New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages, 1887-1919 .
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Title in the Language of the Record

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Record Description

The returns of marriages are arranged alphabetically within each year by surname of the groom. New Brunswick instituted registration for all vital statistics in January of 1888. There are very few returns for 1887. 

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Citation for This Collection

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New Brunswick Vital Statics Branch. Returns of Marriages. Provincial Archives or New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Age at time of marriage
  • Church of marriage ceremony
  • County where the marriage took place
  • Date and/or place of birth for bride and groom
  • Date of the marriage
  • Full names of bride and groom
  • Name of minister or priest
  • Names and birthplaces of the bride’s and groom’s parents
  • Names of the witnesses to the marriage, often relatives
  • Occupation
  • Residence of the parties
  • Whether single, widowed or divorced

How to Use the Record

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Related Websites

Brunswick Provincial Archives

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages, 1887-1919," Images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), 1887-1888 > A-Z > Image 507 of 527; George A. White and Zora M VanWart, married 25 January 1888; citing New Brunswick Vital Statics Branch. Returns of Marriages. Provincial Archives or New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Canada

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