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Fw: [CAN-BC] BC Archives suspends annual release of death registrations

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  • Carol Lylyk
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2010
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      > Annual Release Information
      > Annual releases of records and updates to the indexes take place in early
      > January in accordance with the following criteria:
      >
      > - birth events must be at least 120 years old*;
      > - marriage events must be at least 75 years old;
      > - death events must be at least 20 years old.
      >
      > Status update as of 15 June 2010
      >
      > Birth registrations and index: 1854-1903
      >
      > On 4 June 2004, an amendment to the Vital Statistics Act (SBC 2004, c.55)
      > was brought into force, extending future release dates for copies of birth
      > records from 100 years to 120 years after the date of birth. The amendment
      > enhances existing security around the release of birth information and
      > ensures that the personal information and privacy of centenarians is
      > protected. Currently, only birth registrations up to 1903 are available at
      > the BC Archives. The 1904 registrations will not be released until January
      > 2025. Those ordering birth registration microfilm reels after June 2004 are
      > limited to reels with records older than120 years. The reels for 1889 birth
      > registrations will be available this year.
      >
      > Marriage registrations and index: 1872-1933
      >
      > The release of the marriage registrations and indexes by the BC Vital
      > Statistics Agency has been suspended until further notice.
      >
      > Death registrations 1872-1988; index: 1872-1989
      >
      > The index entries for the 1989 death registrations have been added to the
      > deaths index. There will be no general release of the 1989 death
      > registrations. Copies of individual death registrations for 1989 must be
      > ordered directly from the BC Vital Statistics Agency.
      >
      >
      > Don (in Vancouver)
      >
      > http://www.bccopies.ca
      >
      > copies@...
      >
      >
      >
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