Alberta vital statistics date from about the
1850s to present day. Availability is dependent upon the year, which
record is needed, and where that record is kept.
Note that Alberta vital statistics are currently
NOT available on the internet!
Alberta (Vital Statistics Office)
Marriages: c1890-present day
Deaths: c1890-present day
Birth, marriage & death records
held by Service Alberta are NOT public record. In order to access these
records you must submit a paid application and meet specific criteria.
Anyone can apply for registrations of:
Births that occurred 100+ years ago
Marriages that occurred 75+ years ago
Deaths that occurred 50+ years ago
To obtain a copy of a birth, marriage or
death that occurred more recently than 100/75/50 years ago you must be
either the person in question (ie. Your own birth or marriage
registration), next-of-kin, or have a legal reason for access (see Service
Alberta for complete list of those eligible to apply).
Tip: Request a photocopy
of the registration for genealogy purposes as it holds the most
Provincial Archives holds birth, marriage & death records from
c1870 through to the 1980s but the collection is
incomplete. Indexes are available for the records they do hold -
records up to 1905 are alphabetized by name of person, records after
1905 are alphabetized by place name.
Vital statistics not available at the
archives can be requested from Service
The index to pre 1905 records have been published as the following and are available in most Alberta public libraries:
- Alberta, formerly a part of the North-West Territories : an index to birth, marriage and death registrations prior to 1900
- Alberta, formerly the Northwest Territories : index to registration of births, marriages and deaths, 1870 to 1905
|AFHS Civil Records
Lutheran Church Records (excerpt)