Are you registered for the Red Deer Rootstech Family History Fair on 8 April? Click Here to register. Live sessions are listed at rdroots.wordpress.com– and video sessions will be announced in a couple of days.
Meanwhile you will be pleased to hear this news:
Alberta has the indexes to birth, marriages, and deaths online. I know this was a large and complex project – and we should all celebrate.
What’s available? How do I get to use the indexes? Can I order a copy of the registration?
Go to http://provincialarchives.alberta.ca/ , scroll down and click on Genealogy, and then on the right click on Find Birth, Marriage and Death Records http://provincialarchives.alberta.ca/how-to/find-birth-marriage-death-records/Default.aspx
You will note that The Provincial Archives of Alberta provides access to:
- birth records that are 120 years or older (from the date of birth)
- marriage records that are 75 years or older (from the date of marriage)
- death records that are 50 years or older (from the date of death)
- stillbirth records that are 75 years or older (from the date of stillbirth)
So you can search the indexes, but notice the link Request Form – which brings a form on the screen to request access to the actual registration of Birth or Marriage or Death with 2 ways to access the information. If you are able to go to Edmonton then you can go to the Provincial Archives or you can have the registration mailed to you for a cost of $0.35/photocopy plus shipping and handling.
Congratulations to the Provincial Archives for providing this service.
And now I have to update my article on Civil Registration Across Canada