New Brunswick Marriage Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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New Brunswick,  Canada
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Location of 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
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Related Websites
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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.


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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

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  • The name of a relative or date of the event

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What Do I Do Next?

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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?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
  • Search the records of nearby areas*Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
- They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.

Citing This Collection

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