Our birth, marriage, and death (BMD) abstracts are now available online. Here you can find and view short summaries of birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and death notices from the earliest issues of our newspapers (from the late 1800s up to September 1936.) Each abstract is its own searchable record and, where available, there is a link to the digitized page of the newspaper where it originally appeared. The abstracts are from a variety of newspapers, with the Arnprior Chronicle being the most prevalent by far. The complete list of the newspaper titles that were digitized is available here.
To search: Use the search engine above to search only within the BMD newspaper abstracts, or go to the main search screen to find records across all of our holdings at the same time. Once you find the record you're looking for, click on the link to the newspaper page. The name will be highlighted on the page. There are a few abstracts where there is no link to the newspapers.
To browse: Click on one of the abstracts below. Each is sorted alphabetically. Entries are from the Arnprior Chronicle, unless another newspaper is cited. There are no links to the corresponding newspaper PDF page, but it can be useful to see the abstracts grouped together.
Please be patient as some of the issues may be slow to load.
Our thanks to the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society who provided the funding to have the BMD abstracts online and link to the original newspapers, as well as the most recent update to 1936.
All entries are The Arnprior Chronicle, unless another newspaper is cited. Abbreviations used are:
AN — The Arnprior News
WM — The Arnprior Watchman
AG — The Almonte Gazette
Following the newspaper citation, there may be one or more asterisks.
* — Indicates there is additional information on the microfilm that is not included in the abstract, e.g. names of other relatives, pallbearers, burial sites and occupations.
** — Indicates that the information was found in an original paper copy BUT NO further information exists in the newspaper.
*** — Indicates that the information was found in an original paper copy AND there is additional information that is not included in the abstract. (Note: not on microfilm.)
This additional information can be obtained by contacting or visiting the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives.