or widowed
  • Name of person solemnizing the marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

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  1. Select County
  2. Select Year Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French or Latin versions.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of New Brunswick, Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the New Brunswick Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

Citing This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation

"New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Vital Statistics Branch. Provincial Archives, Fredericton.


Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Brunswick Marriage Registers, 1789-1889.


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