New Brunswick Marriages - What else you can try

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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 New Brunswick Guided Research page.


Additional online resources

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Other Databases


Online Images (Browsable Only)

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Substitute records

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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:
Wiki Page
FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
Newspapers Announcements
See Wiki page
Wedding announcements and golden anniversaries often appear in newspapers.
Church Records
See Wiki page
May list maiden name of spouse as well as date and place of marriage
Obituaries
See Wiki article
Obituaries include death information. More recent obituaries may also include the name of a surviving spouse and the date and place of the marriage.
Military Records
See wiki article
A widow's pension includes the name of the veteran and additional information to prove their marriage.
Death Records
New Brunswick Death Guided Research
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.
Census Records
Canada Census FS Collections
New Brunswick can be found in Canada censuses from 1851 to 1921. Census records may list the first name of the spouse; however, relationships are not included until 1891.





Improve searching

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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 state. Search using the state name only instead of by county.




Why the record may not exist

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Known Record Gaps

Records Start

  • 1888 Civil registration began.








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