Where to find your records

Due to boundary changes over the years, records have been kept at various locations. This guide will help you to contact the correct register office.

Births and deaths

Between 1 July 1837 and 1 April 2019, the records are held in the district where the birth took place:

After 1 April 2019, the records are held where the birth was registered:

Marriages

Christchurch:

Bournemouth:

Poole:

  • churches, licensed venues and register office: 01202 633744

For births, deaths and marriages which have taken place outside of Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole – please contact the relevant register office for that district.

If you are unsure whether we hold a record, please contact us on 01202 454919.

Costs

  • copy certificate fee: £11 each
  • express copy certificate fee: £35 each
Page last updated: 05 June 2019
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