The last time I read the details on the AB Govt website, it said that IN
PROVINCE people had to get their record from an authorized Alberta
Registries Office (the folks who help you renew your driver's license, etc.
- all over Calgary). OUT OF PROVINCE people could go to the provincial
The details as to what you have to do to get a record depend on your
relationship to the person in the record. To get one's own - proof of
identity likely. For recent records, proof of direct descendancy (in fact
legislation says one must be THE next of kin). For older records, anyone in
the public can request/get.
MHSA Library & Archives Coordinator
Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
Mennonite Genealogical Data Index
] On Behalf
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 11:20 AM
To: George Lake; dist-gen@...
Subject: RE: Alberta Birth Records
For official records of births, marriages, and deaths - and to obtain copies
for those records as your friend is trying to do, contact Vital Statistics.
Here is the link: http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/vs/forms.cfm
Vital Statistics are provincial organizations, so they vary slightly in each
province, but that's where to go.
Hope it helps your friend!
Of George Lake
Sent: June 6, 2007 9:55 AM
Subject: Fwd: Alberta Birth Records
I received the following from a friend today. I have not had
occasion to look for Alberta registrations myself so I don't have an
answer. I presume this is a result of the privatization of the
registries. Can anybody help?
>I have a question about Alberta birth records. A friend of mine is
>having a hard time getting a copy of her birth registration. She
>used a church record to get past passports.
>She was born in 1952 and when she tried to get a birth certificate
>she was told that the Alberta registry office (I didn't get the
>official name) didn't have records that old.
>Can you explain this and suggest what she should do?
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