Canadian Marriage Records Free

clip_image002From the 22nd to the 30th April Ancestry is offering free access to their Canadian Marriage Records. If you don’t have an Ancestry subs or only have an subscription now is the time to see if you have any people on your family tree who moved to Canada.



  1. I hadn’t heard about this until I saw your tweet. I will add a comment to my blog post This Week’s Freebies.

  2. I am seeking info about the marriage of William McMullin and Jessie Wilson or a Richard McMullin and a Jessie Wilson.

  3. Hi Sandy,
    I have found a marriage for Richard McMullin & Jessie Wilson’s son Wilson McMullin 7 May 1889 at Bessemer, Gogebic, Michigan. There is also entries for the family in the 1861 census. I was unable to find an entry for Richard’s marriage to Jessie. It may be that they didn’t marry or that the register has not survived. Do let us know if you do find them.
    Good luck with your hunt.

  4. Thank you for this information. I have documentation for the marriage between Wilson McMullin and Sarah Montague in May of 1889 in Bessemer, MI. I am trying to locate and documentation on Richard McMullin and Jessie Wilson and I have been unable to locate any documentation that does state they were married and the names of their children. I am also questioning if Richard or a William is the father of Wilson McMullin of Michigan. Wilson is my gr grandfather who emmigrated from St. Jerome Quebec Canada. Unable to verify this marriage and /or the true name of his father due to conflicting docs. I will keep searching but would also appreciate your help or assistance in trying to resolve this issue.

    Thanks so much Linda!

  5. Hi Sandy,
    On Ancestry they have the Drouin collection of church records for Quebec. This has an entry for Wilson son of Richard McMullins of Nible? Isles & Jeannes Wilson his wife was born on 4th May 1859 and baptised 7 August 1859 in the presence of Richard McMullin & Jennet Wilson, parents and sponsors Thomas Evans, Catherine Hodge. The minister was Joseph Griffin. The baptism took place at North Gore, Quebec Church of England church.
    The 1861 census shows Wilson at home in Argenteuil, Canada East with his father Richard, a farmer born in Ireland, his mother Jessy born Lower Canada and his siblings; William 16 yrs, James 14 yrs, George 12 yrs, Isabella 10 yrs, Margaret 8 yrs, Richard 4 yrs. Wilson is 2 years old. All the children are born Lower Canada. In the 1881 Census Wilson is still at Argenteuil and is living with his mother Janet 54 yrs a farmer & widow and his siblings; Richard 24 yrs, George 30 yrs, Elizabeth 15 yrs & Gilbert 12 yrs, Wilson is 22 yrs. They are all born Quebec.
    The marriage record doesn’t appear on Ancestry, but I think the census does show that Richard & Jessie/Janet/Jennet are the parents of Wilson born 1859 and also shows siblings of Wilson.
    Does this help?

  6. Linda,
    Thank you so much for this information. I am so excited! I have Wilson’s birth year as 1861 but I think the discrepancy is caused by a census reporting his age as 2 which would account for the 2 year difference.

    Wilson emigrated to Bessemer Township (Ironwood) MI and married Sarah Montague who was also born in Canada. Wilson and Sarah had 8 children all born in Ironwood, MI. The duplication of the names of his children probably confirm this info as correct. Wilson’s children were:Jessie, John, Thomas, Isabella, Richard, Hector, George and Francis Wilson. John, Thomas and Richard did not live til adulthood.

    I am unable to afford the monthly fees for Ancestry so this info and your help is greatly appreciated.

    Now I am on a quest to find out what county in Ireland Richard was from and also more info on Jessie Wilson. I am really excited about sharing this info with my family members.

    Many thanks.

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