Manitoba 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.

Starting in 1882 the Manitoba government required 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 public.

Birth records are released to the public after 100 years. For births within the past 100 years only the person named on the record, their parents, guardian or a legal representative with written permission may obtain a copy.

Marriage records are released to the public after 80 years. For marriages within the past 80 years either spouse, their children or parents if both spouses are deceased, or a legal representative with written permission may obtain a copy.

Death records are released to the public after 70 years. For deaths within the past 70 years anyone with a valid reason may apply.

Unless marked with a $ all links to available records are free to view. Some websites may require free registration.
Record Years Available to the Public Where Available
AdoptionGovernment of Manitoba
Baptisms1834-1859$ Ancestry
Births1882-
Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency
Marriages1882-
1834-1859
Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency
$ Ancestry
DivorcesArchives of Manitoba
Manitoba Courts
Deaths1882-Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency
Burials1834-1859$ Ancestry
Probate1871-1930$ Ancestry