Manitoba Vital Records

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Civil registration of births, deaths, and marriages began in 1882 in Manitoba. Because many individuals in the early years of registration did not comply, the records are somewhat incomplete up to around 1920.

Some births, marriages, and deaths not recorded in vital records may be in church records.

For additional information about vital records, including research strategies, see Canada Vital Records.


All vital records must be requested on forms available from Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Copies of these records are available, with some restrictions, from:

Vital Statistics
Manitoba Community Services
104 - 401 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P8

Genealogy Searches for Unrestricted Records

Births (more than 100 years ago)
Marriages (more than 80 years ago)
Deaths (more than 70 years ago)

Note: In the case of Births, clicking "Detail View" will normally show the maiden name of the mother.

For a guide to online searches for vital statistics, click here.


Between 1920 and 1983, divorce records were kept at the King’s Bench court offices of the province. Since 1983, all divorce records over 25 years old from each of the offices outside Winnipeg or 40 years old in the Winnipeg Eastern Judicial District are being transferred to the Provincial Archives. These records are indexed.