Requesting a Certificate/Historical Registrations

Castlereagh Registration Office

028 9049 4520/1

Lisburn Registration Office

028 9250 9262/3


Certificates Available from Lisburn Registration Office and Castlereagh Registration Office 


Births and Deaths

For any births or deaths registered in Northern Ireland from 1997 onwards, certificates are available to purchase in any Registration Office in Northern Ireland. If you would like to obtain a certified copy of a birth or death certificate, you must provide the exact details. You may call in and complete an application form and you will receive the certificate, providing all information on the form is correct. A certified copy of a Birth or a Death Certificate costs £15.00.  This is payable by cash/cheque or debit/credit card at the time of purchase. Prior to 1997 records of any births or deaths registered in this office are now held centrally in the General Register Office, 49-55 Chichester Street, Belfast, BT1 4HL. To order a certified copy Tel: 0300 200 7890 (ringing from within Northern Ireland) or Tel: 028 9151 3101 (ringing from outside Northern Ireland) or order online at http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/gro.  The fee is £15.00.

 

Marriages
You may purchase a certified copy for any marriages throughout Northern Ireland (civil or religious) from April 2004 onwards at any Registration Office in Northern Ireland. Prior to this date you will have to apply for a certificate through the General Register Office. You may do so by ringing 0300 200 7890 from within Northern Ireland or 028 9151 31010 from outside Northern Ireland and ordering the certificate. The fee is £15.00 and this must be paid by debit/credit card. Alternatively you may order online at http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/gro. If you wish to obtain a certified copy of a marriage certificate for any marriages from April 2004 onwards, you must provide the exact details, i.e. date of marriage, venue, groom's full name, bride’s full name, etc.  You may call in and complete an application form and you will receive the certificate, providing all information on the form is correct. A Certified copy of a Marriage Certificate costs £15.00.  This is payable by cash/cheque or debit/credit card at the time of purchase. Alternatively you may order online at www.nidirect.gov.uk/gro and pay by debit/credit card and this will be posted to you.

 

Civil Partnerships
Any Registration Office in Northern Ireland holds civil partnership certificates from December 2005 for all of Northern Ireland. If you would like to obtain a certified copy of a civil partnership certificate you must provide the exact details, i.e. date of civil partnership, venue and full names of both parties, etc. A certificate costs £15.00.You may call into any Registration Office in Northern Ireland and complete an application and purchase the certificate or write to this office, along with all of the above information and relevant fee and the certificate will be forwarded to you in the post. Alternatively you can order by ringing 0300 200 7890 (from within Northern Ireland) or ringing 028 9151 31010 (from outside Northern Ireland) or order online at http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/gro

 

Historical Registrations 

If you are searching for birth or death registrations, which took place in Northern Ireland prior to 1997, the following places will be of assistance:

General Register Office
Oxford House
49-55 Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 4HL

Tel: 0300 200 7890

They will carry out searches on payment of a fee.

They hold both the general indexes and the actual civil registrations for each year for the six counties of Northern Ireland.

 

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General Register Office
Joyce House
8-11 Lombard Street East
DUBLIN 2

Telephone: Dublin 6711000

They hold general indexes and actual registrations for each year.

Births and Deaths from 1864 to 1921 and Marriages from 1845 to 1921(for all Ireland i.e. 32 counties)

All records from 1922 to date for Republic of Ireland only

Information is available from:http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/General-Register-Office.aspx

 

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Public Record Office for Northern Ireland
66 Balmoral Avenue
Belfast
BT9 6NY
Telephone (028) 90 251318

Website

Hold copies of Parish Registers i.e. Baptisms and Marriages. Many of these pre-date civil registrations and a variety of records are available such as wills, land records, school records and Griffith Valuation.