20 April 2007

Genealogy Friday 3

For anyone searching for ancestors in the province of Ontario, you should check out the searchable marriage records at the Ontario Vital Statistics Project.

It is by no means a complete record, but it is a good place to start a search, especially if you aren't familiar with searching through microfilm at libraries or the local archives.

All the trancriptions are done by volunteers, out of their own pocket, on their own time. Also, even though as of July 1, 1869, all births, marriages and deaths were required to be registered, compliance was nowhere near 100%
A goldmine of easily accessible data.

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