Saskatchewan, Government Birth, Marriage, and Death Records (National Institute)
The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Canadian Vital Statistics Records Part 2 by by Sharon L. Murphy. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).
As in most provinces, public access to recent vital records is not permitted due to privacy issues. These records are in the control of eHealth Saskatchewan, Vital Statistics Unit and date back to about the turn of the 19th century. Eligibility for birth and marriage certificates is restricted to the persons named on the certificate, the parents, the spouse or the children (of a marriage). Next-of-kin are also eligible for a death certificate.
“Genealogical certificates” can be applied for and received but only under the same restrictions as above. They will not handle “speculative searches” where insufficient identifying information is on the application form. A genealogical certificate is a photocopy of the original registration, stamped with “for genealogical purposes only.”
An index of historic birth records of more than 100 years old and historic death records of more than 70 years old is available on the eHealth Saskatchewan site. This is a work in progress. Currently the deaths end at 1917. Marriages registered more than 75 years ago will eventually be added to the index once the death index is complete.
For more information regarding restrictions, application forms and fees visit their website.
The information found on these certificates has changed over the years as more information was recorded as follows:
|1899||Name, date, place, sex, name of father, maiden name of mother|
|1898||Birth place of parents|
|1916||Age of parents and number of children born to date to mother and number still living, date and place of parents’ marriage.|
|1899||Name, age, residence, birthplace of bride and groom, place and date of event, names of witnesses, name of officiating clergyman, name of parents of bride and groom.|
|1900||Religion of Clergyman|
|1916||Maiden name of Mothers|
|1920||Birthplace of fathers|
|1947||Birthplace of mothers|
|1889||Name, date, place, sex, birthplace, age, occupation|
|1916||Residence, name and birthplace of father, maiden name and birthplace of mother, place of burial|
|1920||Date of Birth|
|1947||Name of husband or maiden name of wife|
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