Monday Milestones – Ontario Marriages Now Online!


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 9thAncestry World Archives Project: New Features Demo.  I hope you’ll join us!

 

Until then – Happy Keying!

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This is a major increase to the Ontario database, Thank You.
Can you tell me when or if LDS film # 1030052 will be available for transcription?
It is the Home District Marriage Register 1816 – 1857 and it contains my GGGrandparents marriage.

Crista there may be many, like myself, that would be happy to help with keying projects but I see no information on how to sign up. Can you help?

yOU DO NOT GO BACK FAR ENOUGH.
1870 WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL

Peter – We would love to have you participate in the World Archives Project. You can access it here: http://community.ancestry.com/wap/dashboard.aspx

Thanks!

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