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 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths

Note:  Sometimes referred to as BMD (birth, marriage, death)

 

British Columbia Vital Events Indexes

These online indexes contain a summary of information on historic births, deaths and marriages that were submitted to District Registrars and registered by the Director of Vital Statistics. These indexes are of limited release dates (births over 100 years old, marriages over 75 years old and deaths over 20 years old) for British Columbia only.

Microfilms of the registrations

Certain libraries and archives in British Columbia have microfilm copies of the birth, marriage, and death registrations available for viewing. See the list for the one nearest you. Copies can be requested for viewing at your local Family History Centre, too. To determine which film you need, the Vital Statistics Indexes will tell you which microfilm you need to look at.

Genealogical Certificates

Requests for genealogical certificates must be sent to the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency. Fees for the certificates are listed in the Vital Statistics Agency Fee List. Requests should be sent to the Vital Statistics Agency. Complete and mail a form or telephone the number listed below. Specify all of the information from the index for the registration requested, except the GSU microfilm number. The address is:

British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency
818 Fort Street
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
V8W 1H8

Phone: 250 952-2681

 



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