Yukon Births - What else you can try
This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find marriage information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the marriage section of the Yukon Guided Research page.
Additional online resources
Additional Databases and Online Resources
Currently, there are no additional databases for births in Yukon. See, Substitute records below to help locate birth information in other records.
Online Images (Browsable Only)
Currently, there are no browsable-only collections.
How to Request the Record When It's Not Online
Territory-wide birth registration began in 1896. General compliance did not begin until 1930.
To learn more about record limitations and restrictions, see the article Yukon Vital Records.
To order birth records after 1898, contact:
- Yukon Health and Social Services - Vital Statistics
Government of the Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
NOTE: Birth certificates are confidential. Only the person named on the certificate, a parent, or someone with written permission can order a birth certificate.
Additional Records with Birth Information
Substitute records may contain information about more than one event and are used when records for an event are not available. Records that are used to substitute for birth events may not have been created at the time of the birth. The accuracy of the record is contingent upon when the information was recorded. Search for information in multiple substitute records to confirm the accuracy of these records.
|Use these substitute records to locate birth information about your ancestor:|
|Why to search the records|
|Death records may include the birth date or age of the deceased. With the age, a birth date can be approximated. Click on the link to the left to return to the "Death" page.|
|Yukon Territory can be found in Canada censuses from 1891 to 1921. Census records often give ages of the recorded individuals, allowing researchers to calculate birth years.|
|Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records may include a birth date.|
|In addition to obituaries, newspapers publish notices of marriages, divorces, deaths, and funerals. In recent years, birth notices have also been published providing the names of the parents and sex of the child.|
|Obituaries often include the birth date and place of the deceased.|
|Baptism records occasionally provide a birth date. In addition, a death or burial record may include an age that can approximate a birthdate. To access church records, first determine the denomination.|
Tips for finding marriages
Successfully finding birth 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 by leaving out the last name.
- Search for bride. Search by the bride’s name rather than the groom’s name.
- Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate year of marriage or the county the marriage took place in.
- Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.
- Search territory. Search using the territory name only instead of by smaller locality.
Why the record may not exist
Known Record Gaps
- 1896 Birth records begin while Yukon still part of the Northwest Territories.
- 1898 Yukon became a separate territory. Registration of births continue under Yukon Territory.
- 1925 Vital records began to be kept more systematically.
- 1930 General compliance occurs.