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How do I find a death record from Lethbridge?

Posted: 12 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Feb 2004 10:26PM GMT
If there is a record at all it would be held at the Alberta Provincial Archives. http://www.gov.ab.ca/MCD/mhs/paa/index.htm

Other than that there are probably only cemetery records available to confirm a death. There don't appear to be any Lethbridge Cemetery indexes online as yet. The Alberta Genealogical Society has some Lethbridge Cemetery publications for sale at http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/abgensoc/pricelist.html

They also have an index in which they will do a lookup for a nominal fee which include cemetery records.

Good luck with your research.

How do I find a death record from Lethbridge?

Joan (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SHAW
Hello,

Can anyone tell me how I would get information about an ancestor's death that occurred in Lethbridge ? Is any of this information on-line somewhere? Specifically, I'm looking for a death record of James SHAW, who died there sometime between 1910 - 1915. He was b. in Wisconsin in 1855, so we're guessing he would've been in his late 50's when he died.

Thanks for your help,
Joan
whatever@e3mil.com

Re: How do I find a death record from Lethbridge?

Jennie (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jul 2001 4:49AM GMT
Classification: Death
Surnames: Wachsmund/Waxmund
Dear Joan,
Saw you posting re: how to find death certificate from Lethbridge. Did you manage to locate. If so, by what route. I am looking for a deceased great Uncle, Henry Waxmund who died there in (supposedly) in 1917.
Do you have any specific address where to write to??
Thanks for any info.you might be able to share.
Thanks,
Jennie Hermey, Phoenix

Re: How do I find a death record from Lethbridge?

Joan (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jul 2001 12:28PM GMT
Hi Jennie,
Several months ago, someone did e-mail me with some general suggestions but it sounded like a complicated process & since I did not have a definite death date, I gave up.
If you should ever learn any more about how to get death records, please let me know. My problem is that I don't know the exact date he died. I was hoping there was an alphabetical index on-line (like the California death index) -- but no such luck.
Joan
whatever@catholicexhange.com

Re: How do I find a death record from Lethbridge?

Jennie (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jul 2001 2:57PM GMT
Hi Joan,
Thanks for your note. Sorry you didn't have any luck. I only know the year of death on my Henry; neither the day nor the month. I suppose I'll meet with limited success, but I'm going to take a whack at it.
I'll write first to the Lethbridge Hist. Society. Seems like a reasonable place to start.
Will let you know if I get thru with any success.
Regards,
Jennie

Re: How do I find a death record from Lethbridge?

Jennie (View posts)
Posted: 29 Jul 2001 6:44PM GMT
Hi Joan, Just wanted to let you know how I've fared in finding my Lethbridge ancestor.
I emailed the Geneological Society there.Gave them my Henry's year of death. A lady named Marion emailed me later that afternoon to report she'd found Henry & his wife in a resource book. Further, she said she'd check for their obit's this wees as soon as she could, and send them along!
Then she suggested that to get death certificates, I contact the vital stats office in Alberta to proceed with that process. Here are the email addresses for each of them:
Lethbridge Gen.Society... lgensoc@connect.ab.ca
Alberta Gov't vital stats... vs@gov.ab.ca

There are 2 types of death certificates; regular & medical. The latter is difficult to obtain unless you verify to them your relationship to the deceased. But, if the death took place >50yrs ago, it's a matter of public record & a medical certificate more easily had.

Hope this isn't all old news to you. But, I did want to share with you what I'd able to garner so far.
Good luck with finding your ancestor.
Have you tried the Mormon Library (www.familysearch.com) to try & find a more precise date of death?? I have access to the LDS library in Mesa,AZ. (I live in Phoenix), and would be more than happy to go look up anything for you. I'm going there this week while on vacation from work. Just let me know.

Regards,
Jennie

Re: How do I find a death record from Lethbridge?

Joan (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jul 2001 12:25PM GMT
Jennie,
Many thanks for all the information! Perhaps there are some open doors for me after all. I still have the same problem -- don't know the exact year of his death, but I will try the genealogy society there. And thanks for your kind offer to look him up at the LDS center, but I wouldn't want you to go on a wild goose chase. In collecting my info on him, family stories passed down say that James Shaw was on his way to Alaska for a mining job, and he stopped in Lethbridge & died of a fever there sometime between approx 1909-1915. Since he wasn't a resident, and we don't know his year of death, that's why we haven't had much luck. Good luck in your own search!
Thanks again,
Joan

Re: How do I find a death record from Lethbridge?

Jennie (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jul 2001 3:32PM GMT
Hi Joan,
A couple thoughts.....

Go to Cyndislist.com & search the Canada/Alberta links. You should be able to find the Alberta 1910 census. If your James was still alive & shows up there, then you'll have narrowed it by at least 1 more year.
Also, since he died by 1915, you're past the 50 years deceased mark & his death now a matter of public record (by Alberta law). Thus, you could request a regular certificate of death (vs 'medical" cert.) without much hassle.Give it a try. It would be woth the effort, and only cost you $20.00 Canadien. Did I give you the vital statistic folks' address?

Good luck!
Jennie

Re: How do I find a death record from Lethbridge?

Kenneth Leroy Little (View posts)
Posted: 30 Aug 2001 5:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
I visited Lethbridge two years ago from Glasgow,Scotland trying to trace family members. The Lethbridge Library was where I found most of the information I was looking for. Try there. I hope this is of some help to you. Lethbridge is a lovely, very friendly wee town, by the way.

Re: How do I find a death record from Lethbridge?

Posted: 31 Aug 2001 2:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Nov 2002 3:37PM GMT
Members of the Alberta Genealogical Society have recorded and indexed many of the cemeteries in Alberta including the Lethbridge area. There is also a Branch of the Society at Lethbridge where this and other genealogical information is available.

You will find a link to this Lethbridge Branch on the AGS Home Page; http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/abgensoc/

Peter
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