Genealogy Searches for Restricted Records
Who can apply
Effective January 1, 2003, The Vital Statistics Act
was proclaimed providing
unrestricted access to some records.
Restrictions will still apply for the
Births less than 100 years ago
Marriages less than 80 years ago
Deaths less than 70 years ago
If either the party concerned or the immediate next of kin (spouse, children, parents,
or siblings) are living, written proof of their consent to release the requested
information is to be attached to the application.
The fee for each search and document is $30.00. The fee is payable by cheque or money
order to the "Minister of Finance" or by credit card.
What you will receive
The document issued is a certified photocopy of the registration of the event on file at
Vital Statistics which is stamped "Genealogical Purposes Only". The certified photocopy
contains information exactly as recorded on the original registration, and, although
the information may differ from your application, it cannot be amended. If the record
you requested is not located, a Search Receipt is issued stating there is no record of
the event for the years searched. The fees are not refundable.
If you have any additional information you believe would
assist us in our search, please include it with the application.
Download Application Forms