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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Canadian Vital Statistics Records Part 2  by by Sharon L. Murphy. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

Newfoundland and Labrador

You will be pleased to discover that Newfoundland and Labrador do not have special requirements to be met to qualify for eligibility to obtain any birth, marriage or death registration. This is one of the easier types of certificates to acquire. They are open from 1892 to present day.

As with several other provinces, older vital records are in the care of the provincial archives, although the archives donot issue certificates or copies of the information. These older records have been microfilmed; they can be consulted in the Reading Room of the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador, or on loan at a Family History Centre from the Family History Library.

The Vital Statistics Division of Service Newfoundland stores the present day information. You will need an application form to apply to obtain the certificate you want. Please contact Service Newfoundland to have an application sent to you or download it from their website.

Service Newfoundland - Birth, Marriage and Death
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, Newfoundland A1B 4J6
Telephone: 709-729-3308


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