Can I search for birth/marriages of recent Canadians such as 1980's ?

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Can I search for Birth/marriages of canadians born /married since 1950, Im trying to piece together the relationships for some Ontario born Canadians with the same surname. Sites such as dont seem to have more records later than 1950, Im unclear are these records accessible or not ?
in The Tree House by Paul Taylor G2G6 Mach 1 (18.4k points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway

3 Answers

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You can give it a try at (a free site) 1980 marriages are more likely to yield better results that 1980 births as  tends to emphasize deceased people. Just fill in the blanks and press enter. Four examples follow:

Russell John Smith
Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947
birth:    5 July 1923    London
death:    5 July 1923    London, Middlesex, Ontario
burial:    7 July 1923    Mount Pleasant    
father:    Russell Smith
mother:    Flossie F. Oliver        

John Smith
Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922
birth:    1920    Canada
immigration:    July 1920    Quebec City, Quebec, Canada            

John Smith
Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922
birth:        Canada
immigration:    August 1919    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada            

John A Smith
Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922
birth:        Ireland
immigration:    October 1919    Quebec City, Quebec, Canada    

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
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In every province I've checked, BMD records are held back for a set time. For example, the BC Archives only makes birth records available up to 1903, marriage records up to 1940 (which is two years later than it was just a few weeks ago), and death records up to 1993. However, you may still be able to source more recent events by searching newspaper archives for family notices.


by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (657k points)
Yes I have been sourcing newspapers but I have a few people with a particular surname and I cant quite work out whose there parents are. Is it listed somehere what this set time is, Ontario is the province Im interested in.
Maybe if you pointed to a profile in that branch, other people could help you look.

Maybe, but I only add things to wikitree when satisfied correct, and some of the people may still be alive so wouldnt be visible to you anyway.
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BC archives posted to Kitty's Library page 08:47 CST 23 April 2016. JPVIV

there are 17 other free Canada Sources to search at Kitty's Library :)
by Anonymous Vickery G2G6 Pilot (252k points)
Thanks but these seem to be for olders records, I specificlay asking about Canada records since 1950

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