Record Search


A record search can be made of Vital Statistics' events: birth, marriage, death, stillbirth and legal change of name records.

Birth / Marriage / Death / Stillbirth

  • A Record Search for a birth, marriage, death and stillbirth only confirms whether Alberta Vital Statistics does, or does not, have a record of the event. No other information is ever released as part of a record search.
  • Searches are automatically for a three year period. The year in which the event occurred is searched plus the year before and the year after.
  • When a search is completed, a letter is produced.

Legal Change of Name

  • A record search for a legal change of name will provide the same detail as is found on a legal change of name certificate as legal changes of name are public record.
  • All of Vital Statistics' legal change of name records are searched as part of a record search.
  • When a search is completed, a letter is produced.

Eligibility

Anyone may request a search of Vital Statistics birth, marriage, death, stillbirth and legal change of name records. There are no eligibility requirements.

Application

Limited Event Information

  • All the information on an application must be completed as it is required for Vital Statistics to find the record.
  • When all the information cannot be provided, include a detailed letter with your application explaining why the information required on the application form cannot be provided.