Genealogy

Vital Statistics registers births, deaths, marriages, stillbirths and changes of names in the province of Saskatchewan.  eHealth Saskatchewan issues certificates as legal proof of these vital events.  Much of the information we have on file may be searched and obtained.

 

Genealogy Index Searches

Search online for births registered in Saskatchewan more than 100 years ago and deaths registered more than 70 years ago.

Access to records

The legislation governing these records designates certain records as ‘open' records. These records can be accessed by clicking on the Genealogy Index Searches link above. All other records are restricted or ‘closed'. Access to restricted records is governed by legislation and policy.

Indexes (open records)
The index contains those births registered with Vital Statistics more than 100 years ago, and deaths registered more than 70 years ago. Marriages registered more than 75 years ago will eventually be added to the online index. Records in this index can be found by using the Genealogy Indexes Search link above.

Restricted (closed) records
Applications for genealogical photocopies can be processed more quickly when full and accurate identifying information about the vital event is provided. Please note that Vital Statistics does not handle speculative searches pertaining to vital events where the applicant cannot provide the required identifying information.

Searches of restricted records and the issuing of a photocopy of the original record for genealogical purposes are conducted by Vital Statistics staff in accordance with provincial legislation and policy.

All vital events are registered individually and no cross-references are made between events to establish family relationships.

 

Who can apply for a genealogical photocopy of a restricted record

The eligibility rules for obtaining a genealogical photocopy of a restricted record are the same as those for obtaining Birth Certificates, Death Certificates and Marriage Certificates.

 

Types of genealogical documents

Photocopy of a Registration of Live Birth (21.5 cm x 35.4 cm)
Contains all of the information that appears on the original Registration of Live Birth form. The document is stamped "FOR GENEALOGY ONLY."

Photocopy of a Registration of Death (21.5 cm x 35.4 cm)​
Contains all of the information that appears on the original Registration of Death form excluding cause of death. The document is stamped "FOR GENEALOGY ONLY."

Photocopy of a Registration of Marriage(21.5 cm x 35.4 cm)
Contains all of the information that appears on the original Registration of Marriage form. The document is stamped "FOR GENEALOGY ONLY."

 

Other sources for Saskatchewan genealogical records

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society 
110 - 1514  11th Avenue
Regina, SK   S4P 0H2

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 1894
Regina, SK   S4P 3E1
 
Phone:  (306) 780-9207      
Fax:  (306) 780-3615
Web site:  www.saskgenealogy.com
E-mail:  saskgenealogy@sasktel.net

Saskatchewan Archives Board


Saskatchewan Archives Board
University of Regina
Regina, SK    S4S 0A2
Located at 3303 Hillsdale St.
Tel: (306) 787-4068
Fax: (306) 787-1197
Email: info.regina@archives.gov.sk.ca

 

Saskatchewan Archives Board
Room 91, Murray Building
University of Saskatchewan
3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK    S7N 5A4
Tel: (306) 933-5832
Fax: (306) 933-7305
Email: info.saskatoon@archives.gov.sk.ca