Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Birth Marriage Death Records

In Canada, BMDs are better known as Vital Statistics. Do keep this in mind when searching for these records on the internet. Search provincial government websites to order a certificate or search the databases. Unlike the UK, (a country wide civil registration after 1837) dates of vital statistics registration vary from province to province.


!!  Please note: date ranges are specific to each province. !!
Library and Archives Canada - information about genealogy - 
click on a Province in the left column

Gov't of Alberta Vital Statistics - has links to other provincial websites

Alberta - http://culture.alberta.ca/paa/genealogists.aspx please click on the comment link to see updated information about Alberta's BMDs provided by Shannon Cherkowski. 
!!NEW!! http://provincialarchives.alberta.ca/how-to/find-birth-marriage-death-records/Default.aspx



New Brunswick - http://archives.gnb.ca/Archives  
!!NEW!! - New Brunswick Index to Births search - http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/VISSE/?culture=en-CA
Newfoundland - http://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/vitalstats/index.html


Northwest Territories - http://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/vital-statistics



Nova Scotia - http://novascotia.ca/sns/access/vitalstats/genealogy.asp


Nunavut - http://www.gov.nu.ca/  BMDs before 01/04/1999 will be found under the NWT Vital Statistics.

Ontario - http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/tracing/the_records.aspx



Prince Edward Island - https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/search-public-archives-material-online



Quebec - http://www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca/en/certificate-copy-act.html


Saskatchewan - http://genealogy.ehealthsask.ca/vsgs_srch.aspx


Yukon - www.yukonarchives.ca


1 comment:

  1. Hi Penny,
    Great blog! In Alberta, access to Vital Statistics is going through a change. Have a look at the Provincial Archives of Alberta website - Genealogists section http://culture.alberta.ca/paa/genealogists.aspx

    Access in house to the vital statistic registers changed late last year. The registers, that I suspect you viewed on your visit there, are no longer viewable by the public. As sad as it is to see such things come to an end, there are positives to this change. Birth registrations older than 120 years, Marriage registrations over 75 years, and Death registrations over 50 years are available and one can order photocopies. Registrations contain a mountain of information, much more than the registers we previously viewed and much more than certificates do. If anyone has questions, they should direct them to the Provincial Archives of Alberta paa@gov.ab.ca. Hope this helps your viewers.

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