It was fun to search the new Ontario Marriage Records brought online by Ancestry.com this week. My mom and dad married in Guelph in 1936 in a double wedding with mom's sister! It was interesting to see my mother and father's marriage.
It was new to me that my dad was a hat-maker! I knew he worked for Biltmore Hats but didn't know exactly what he did there.I thought perhaps a low-level job on an assembly line.
According to the website:
This database is a collection of approximately 3.3 million marriages recorded in Ontario, Canada between 1826 and 1928, and 1933 and 1936. The indexes contained in this collection were created by two different organizations – Ancestry and the Genealogical Research Library in Brampton, Ontario. The following list is a breakdown of the records included in this database and who created the index to them.
Indexed by Ancestry (includes images of the records):
Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928, 1933-1935 (MS 932, Archives of Ontario)
Division Registrar Vital Statistics Records, 1858-1918 (MS 940, Archives of Ontario) [However, there are very few marriages in this record set.]
Marriage License Books, 1907-1910 (MS 945, Archives of Ontario)
Delayed Registrations of Marriages, 1892-1919 (MS 948, Archives of Ontario)
District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858 (MS 248, Archives of Ontario)
Roman Catholic Marriage Registers, 1828-1870 (MS 248, Archives of Ontario)
Indexed by Genealogical Research Library (no images available):
Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1919 (MS 932, Archives of Ontario)
County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869 (microfilm, Family History Library) (the FHL microfilm is of Archives of Ontario microfilm series MS 248, reels 5-18)