Marriages of Ste Luce church, Aroostook Co., Maine

Marriages at Ste Luce

This database contains information abstracted from the Ste Luce Parish register, and includes information on all marriages performed at Ste Luce parish while Father Henri Dionne was pastor, from January 1843 to January 1860. In that period, 420 marriages were recorded in the parish register.


Information included in the marriage records

Each marriage was numbered consecutively, with each year beginning with M1. In the margin of the register were written the names of the bride and groom.

Here's a typical record:

Le dix-neuf septembre mil huit cent quarante huit, vu la dispense d'un ban accordé par nous autorisé à cela par Sa Grandeur Mgr. Dollard, et après la publication des deux autres, faite aux prônes de nos messes paroissiales, entre Francis Corbin, domicilié à St.Bruno, fils majeur de défunt Amable Corbin, et de Marie Anne Perrault de St.Bruno d'une part, et Susanne Albert, fille mineure de défunt Joseph Albert et de Rose Chuinard de cette paroisse, d'autre part, ne s'etant découvert aucun empêchement, nous soussigné curé, avons de l'agrement des parens, reçu leur mutuel consentement et leurs avons donné la bénédiction nuptiale, en présence de Benoni Vaillancourt, d'André Michaud et de plusieurs autres qui ainsi que les épouses n'ont su signer. H. Dionne, ptre. On 19 September 1848, in view of the dispensation of one bann granted by myself, authorised by His Lordship Monsignor Dollard, and after the publication of two others, at the sermons of our parish masses, between Francis Corbin, who resides at St. Bruno, son of age of the late Amable Corbin and of Marie Anne Perrault of St. Bruno, and Susanne Albert, minor daughter of the late Joseph Albert and of Rose Chuinard of this parish, not having discovered any obstacle, we the undersigned curé have the agreement of the parents received their mutual consent and have given them the nuptial blessing, in the presence of Benoni Vaillancourt, André Michaud, and several others, who, along with the spouses, did not know how to sign their names. H. Dionne, priest

Here are the kinds of information that are included in the marriage records:


Using the database

In order to access the marriage data, use either the simple search form or the advanced search form.

Simple Search:

The simple search form allows you to search by last name of: groom, bride, their parents, and their former spouses (if widowed). You can search either with their names or with the soundex codes (More information on soundex).

In the simple search you can specify which terms must be in all records, terms that cannot be in records, etc. using the common operators: +  -  *  "" (more information about boolean search mode) Please be sure to read the note below about the spelling of names in the Ste.Luce register.

Clicking on the "Search" button will produce a table of names, ordered alphabetically by last name of groom, that fit your search criteria. At the end of each row is a link, "Details." Clicking on that link will bring you to a page with all information for that particular record.

Advanced Search:

The Advanced Search Form allows you to search by the following fields:

You must enter a value into one of the fields for the form to work; if you do not you will get an alert. (Note: The form does not seem to work with Netscape 6; please use another browser).

You can use either of the "search" buttons on the form, they are the same.

Advanced Search results

Clicking on the "search" button brings you to the advanced search results page. Here you will see all of the records that fit your search criteria. The results are listed in the order in which they appear in the register.

The data is organized in rows and columns. The column heads are all self explanatory; for information on each of them see the above section on "information included in marriage records."

Please note that the search results page does not include all of the information from the record. To access that you must click the link "details" at the end of each record.

"Details" page

Clicking on "details" brings you to a new page that will give you all of the information from that record, including the occupation of the groom, the groom's father, and the bride's father; whether the bride and groom were of age or minors; the number of banns read and in which parishes; whether a dispensation was granted for consanguinity, and if so, how the bride and groom are related; the name of the priest; any additional information included in the record (in the Parish Register Notes field) and the soundex codes of the groom, bride, their mothers, and former spouses. Also included are images of the signatures of those witnesses or participants in the marriage who signed the parish register.

In the field labeled "Comments (not from register)" I have included additional information about the person that is not from the parish register, for example the correct spelling of last names, as well as links to those people (or their parents) for whom I have set up web pages, most of whom are directly related to me.

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This database search tool was created using Stephen P Morse's One-Step Search Tool generator
Last revised 18 Mar 2006
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