Family events (such as births, marriages,
divorces and death) are key elements of genealogy and family history research.
From early times to the present, baptisms,
marriages and burials have been recorded in Parish Registers. In the late 1800s
and early 1900s, provincial and territorial governments introduced the Civil
Registration of births, marriages and deaths.
and Archives Canada does not hold copies of birth, marriage and death
registrations and cannot issue certificates as civil registration is not a
For more information, please consult Civil
by province and territory.