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Civil Registration in Canada Part 2

What Do They Contain?
Canadian Civil Registrations of birth contain the name of the individual and their parents as well as the birth place and date, and the address of the informant. But occasionally they also contain the mother's maiden name and birth place of the parents. Just like in many birth records of the United States, they may also contain the ages of the parents and occupation of the father as well as the name of the hospital.

Marriage records go beyond the date and place of marriage and also contain the residences at the time of the marriage along with the birthplaces of the bride and groom. The birthplaces include the town, province, or country. Once again the parents are listed and the groom's occupation or rank. Once again they may occasionally outwardly list the religion of the couple or give clues to the religion based on where the marriage was performed and who performed the ceremony. Previous marriages may also be listed along with signatures of the witnesses.

Remember, some parts of Canada will have records recorded in FrenchDeath records not only contain the name of the deceased and the date and place of death, but the residence, place of birth, cause of death, age at death or a birth date, name of the person giving the information (informant), and name of the registration district. Additional information that may be found in this record group includes the name of the spouse including a maiden name, religion of the deceased, names of parents with the mother's maiden name, occupation of the deceased and marital status, name of the province or country of birth for the parents, military service, name of the funeral home and much information about the death including type of illness, length of illness, time of death, etc.

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