Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Ontario,  Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1869-1927
Languages English
Title in the Language Ontario Marriages
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Archives of Ontario


What is in This Collection?

The collection covers marriages from 1869 to 1927. Registration of marriages began as early as 1801 in various districts and in counties formed from those districts. Province-wide registration by civil authorities of births, marriages, and deaths officially began in Ontario on 1 July 1869. A significantly complete registration was reached by 1930. Some people in Ontario were married in the United States because requirements were less strict there than in Canada. Civil authorities requested local clergy to turn in copies of their marriage records to local governments. Copies of these copies were then made and forwarded to district or county authorities. Those copies were then copied into register books. Therefore, the register books are a copy of a copy of a copy of the original church records. For more information about Ontario Marriages, see the article Ontario Vital Records.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Full name of groom
  • Full name of bride with maiden name
  • Occupation of groom
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents of the bride and groom
  • Religious Denominations of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Place of birth for bride and groom

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. 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. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


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  2. Select Year
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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.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Cite the record. See below for help citing this collection.
  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the Archives of Ontario page.
  • To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example example research log which you can download.
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.
  • 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?

  • 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.

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Ontario, Marriages, 1869-1927."Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
Record Citation:
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1927
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