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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in April 2013. It is an excerpt from their course Canadian: Vital Statistic Records - Part 1  by Sharon L. Murphy. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

History[edit | edit source]

The most northwesterly part of Canada, bounded by Alaska on the west, the 60th parallel on the south, the Northwest Territories on the east and the Beaufort Sea on the north is known as the Yukon Territory. This former Hudson’s Bay Company territory was acquired by Canada in 1870 and incorporated in the Northwest Territories then. It was made a provisional district in 1895 and a separate territory in 1896 after gold deposits were discovered.

Records 1898 on[edit | edit source]

Vital Statistics from 1898 are in the care of the Deputy Registrar. There are no special genealogical certificates issued. Record searches are undertaken and regular certificates are issued. Contact the office for current costs. At the time of printing, the charges were $10 to activate a search plus $1 for each year you want searched up to 10 years.

If a certificate is not specifically requested then the information found is included in letter form. All search requests must be in writing. Full information and application forms are online.

Locations of Records[edit | edit source]

A finding aid to available resources at the Yukon Archives, Genealogical Research at the Yukon Archives, is available in PDF format.

Yukon Health and Social Services - Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: 867-667-5207
Email: Vital.Statistics@gov.yk.ca

The Yukon Archives have some church records. See their website for more information.

Yukon Archives
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: 867-667-5321
Email: yukon.archives@gov.yk.ca

Yukon Public Libraries
Government of Yukon, Public Libraries (C-23)
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: 867-667-5239


Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course Canadian: Vital Statistic Records - Part 1 offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. To learn more about this course or other courses available from the Institute, see our website. We can be contacted at wiki@genealogicalstudies.com

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