Ontario Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This index is an electronic index for the years 1800 to 1910. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Marriage records usually include:
- Names of the bride and groom
- Names of parents or witnesses
- Date of the marriage or license
- Birth dates and birth places of the bride and groom
- Residences of the bride and groom
- Occupation of the groom
- Name of the officiator
How Do I Search This 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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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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
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 FamilySearch 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
- Consult the Ontario Record Finder to find other records
Citing This Collection
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
"Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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