Nunavut GenWeb Homepage

Nunavut GenWeb Homepage

Up ]


Canadian Archives
N.W.T. Archives
Hudson's Bay Company Archives


Official Government of Nunavut website

Vital Statistics

Events occurring in Nunavut on or after April 1, 1999

All births, deaths, adoptions, and marriages that occurred within the territory of Nunavut on or after April 1, 1999, would be registered with Nunavut Vital Statistics.  The department can be contacted as follows:

Eric Ukpatiku
Registrar General
Vital Statistics
Government of Nunavut
Rankin Inlet, NT  X0C 0G0
(867) 645-5001

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 occurred 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
(867) 777-7420

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 sanatorium 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    

Land Records

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

Culture, Native People, History and Heritage

NWT Genealogy Society
Prince of Wales Heritage Centre
Native People

Maps, Towns and Cities

Map of Nunavut
Nunavut Communities

Libraries and Colleges

NWT Public Library Services
Nunavut Arctic College


Nunatsiaq News
News North
CBC North

Information Exchange

Queries Post Obituaries Post Biographies

Other Resources

Personal Ancestral File Software (free download)
LDS FamilySearch Website
Nunavut Telephone Directory Search

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 2185
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut
X0B 0C0

This page was last updated on:  January 16, 2001

�1999-2001 George Bohlender