Indexes to Alberta Births, Marriages, and Deaths are Online

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

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2 Responses to Indexes to Alberta Births, Marriages, and Deaths are Online

  1. Gordon Stanford says:

    Peter,

    Great resource, but with anything the government is in charge of it is painful to use. I was able to locate my grandfathers marriage certificate but I had to read through 11 pages of handwritten records, then request the certificate. I could either go view it, i assume in Edmonton, or have them mail it to me for a fee. They didn’t even have a way of emailing it to me.

    It’s funny that with a government so concerned about the environment, that my only choices are to drive somewhere or have paper mailed to me.

    Do you know if these will be indexed? I’d love to use it, but having to do that for each birth, death and marriage certificate that I need will take me forever.

    Thanks,

    Gord

    On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 11:24 AM, Peter’s Family History Notes wrote:

    > Peter posted: “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” >

  2. Peter,

    I want to let you know that your blog is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2017/04/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-april-21.html

    Have a great weekend!

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