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Marriage Records: Databases

What are databases?

Databases are organized collections of information. There are many databases containing information on marriage records.

The online databases highlighted in the box on the right will be the most useful to find Ontario and Canadian marriage records. Many of these databases also contain digitized scans of the original records!

Databases of Marriage Records

Family Search: "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

An online index to the Ontario marriage records from 1869-1927. Search by name and the results will list marriage date and location, age of bride and groom, and parents' names. The record will also list a registration and GS film number which can be used to find the registration on a microfilm reel at a Family History Centre.

Family Search: Canadian Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

This is a list of databases of birth, marriage, and death records across Canada. Select the province and type of event you are searching for (i.e. marriages) to search that database. Some databases contain images in this free resource.

Ancestry: "Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928"

[This database is only accessible from the Lambton County Archives or from a branch of the Lambton County Library without a paid personal subscription to Ancestry.]

This database is an index of marriages which were registered in Ontario between 1801 and 1928. Information included is this index: spouses' names, spouses' birth places, ages, parent's names, and date and location of marriage. Digitized scans of the original marriage registration are also available.

Ancestry: Marriage & Divorce Databases

[These databases are only accessible from the Lambton County Archives or from a branch of the Lambton County Library without a paid personal subscription to Ancestry.]

This is a list of databases of marriage and divorce records across Canada. Select a database that may contain a reference to an individual you are searching for. A new page will open and you can enter that individual's name in the search box.