Canada, British Columbia—Marriages, 1937


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, then click on the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and contains a marriage record, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the data on the image does not contain a marriage record, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Registration Number

Registration Number

Type the registration number if it was included on the document. The number was usually written, stamped, or printed in the top right corner of the document.

If a registration number was not recorded, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 42

Click here to see an example: 4184

Marriage City, Town, or District

Marriage City, Town, or District

Type the name of the city, or town, or district in which the marriage took place.

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If the it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. To use the lookup list for assistance, press Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the place-name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: William Lake

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 2

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

Type the first three letters of the month: JanFebMar, etc.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleSep

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1937

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names 

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank

Click here to see an exampleAlfred Victor

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleCampbell

Groom's Marital Status

Groom's Marital Status

Type (married or separated), (single), (widowed), or (divorced).

If marital status was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+to mark this filed as blank.

Click here to see an exampleS

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 31

Groom's Residence City or Town

Groom's Residence City or Town

Type the city or town if it was recorded.

If the city or town was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. To use the lookup list for assistance, press Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the place-name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleVancouver

Groom's Birth Province or Country

Groom's Birth Province or Country

Type the name of the birth province or country. The province or country was written on the same line as the birth town or city. If you are not sure whether a location was a province or a town, use the lookup lists for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If the location was listed on both lookup lists, index it in the Birth Town field.

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the province or country was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field

Click here to see an exampleOntario

Groom's Birth Town or City

Groom's Birth Town

Type the name of the birth town or city. The birth town was written on the same line as the province or country. If you are not sure whether a location was a province or a town, use the lookup lists for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If the location was listed on both lookup lists, index it in this field.

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the  town or city was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleWhittome

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, with the name. If the name was written multiple times on the record, index the full name. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleWilliam Frank

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname 

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Alfred

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names 

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleDora

Groom's Mother's Maiden Name

Groom's Mother's Maiden Name

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Maiden surnames are considered as surnames and should be typed in the Surname field before the married surname.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: McEnnaney

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleGiovanna

Bride's Maiden Name

Bride's Maiden Name

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Maiden surnames are considered as Surnames and should be typed in the Surname field before the married surname.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleMilne

Bride's Marital Status

Bride's Marital Status

Type (married or separated), (single), (widowed), or (divorced).

If the marital status was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleS

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example32

Bride's Residence City or Town

Bride's Residence City or Town

Type the city or town if one was recorded.

If the city or town was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated, and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. To use the lookup list for assistance, press Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the city or town was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Victoria

Bride's Birth's Province or Country

Bride's Birth Province or Country

Type the name of the birth province or country. The birth town was written on the same line as the province or country. If you are not sure whether a location was a province or a town, use the lookup lists for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If the location was listed on both lookup lists, index it in the Birth Town field.

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the province or country was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleBritish Columbia

Bride's Birth Town

Bride's Birth Town

Type the name of the birth town or city. The birth town was written on the same line as the province or country. If you are not sure whether a location was a province or a town, use the lookup lists for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If the location was listed on both lookup lists, index it in this field.

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the  town or city was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleEdinburgh

Bride's Father' s Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names 

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleGeorge

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleSchneider

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Isabella

Bride's Mother's Maiden Name

Bride's Mother's Maiden Name

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of a name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Maiden surnames are considered as surnames and should be typed in the Surname field before the married surname.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleShepherd

Banns or License

Banns or License

Type either Banns or License.

If the document does not indicate either banns or license, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleLicense