Canada: Domain : CANB〈=EN: Marriage Registration Query

Domain 'CANB〈=en' must be a supported two character country code followed by a state or province code.

Identification:
Individual:

   

The registration domain, for example province or state, to be searched.
The year the marriage was registered.
The registration number within the year.
The number of entries per page to return. The default is 20.
Limit the response to marriages registered in the specified county.
Limit the response to marriages registered in the specified municipality within a county. A municipality may be a city, town, or township.

Limit the response to individuals whose given names match the pattern in this field. This search is done as a case-insensitive pattern match, not a simple comparison.

Specifying simple text, comprising letters and spaces, matches against any names containing that text. "John" or "john" or "JOHN" will match "Johnathan" and "William John" as well as the simple "John".

The text may be a regular expression. There are too many options to enumerate here, but a few examples include:

This field is used to specify text to look for in the surname of the person getting married. If the value contains only letters and spaces then only surnames that match exactly (except for case) are found. Otherwise this uses regular expression pattern matching. For example to match surnames starting with "McL..." and ending with "...n", such as "McLean", "McLain", "McLennan", or "McLellan" you could specify "^McL.*n$".

The meaning of this field changes if the Soundex option is selected.

The Soundex code has been used for decades to attempt to match names that sound similar. For example it is used by police forces to perform a rough match for the names of drivers. It is a problematic tool, as it is based upon the phonetics of British surnames. If you select Soundex then the search is made for surnames that "sound like" the given surname. For example specifying Soundex together with "McLean" will match all of the surnames in the pattern match example under "Surname", but many other names as well, such "McCallum", "McAllan", "McClain", and "McWilliams".

The Soundex code has been used for decades to attempt to match names that sound similar. For example it is used by police forces to perform a rough match for the names of drivers. It is a problematic tool, as it is based upon the phonetics of British surnames. If you select this option along with a complete surname, not a pattern match, in the Surname field, then the search is made for surnames that "sound like" the given surname. For example specifying Soundex together with "McLean" will match all of the surnames in the pattern match example under "Surname", but many other names as well, such "McCallum", "McAllan", "McClain", and "McWilliams".
This option is used to search for marriages based upon the occupation of the person getting married. This field uses regular expression pattern matching. For example searching for "Labo[u]{0,1}rer" will match any occupation that contains either "Laborer" or "Labourer", including "Farm Labourer" and "R'y Laborer".
The Birth Year and Range fields are used to search for individuals based upon their approximate birth year as calculated based upon the age at the time of marriage. If Range is not specified then the Birth Year must match exactly, but you can use Range to perform an imprecise search.
The Range field specifies a range of years on either side of the specified Birth Year.
This option is used to search for individuals based upon where they were married. This is a pattern match. For example searching for "Canada" will also match "Canada East", "Canada West", "Lower Canada", and "Upper Canada".
This field is used to specify text to look for in date of marriage. For example searching for "1910" will find people who were married in 1910. Specifying "Jan" will find people who were married in January. Specifying "23" will find people who were married either on the 23rd of a month, or in 1823 or 1923. In more detail this field uses regular expression pattern matching. For example '[[:<:]]23[[:>:]]' matches dates containing '23' as a word, and so could be used to match individuals married on the 23rd of any month.
This field is used to search for marriage registrations based upon the name of the person who reported the marriage.
This field is used to search for marriage registrations based upon the relationship of the person reporting the marriage to the person getting married. For example "Father" or "Brother" or "Aunt".
This field is used to search for marriage registrations based upon the occupation of the person reporting the marriage.
This field is used to search for marriage registrations based upon the address of the informant.
This option is used to search for individuals based upon their religious affiliation. This is a pattern match. For example searching for "Meth" will match any religion containing that string, including "Wesleyan Methodist", "C. Meth.", "New Connexion Methodist", and "Methodist Episcopal".
This option is used to search for marriage registrations based upon the name of the father of the person getting married.
This option is used to search for marriage registrations based upon the name of the mother of the person getting married.
Clicking on this button performs the query.
Clicking on this button clears all of the input fields back to their default values.
Clicking on this button displays the top level statistics page for marriage registrations.
Choose this option if you wish to search for grooms. This is the default.
Choose this option if you wish to search for brides. This is the default.
Choose this option if you wish to search for presiding ministers. This is normally not selected.