Posted by on 22 April 2011 in General, Record Collections

To further celebrate the forthcoming nuptials of Kate and Wills – and to offer all of you an Easter treat – we’re making ALL our Canadian marriage records FREE from 22nd to 30th April.

From today until 30th April you can access not only all the England and Wales Marriage Indexes but also ALL Canadian marriage records, totally free. Our Canadian marriage collections span over 300 years and contain 20 million records.

The great thing about the Canadian records is that they’re not just indexes – they contain comprehensive details of your ancestors’ special days. You can discover the date and place of the wedding, the full names, ages and addresses of the bride and groom, the groom’s occupation, and the names of each of their parents, You can even see personal signatures of both the bride and groom and their witnesses.

Canada has one of the highest per-capita immigration rates in the world. This makes it a hot bed for finding any intrepid family members who followed their loves abroad.

Perhaps you’ll solve puzzles in your family’s past by uncovering marriages on Canadian shores? Find out more about Canada and all our records for the country

Search the Canadian marriage records now



Thankyou for this. Unfortunately FTM 2011 doesn’t recognise this as a free database so although the records and image can be displayed in FTM the record can not be merged.

22 April 2011 at 8:01 pm
Vanessa Ford 

I was so excited to read about your free Easter Treat Search until the 30.04.11. I am in South Africa & cannot afford the very expensive exchange rate but so disappointed to find that I could not search without being referred to the “please pay” page. If this is a genuine special offer how & where can I enter the website to do a free search? I did register.

25 April 2011 at 1:15 pm
Janet Porter 

Can not believe that if this is free, why do we not get to see the images.

26 April 2011 at 7:19 pm
Susan Moncur 

All images and indexes are free to view until the 30th. You need to be logged in to have this access, if you continue to have any problems then please contact our Member Services team on 0800 404 9723 and they will be able to help you.

27 April 2011 at 9:53 am
Angela Tasker 

Loved this, lots of Cornish Diaspora problems solved in two days

27 April 2011 at 12:02 pm