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There is no central repository in Canada for you to access vital records. Instead, you must know the province or territory in which the event took place and then apply. The records are usually filed in the Vital Statistics office of that specific area. They can provide certificates of death and other services. You can access Canada death records whether you are a legal resident or not, but you must carefully follow the instructions to receive the information. Note that you have to be eligible to apply for access to a death certificate, which means that you should be able to provide death information and also identification as to whom you are (what relation to the deceased), funeral home, the deceased persons parents and/or spouse and why you want the record. When you fill out the form, be careful to insert French symbols or accents to the name if required. If you’re going to be searching for a Canada death record that took place before 1900, you should beware that it may not be available since archives weren’t rigidly kept at that time.
Online, Internet search sites can also help you find vital records from Canada as well as the United States and some other countries and U.S. territories. They provide thorough and timely searches and deliver a report to you usually in moments from the time you submit the information. Internet search sites are a great alternate solution to the vast amount of data held in a state’s or country’s vital records. Most of these vital records departments are short staffed and it may take a long time to get a response from your request.
When you use a private, Internet service to request information about a death record, you’ll only need a small amount of data about the deceased. The service has the power of databases and search engines that will quickly ferret out the name and if it appears in more than one state. So, the report you get might contain much more information than you would have received from a Canada-based search. After you submit the information for the search, you’ll likely receive a response within minutes. You can research other vital records from these Internet sites too, such as marriage, criminal and divorce records. They can be a valuable resource for information about a family tree or in proving a legal matter.
Since Canada requires that you know the province or territory where the death was recorded, it may take you a long time to discover the actual place and then even more time to submit information for a response. Find out more about how you can use an Internet search service to find information that you need, click on the link.
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