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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, Why Can't I Find the Record - Saskatchewan Deaths

This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find death information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the death section of the Saskatchewan Guided Research page.

Additional Online Resources

Additional Databases and Online Resources

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Currently, there are no image only collections.

How to Request the Record When It's Not Online

Province-wide registration for deaths started in 1878. General compliance occurred by 1920.
To learn more about record limitations and restrictions, see the article Saskatchewan Civil Registration.

To order death records from 1878-1948, contact:

eHealth Saskatchewan
2130 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 0J5
Phone: 306-787-3251

NOTE: Death records are confidential for those who died within the last 70 years. Genealogical copies of death records are available for deaths registered over 70 years ago. For more information, see Ordering Genealogy Documents.

Substitute Records

Additional Records with Death Information

Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.

Use these substitute records to locate death information about your ancestor:
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FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
Cemetery Records
See Wiki article
Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records may include a death date.
Church Records
See Wiki page
Church death and burial records may be available when civil death records cannot be found. To access church records, first determine the denomination.
See Wiki page
Newspapers contain obituaries and death notices. They often include the death date and place of the deceased.
See Wiki article
Obituaries list date and place of death for the deceased. More recent obituaries may also list other deceased family members.
Probate Records
See wiki article
Wills and probate records list death date and place.
Military Records
See Wiki article
May include death information for servicemen.

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Tips for finding deaths

Successfully finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:

  • Spelling variations. Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Search with spelling variations for the first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Search given name. Search by given name (leave out the last name) with the approximate date of birth or death.
  • Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate birth date or parent's names if known.
  • Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.
  • Search province. Search using the province name only instead of by smaller locality.

Why the Record may not Exist

Known Record Gaps

Records Start

  • 1878 Civil registration began. Before this, death information often found in church records.
  • 1920 Universal compliance achieved.

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