Ontario Marriage Database, 1857-1922

Ontario Marriage Record, 28 1916 William Paton and Elizabeth DuncanAncestry.com has recently updated 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 spouses’ 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 – more information is usually available in the records themselves than is found in an index.

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  1. IS THERE A CHANCE THAT A PATRICK FARRELL BORN U.S.A CANADA? MARRIED KATHERINE QUALEY POSSIBLY BRIDGET QUEALLY? BORN IN IRELAND.LISTED IN THE ONTARIO MARRIAGE RECORDS 1800S?. I M DOING A FAMILY SEARCH ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU JOEFARRELL@YAHOO.COM

  2. I am trying to find wedding date of
    ELIZA BURRIDGE & FREDERICK DUTE
    Eliza {B} 1856 Hamilton,Ont. Canada
    D/O- John Burridge & Jane Burridge
    Apparently this info is in the ONTARIO,CANADA MARRIAGES 1857-1922 RECORD.
    Ancestry.com also has this information but I am not a member.
    Thank you Barbara-Ann Townson,
    410 West St.N. Apt.509 Orillia,Ontario L3V 6Z6

  3. Looking for information on marriage of Nephew (or Nevue) to Lance back about 100 years agoin Brampton Ontaio. Also local history ..did these two families have some kind of FUED going on? Thanks for any help or history.

  4. I am trying to verify the marriage date of my grandparents, John Brady and Gladys Louise Moat. We always thought the date of marriage was 3/3/1913; several references online say it was 3/3/1920. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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