Printed Indexes to Marriages in Ontario, 1869-1872.
The following information on these printed indexes is provided by: Fawne Stratford-Devai, Jay Nellis and Jay Smith. They were kind enough to let subscribers to the Canadian-Roots mailing list know about these resources.
One of the problems when searching for marriages in Ontario Civil registration records from 1869-1873 is that there is no central index available. I recently found a set of indexes (6 books altogether) compiled by Renie A. Rumpel that index this difficult time period. Within her index Renie includes the following information : Name Spouse Date Location Volume Page Gray, Annie Berringer 07-Seo-1869 Perth C. Volume 2 page 233 Berringer, William Gray 07-Sep-1869 Perth C. Volume 2 page 233 Once you have this information you can then look up what reel Volume 2 is on microfilm from the archives of Ontario (MS 932 reel 1) or the LDS microfilm number 1862473. These books essentially index all the marriages from 1869-1873 that there are no indexes for at the archives of Ontario. I have also borrowed another index created by Renie Rumpel titled "Roman Catholic Marriage Registers in Ontario, Canada 1828-1870. Now I do not know how complete this last index is but they are based on a number of different catholic parish and mission registers in the Archives of Ontario. They included the following items: Toronto: St. Paul's 1833-1857, Adjala Mission (Simcoe, York Counties) 1833-1857, St. Margaret Mission 1833-1857 (Simcoe, York Counties) St. Gregory Mission 1844-1856 (Ontario County), Newmarket Mission 1850-1870 (Simcoe, York Counties), Townships above Toronto (York County) 1830-1833, St. Catharines 1851-1852 (Lincoln County), Port Colbourne 1860-1870 (Welland County), Falls View 1858-1869 (Welland County), Niagara on the Lake 1828-1857 (Lincoln County), Dixie Parish 1856-1857 (Peel County), Gore Mission 1834-1869 (Peel County). As you can see from the Catholic index list of what is included that it does NOT cover a great deal of the province but if you have people in these areas during the time periods noted then I would be happy to do a look up in this index also. My friend purchased them from Global Genealogy (on the internet). 6 volume set titled Index to Marriage Registrations of Ontario Canada can be found on the following page: This is the specific page for the books. The Roman Catholic index can be found on the following page: The Roman Catholic book is $29.95 (canadian) and the other six books can be purchased individually. ISBN numbers: Book 1: 0-9699238-0-5 Book 2: 0-9699238-1-3 Book 3: 0-9699238-4-8 Book 4: 0-9699238-5-6 Book 5: 0-9699238-3-X Book 6: 0-9699238-2-1 They have been compiled and published Renie A. Rumpel & Carrie J. Slingsby. The ISBN number for the Roman Catholic book is: Roman Catholic Marriage Registers in Ontario Canada 1828-1870 isbn# 0-9699238-7-2 I know the original marriage books have indexes within them but this set of 6 books is nice because it means a few less books to have to look through since the marriages were not part of the central civil registration indexes. Fawne Stratford-Devai Vice-President, APOLROD Visit our web site:
Jay Nellis located several libraries holding these indexes, for those who can visit those locations. He used FirstSearch to locate these libraries and their copyright is as follows:
FirstSearch (logo)--A world of information online FirstSearch. Copyright 1992-1997 OCLC as to electronic presentation and platform. All rights reserved. [ Database WorldCat | Search au:Rumpel and au:Slingsby and pt:bks and ln "English" | Results 2 records | Record 1] _________________________________________________________________ Ownership: Check the catalogs in your library. ACCESSION: 34551078 AUTHOR: Rumpel, Renie A. (Renie Arlene), 1942- TITLE: Index to marriage registrations of Ontario, Canada, 1869-1873 PLACE: Waterloo, Ont. : PUBLISHER: Ontario Indexing Services, YEAR: 1995 1996 PUB TYPE: Book FORMAT: 6 v. ; 29 cm. NOTES: Bk. 1. issued 1995 ; revised edition published 1996. Bk. 1. vol. 1-4 -- Bk. 2. vol. 4-10 -- Bk. 3. vol. 11-16 -- Bk. 4. vol. 17-12 -- Bk. 5. vol. 22-26 -- Bk. 6. vol. 27-31. ISBN: 0969923864 (pbk. : v. 1, revised) 0969923813 (bk. 2) 0969923848 (bk. 3) 0969923856 (bk. 4) 096992383X (bk. 5) 0969923821 (bk. 6) 0969923805 (bk. 1) SUBJECT: Marriage records -- Ontario -- Indexes. Registres des mariages -- Ontario -- Index. Ontario -- G=82n=82alogie. OTHER: Slingsby, C., 1959- FirstSearch data shows your item or magazine is owned by these libraries. Check with your librarian about how to get the item. State/Province/Region: IL _Symbol___Library_________________________________________Interlibrary Loan IBV NEWBERRY LIBR N State/Province/Region: IN _Symbol___Library_________________________________________Interlibrary Loan IMF ALLEN CNTY PUB LIBR Y State/Province/Region: MI _Symbol___Library_________________________________________Interlibrary Loan EEX LIBRARY OF MICHIGAN Y EYB MACOMB CNTY LIBR Y EYP DETROIT PUB LIBR Y EZH FLINT PUB LIBR Y State/Province/Region: NM _Symbol___Library_________________________________________Interlibrary Loan QUE ALBUQUERQUE PUB LIBR Y State/Province/Region: TX _Symbol___Library_________________________________________Interlibrary Loan TXN HOUSTON PUB LIBR Y State/Province/Region: WI _Symbol___Library_________________________________________Interlibrary Loan WIH STATE HIST SOC OF WISCONSIN Y State/Province/Region: ON _Symbol___Library_________________________________________Interlibrary Loan NLC NATIONAL LIBR OF CANADA N TOH METROPOLITAN TORONTO REF LIBR N
Notice that they are available for ILL from libraries in the USA only. Pity.
6 volume set titled Index to Marriage Registrations of Ontario Canada can also be found at : The Kent Branch of OGS Library collection housed at the Chatham Public Library, Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Unfortunately these books are not available on inter-loan, but, can be used by anyone within the library. Jay Smith