Yukon Marriages - What else you can try
This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find marriage information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the marriage section of the Yukon Guided Research page.
Additional online resources
Additional Databases and Online Resources
- 1901-1917: Births, Marriages and Deaths recorded in Canada at Library and Archives Canada
Online Images (Browsable Only)
Currently, there are no browsable-only collections.
How to Request the Record When It's Not Online
Territory-wide marriage registration began in 1899. General compliance did not begin until 1930.
To learn more about record limitations and restrictions, see the article Yukon Vital Records.
To order marriage records after 1899, contact:
- Yukon Health and Social Services - Vital Statistics
Government of the Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
NOTE: Marriage certificates are confidential. Only those named on the certificate or someone with written permission can order a marriage certificate.
Additional Records with Marriage Information
Substitute records may contain information about more than one event and are used when records for an event are not available. Records that are used to substitute for marriage events may not have been created at the time of the marriage. The accuracy of the record is contingent upon when the information was recorded. Search for information in multiple substitute records to confirm the accuracy of these records.
|Use these additional records to locate marriage information about your ancestor:|
|Why to search the records|
|Wedding announcements and golden anniversaries often appear in newspapers.|
|Obituaries include death information. More recent obituaries may also include the name of a surviving spouse and the date and place of the marriage.|
|Death records may include the name of the spouse and whether the deceased was married, widowed, or divorced. Click on the link to the left to return to the Death page.|
|Yukon Territory can be found in Canada censuses from 1891 to 1921. These censuses list each individual's relationship to the head of household and their marital status.|
|May list maiden name of spouse as well as date and place of marriage|
Tips for finding marriages
Successfully finding marriage records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:
- Spelling variations. Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Search with spelling variations for the first and last name of your ancestor.
- Search given name. Search by given name by leaving out the last name.
- Search for bride. Search by the bride’s name rather than the groom’s name.
- Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate year of marriage or the county the marriage took place in.
- Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.
- Search territory. Search using the territory name only instead of by smaller locality.
Why the record may not exist
Known Record Gaps
- 1899 Registration of marriages began.
- 1925 Vital records began to be kept more systematically.
- 1930 General compliance occurs.