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From: "Lorine McGinnis Schulze" <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] How to proceed?
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 14:30:29 -0500
On 19 Jan 2003 at 12:13, Mona wrote:
> I'm researching my husband's family. I found the earliest
> possible listing on the 1901 Census. I'm not interested at this
> point in birth certificates. But I have no way of determining
> their dates of marriage or death, which is what I am currently
> interested in. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to find
> this information? I've looked online, with no success, even
> though people are doing wonderful jobs of posting marriages and
It's difficult to guide you without knowing more details. You
can determine an approximate year for marriage based on ages of
children BUT you haven't told us how old this family was in
Why not pursue the family backwards, consulting one record type
at a time? Since you have 1901 census, you would then look for
them in 1891, 1881, 1871 and so on until they are no longer
That will give you family groups, ages, and more information
such as land locations (1871 agricultural census).
Then you can start estimating marriage and birth dates from the
census records, and then start in with vital stats and church
records. Each record you find will add more information and
clues to help you go on.
For help with Ontario records see
Choose your event of interest - in this case CENSUS RECORDS and
start reading. You will find information on what's available
and a comprehensive list of links to online census records.
Then go to VITAL STATS and do the same thing!
Lorine McGinnis Schulze
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