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Civil Registration - Canada, Newfoundland

Registration of births, deaths and marriages commenced 1949*

See "How to Obtain" below chart

Type of DataBirthMarriageDeathIndex
Name of Individualyes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark* Newfoundland became a province during 1949. Before that time it was a British possession. 1891 to 1948 BMDs mostly maintained as copies of church register entries. Official death certificates began circa 1948. BMDs are indexed and viewable online as follows: Vital Records, 1840-1949; Vital Statistics, 1753-1893. Also for pre-1949 records visit Newfoundland's Grand Banks website.
Marital Statusno crosscheckyes checkmarkyes checkmark
on later certificates
Ageno crosscheckyes checkmarkyes checkmark
with place of birth on later certificates
Occupationno crosscheckyes checkmarkyes checkmark
Date of Eventyes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
with cause of death
Place of Eventyes checkmarkyes checkmark
with usual place of residence of both parties
yes checkmark
with usual place of residence at time of death
Name of Fatheryes checkmark  
Father's Occupationyes checkmark  
If Father Living   
Place of birth of Father   
Name of Motheryes checkmark  
Maiden Surname of Mother   
Mother's Occupation   
If Mother Living   
Place of birth of Mother   
Witnesses yes checkmark 
Relationship of Witnesses to Individual   
Addresses of Witnesses   
Name of Informant of Eventyes checkmark yes checkmark
Relationship of Informant to Individual   
Address of Informant   
Changes to Information on certificates  Pre-1949 deaths included religion and place of burial.

How to Obtain

In person:
See Applications for BMD certificates for list of offices or visit this link for a complete list of Government Service Centres.

By Telephone:
For certificate 1949 to date:
Tel: (709) 729-3308
Toll Free: 1-855-729-3380
Facsimile: (709) 729-0946

For certificates 1949 to date
OR, Application for Birth Certificate to mail in
Application for Death or Marriage Certificate to mail in

By mail:
For certificates 1949 to date:
Newfoundland Vital Statistics
Mount Pearl Office
Motor Registration Building
P. O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
Canada A1B 4J6

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