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Genealogical Search

A genealogical search allows individuals to discover more about their family history.

The Vital Statistics office is only one of many places through which a genealogical search may be conducted. Records may also be found through churches, the Provincial Archives of Alberta (external Website), the Alberta Genealogical Society, libraries (including the Legislative Library) and various local history books.

When conducting a search through Alberta Vital Statistics it is important to understand the following.


Who may apply for a genealogical search?

Anyone may apply for a genealogical search of a record when the record is old enough.


Up until a record is that old, Vital Statistics records are not public and the person applying must show he/she is eligible to make an application. Eligibility detail is available in one of the following (as is applicable).