Welcome to the first edition of the Ancestry World Archives Project’s Monday Milestones! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some of the things this amazing community has accomplished over the course of the past week.
The big news this week is the release of the Ontario, Canada Marriage Registers by Clergy (1896-1948). Over 330 of you helped key and arbitrate the over 12,000 marriages indexed in this database.
Think you might have a relative in this collection? Many of these couples were born in various European countries or even in the United States. That means this record collection could be valuable for Europeans or Americans, as well as Canadians wishing to trace a family member who got married in Ontario before moving on to settle in other parts of Canada or America.
When you are searching this database remember that we keyed the names of the parents as well as the names of the bride and groom. So, try eliminating the names of the bride and groom and just search on the parents’ names. You might find siblings of your ancestors as well.
In other news, Anna and I will be doing a webinar on September 9th – Ancestry World Archives Project: New Features Demo. I hope you’ll join us!
Until then – Happy Keying!