Baptisms, births, marriages, and deaths




Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths (also known as Vital Statistics) began in Manitoba in 1882. Before that local church records are the best source of information. Churches recorded baptisms, but not births. The denomination must be known for church registrations of baptisms, marriages, and deaths. Parish, diocese, or mission district should be known as well.

Civil registrations

General Inquiries
Consumer and Corporate Affairs
254 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 0B6
Phone: 204 945-3701 (English) or 204 945-5500 (French)
Toll-free: 1-800-282-8069, ext. 3701 (English) or ext. 5500 (French)
Fax: 204 948-3128
E-mail: vitalstats@gov.mb.ca

In addition to civil registrations, this agency has some incomplete church records prior to 1882. They will be searched only when the denomination is known.

Church records

The Provincial Archives of Manitoba holds a small collection of church records. See Addresses page.

Marriage records

Marriages du Manitoba (3 volume set)
Paul J. Lareau and Fr. Julien Hamein
Le Centre de Genealogie
240 Avenue Daly, Ottawa

Death records and information

Index to the Obituaries of Brandon Newspapers 1900-1909
Consult at: South West Branch, MGS

Index to the Obituaries of Brandon Newspapers 1900-1909
Consult at: South West Branch, MGS

Lieux de mémoire : Des lieux du Manitoba perpétuent le souvenir des soldats morts à la guerre (ca. 2003)
Publié sous la direction de Gerald F. Holm et Anthoney P. Buchner
Preparé par le Programme des noms géographiques du Manitoba
Published in English as A Place of Honour: Manitoba's war dead commemorated in its geography
Includes bibliographical references
ISBN 0-7711-1525-3
Consult at:

A Place of Honour: Manitoba's war dead commemorated in its geography (2003)
Gerald F. Holm and Anthoney P. Buchner, editors
Prepared by Manitoba Geographical Names Program
Published in French as Lieux de mémoire : Des lieux du Manitoba perpétuent le souvenir des soldats morts à la guerre
ISBN 0-7711-1523-7
Consult at:

They shall grow not old: a book of remembrance (ca. 1993)
Les Allison and Harry Hayward
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Inc., Brandon, Manitoba
Consult at: Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum; GNBC Secretariat

Divorce records

An index to Canadian Parliamentary divorces, 1867-1930 (2001)
J. Brian Gilchrist and Nancy J. Duffy, compilers and editors
Audrey Gilchrist, Toronto
Includes index
ISBN 0-9698399-4-4
Consult at:


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