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Vital Statistics

Events occurring in Nunavut on or after April 1, 1999


Events occurring in the Nunavut region of the Northwest Territories prior to April 1, 1999

Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories prior to April 1, 1999.  All births, marriages, deaths, adoptions that occured in the present Nunavut region  would have been registered with NWT Vital Statistics.

Vital Statistics can be contacted through:

Registrar General
Vital Statistics
Department of Health & Social Services
Government Of The NWT
Inuvik, NT  X0E 0T0

These hold records from 1925 (incomplete), onward.

Events occuring outside of Nunavut or the Nunavut region of the Northwest Territories

For a variety of reasons, an event may have occurred ouside of Nunavut or the Nunavut region of the Northwest Territories.  This was most common for births and deaths.  It was and still is necessary for residents to travel outside of the territory for medical treatment.  Residents of the territory were sent to different locations for medical treatment, depending on which region they lived in.

Residents of the Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) region, were most often sent to Montreal or Ottawa for treatment.  In the 1950s and 60s, residents suffering from tuberculosis were sent to a sanitorium in Hamilton, Ontario for treatment.

Residents of the Kivalliq (Keewatin) region, were most often sent to Winnipeg, while those in the Kitikmeot were sent to Edmonton.

The following table provides links to vital statistics offices in the various provinces and territories.

Nunavut Northwest Territories Yukon
British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan
Manitoba Ontario Quebec
New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador    

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Land Grant Information can be found through: Registrar of Titles, Land Registration District, Yellowknife, NWT X0E 1H0

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Contact Information

For more information, or if you have any questions or comments regarding this page or its contents, please contact the volunteer maintainer of this site:

George Bohlender
PO Box 170
Taloyoak, Nunavut
X0E 1B0

This page was last updated on:  July 24, 1999

1999 George Bohlender