Ancestry’s Marriage Index Updates

The title Canada, Marriage Index, 1800s-1999 which Ancestry introduced on 15 January is now expanded to 6,927,942 records. The index entry, based on OCRd text, is fairly basic: name, name of spouse, date and sometimes a bit more. For the colourful details of the bride’s wedding dress, where they honeymooned, etc you’ll need access to the original newspaper at It may be available through your public library,

Also updated is U.S., Marriage Index, 1800s-1999  with 254,970,138 records.

2 Replies to “Ancestry’s Marriage Index Updates”

  1. Sadly, appears to have little from New Brunswick or Nova Scotia provinces….

  2. Note that the OCR can jumble up the names so that the wrong names on a page are attached to each other in the Ancestry index. It can be very misleading and send researchers off on a false trail.

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