Ancestry.comÂ has recently updatedÂ a collection of approximately 2.8 million marriages recorded in Ontario, Canada between 1857 and 1922. The indexes contained in this collection were created by two agencies-Ancestry and the Genealogical Research Library in Brampton, Ontario. (Click on the image to see a sample record from 1916.) The following list is a breakdown of the records included in this database and who created the index to them.
Indexed by Ancestry (includes images of the records):
- Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1922 (MS 932, Archives of Ontario)
- Division Registrar Vital Statistics Records, 1858-1930 (MS 940, Archives of Ontario) [However, there are very few marriages in this record set.]
- Marriage License Books, 1907-1910 (MS 945, Archives of Ontario)
- Delayed Registrations of Marriages, 1892-1916 (MS 948, Archives of Ontario)
Indexed by Genealogical Research Library (no images available):
- Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1919 (MS 932, Archives of Ontario)
- Marriage Registers (microfilm, Family History Library)
*Note: Notice that both Ancestry and the Genealogical Research Library indexed Registrations of Marriages (MS 932). Therefore, there are many marriages that will appear in this database at least twice, from the same original source. By including both indexes in this database, researchers may be better enabled to find their ancestors.
What kind of information can I find in this database?
The type of information available in marriage records varies according to the time period and the person/agency creating the record. However, generally the following information is available in this database:
- Names of each spouse
- Ages of each spouse
- Residences of each spouse
- Birthplaces of each spouse
- Names of both spousesâ€™ parents
- Marriage date
- Marriage place (county)
- Source Information (a Family History Library or an Archives of Ontario microfilm number)
Additional information may be found on the original record. Be sure to view the corresponding image, if there is one available. If no online image is available, be sure to use the information found in this database to locate your ancestor in the original records that the index references â€“ more information is usually available in the records themselves than is found in an index.