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Civil Registration - Canada, Saskatchewan

Registration of births, deaths and marriages commenced 1895*

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Type of DataBirthMarriageDeathIndex
Name of Individualyes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
may include current place of residence of deceased
Historical BMDs are in the process of being indexed and made searchable online at Saskatchewan Vital Statistics. Currently available are births more than 100 years ago; deaths that occurred prior to 1917; while marriages more than 75 years ago are not yet available. Work on the marriage index will commence after the index of deaths has been completed.

Current and non-historical certificates are subject to stringent privacy laws that govern who can apply for birth and marriage certificates. Vital Statistics advises that sources other than civil BMDs should be consulted for genealogical information wherever possible. Visit their website noted in the 'How to Obtain' column of this chart for full particulars.
Marital Statusno crosscheckyes checkmarkyes checkmark
may include name of spouse
Ageno crosscheckyes checkmark
with date and place of birth of both parties. More complete on later certificates.
yes checkmark
may include date of birth
Occupationno crosscheck  
Date of Eventyes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
Place of Eventyes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
Name of Fatheryes checkmark
may not have been included on early certificates
yes checkmarkyes checkmark
included on later certificates
Father's Occupation   
If Father Livingno crosscheckno crosscheckno crosscheck
Place of birth of Fatheryes checkmark
may not have been included on early certificates
yes checkmarkyes checkmark
included on later certificates along with date of birth
Name of Motheryes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
included on later certificates
Maiden Surname of Motheryes checkmarkyes checkmarkno crosscheck
surname recorded is her name as of the birth event of the deceased
Mother's Occupationno crosscheckno crosscheckno crosscheck
If Mother Livingno crosscheckno crosscheckno crosscheck
Place of birth of Motheryes checkmarkyes checkmarkyes checkmark
included on later certificates along with date of birth
Witnessesno crosscheckyes checkmarkno crosscheck
Relationship of Witnesses to Individualno crosscheck no crosscheck
Addresses of Witnessesno crosscheck no crosscheck
Name of Informant of Eventyes checkmarkno crosscheckyes checkmark
Relationship of Informant to Individual   
Address of Informant   
Changes to Information on certificatesA few births were recorded back to 1888. Note that many early birth certificates do not contain the father's name even if the parents were married to each other.A few marriages were recorded back to 1878. A few deaths were recorded back to 1888. Cause of death is not included on certificates.

How to Obtain

* Some BMDs registered starting in 1895 while Saskatchewan was still considered as being in the Northwest Territories. Saskatchewan became a province during 1905 at which time BMDs became the responsibility of the province. BMDs kept more systematically as of 1920 but full registration was not achieved until 1930.

By Telephone:
Toll free: 1-800-667-7551 (Canada and US)
Phone: 306-787-3251 (Regina area or outside Saskatchewan)
Fax: 306-787-8951

Online:
To search historic certificates before ordering
Certificate application forms online

By mail:
Health Registries
2130 11th Avenue
Regina SK
Canada
S4P 0J5
Email: vitalstatistics@ehealthsask.ca

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