Yukon Deaths - What else you can try

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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 Yukon Guided Research page.

Additional online resources


Additional Databases and Online Resources

- (List of collections) Find A Grave Index

BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014

Canadian Headstones

Online Images (Browsable Only)

Currently, there are no browsable-only collections.

How to Request the Record When It's Not Online

Territory-wide death registration began in 1899. General compliance did not begin until 1930.
To learn more about record limitations and restrictions, see the article Yukon Vital Records.

To order death records after 1899, contact:

Yukon Health and Social Services - Vital Statistics
Government of the Yukon
Vital Statistics
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Phone: 867-667-5207
Email: vital.statistics@gov.yk.ca

NOTE: Death certificates can be issued to any person who orders one; the Registrar will determine if the reason is valid.

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:
Wiki Page
FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
Cemetery Records
See Wiki article
Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records may include a death date.
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.
Military Records
See Wiki article
May include death information for servicemen.
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.

Improve searching


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 territory. Search using the territory name only instead of by smaller locality.

Why the record may not exist


Known Record Gaps

Records Start

  • 1899 Registration of deaths began.
  • 1925 Vital records began to be kept more systematically.
  • 1930 General compliance occurs.

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