Post 1855 Registration

Prior to 1855, information was held in church records, principally the Old Parish Records (OPRs)

In 1855, civil registration commenced, and in the first year, the registrar was required to record a huge amount of information, which proved to be too elaborate. Between 1856 and 1860 inclusive, less was recorded, and from then to the present, a balance was re-established.

Birth Certificate

Marriage certificate

Death Certificate

Note that occasionally, an entry will be made in pen in the left-hand border of the certificate. This may, in the case of a birth certificate, refer to disputed parentage, or, for a death certificate, to a fatal accident enquiry (FAI). Naturally, these should be followed up.


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