Northwest Territories Vital Records

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Records of births, marriages, and deaths for what is now the Northwest Territories began in 1925. All vital records of birth, marriage, and death must be requested on forms available from the Division of Vital Statistics.

Earlier records labeled for the Northwest Territories were made for areas now part of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory. They must be obtained from offices in those provinces. For a time line and more information, see Northwest Territories History.

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

For additional information about vital records and search strategies, see Canada Vital Records.


The Health Services Administration division administers and maintains a territory-wide system for registering births, deaths, and marriages. Check their internet site for information about searching.