Alberta Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Births, Marriages & Deaths were recorded initially by the church through their logs of baptisms, marriage ceremonies and burials. Few of these records survive and those that do can be a challenge to locate as there isn't a central respository for church records.

The Alberta government requires that all births, marriages and deaths be registered with the province. These records are held by the provincial government and kept private for a specified period of time before being released to the provincial archives.

Birth records are released after 120 years. For births within the past 120 years only the person named on the record, their parents, guardian or a legal representative with written permission may obtain a copy from Service Alberta.

Marriage records are released after 75 years. For marriages within the past 75 years either spouse, their children or parents if both spouses are deceased, or a legal representative with written permission may obtain a copy from Service Alberta.

Death records are released after 50 years. For deaths within the past 50 years, only certain persons can apply to Service Alberta.

Unless marked with a $ all links to available records are free to view. Some websites may require free registration.
Record Years Available Where Available
AdoptionsGovernment of Alberta
Births1870-
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Provincial Archives of Alberta
Service Alberta
Marriages1870-
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Provincial Archives of Alberta
Service Alberta
Divorces1841-1968
1907-1975
1975+
Library & Archives Canada
Provincial Archives of Alberta
Alberta Courts
Deaths1877-
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Provincial Archives of Alberta
Service Alberta