New Brunswick Provincial Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records

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New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950  and New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Location of New Brunswick, Canada
Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1789-1950
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Canada New Brunswick Archives, Fredericton

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This article is about two collections of New Brunswick marriage records. When complete, the collections will contain marriage records from New Brunswick, including:

  • Marriage Registers — 1789-1889
  • Marriage Certificates — 1887-1950
  • Delayed Registration of Marriages — 1920-1945
  • Returns of Marriages — 1887-1950

The provincial government of New Brunswick began recording births, marriages, and deaths in 1888. For 1810 to 1887 records, there is a "Late Registration" compilation which is indexed. It is located at the Provincial Archives. These records were registered after 1888. Vital records are the responsibility of the provinces except for the registration of First Nations individuals (Native Canadians), which is a federal responsibility. In some provinces, authorities began registering births, marriages, and deaths since the 1860s. Complete registration in all the provinces and territories was achieved in the 1920s. After this date, almost all individuals who lived in Canada are recorded.

The information recorded in civil records of vital registration varied over time. Later records generally give more complete information. Vital records are usually written in English or French, but content varies by time period and province. For example, before 1907 in Ontario, parents’ names were not usually on death certificates, but they are after that date.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's full name
  • Groom's age, marital status, occupation and residence
  • Groom's place of birth
  • Groom's religious denomination
  • Groom's literacy
  • Name of groom's father's and birth place
  • Maiden name of groom's mother and birth place
  • Bride's full name
  • Bride's age, marital status, occupation and residence
  • Bride's place of birth
  • Bride's religious denomination
  • Bride's literacy
  • Name of bride's father and birth place
  • Maiden name of bride's mother and birth place
  • Names of witnesses

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This collection was published as a DGS browse collection. The list does not contain any description of the DGS folder's content. A table listing each DGS number and its contents can be found at New Brunswick Provincial Marriages Digital Folder Number List.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

To view images in this collection:
  1. Look at the Digital Folder Number List article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages and Late Registrations, 1920-1950[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
  1. Select Record Type
  2. Select Year or Year Range
  3. Select Certificate Number Range to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • If available, check the image for additional information
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their 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 the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in New Brunswick.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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