Open main menu
Saskatchewan Wiki Topics
Saskatchewan Flag.png
Beginning Research
Record Types
Saskatchewan Background
Cultural Groups
Local Research Resources


Online Records

Records at Ancestry.com and FindMyPast can be searched free-of-charge at a Family History Center near you.

History

  • Civil registration of marriages began in 1878 and registration of births and deaths in Saskatchewan began in 1888.
  • However, due to the difficulties of bringing in a new system in the early years, many birth, marriage and death registrations were not recorded until approximately 1920.
  • Due to privacy issues, birth and marriage certificates are not normally issued except to the individual themselves or to his/her agent or direct descendants.
  • Records for these time periods are no longer private:
  • Births (more than 100 years ago)
  • Deaths (more than 70 years ago)
  • Marriages (more than 75 years ago

Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates

Divorces

"This database includes the names of the spouses, places of residence at the time of the marriage and divorce, other marriages (if noted), and dates of marriage and divorce (the date when the act became law) for divorce acts from this period. The original records may include additional information such as other places of residence, occupations, additional court action taken, and number of children (and occasionally their names or genders), if any. The very restrictive grounds for the cost of a divorce made them quite rare; the records are, however, worth obtaining when they apply".[1]

Adoptions

See Post Adoption Services for information on requesting information and reunion registration.

Contents

Contents have varied through the years:

Birth Registrations

1889: 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

Marriage Registrations

1899: Name, age, residence, religion, birthplace of bride and groom, place and date of event, names of witnesses, name of officiating clergyman, name of parents of bridge and groom.
1900: Religion of Clergyman
1916: Maiden name of mothers
1920: Birthplace of fathers
1947 Birthplace of mothers

Death Registrations

1889: Name, date, place, sex, birthplace, age, occupation
1898: Marital status
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

Ordering Certificates

  • For the years available, order a genealogical copy. Provide the information found in the index.

Genealogical applications for registrations more current than the above are restricted by legislation governing privacy. Speculative searches are not undertaken so complete identifying information must be provided. For more information regarding restrictions and fees, visit their website.

eHealth Saskatchewan
Vital Statistics Registry
101 – 1445 Park Street
Regina, SK S4N 4C5
(Mail orders can be paid by money order, cheque or credit card)

Please make money orders and cheques payable to eHealth Saskatchewan.

Phone: 1-855-eHS-LINK (347-5465)
Email: VitalStatistics@ehealthsask.ca[2]

Division of Vital Statistics
Department of Health
T. C. Douglas Building
3475 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 6X6
CANADA
Telephone:

Vital Statistics Unit
Department of Health
1919 Rose Street
Regina, SK S4P 3V7
CANADA

There is a fee for obtaining vital records. The Division of Vital Statistics can give you the exact cost.

References

  1. "Canada Parliamentary Marriage and Divorces, 1867-1919," at Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/5776/, accessed 29 Noovember 2020.
  2. Murphy, Sharon L. "Saskatchewan Birth, Marriage, and Death Records (National Institute)," National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012), https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Saskatchewan_Birth,_Marriage,_and_Death_Records_%28National_Institute%29.