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Search our records of births, deaths and marriages

We keep a record of the names held in each birth, death and marriage register with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole after the 1st of April 2019.

Due to boundary changes over the years, records have been kept at various locations. The guide below will help you contact the correct Register Office.

Christchurch Marriage Records

Churches before 1st July 1837 Dorset History Centre

Churches 1st July 1837 to present day* - Bournemouth

Hotel and Licenced venues 01st April 1997 to 31st March 2019 – Dorset 

Hotel and Licenced venues from 01st April 2019 – BCP

* Churches – we recommend you check with church office first. If the Register is held with them, they will be able to issue you with the certificate required.  

Christchurch Birth and Death Records

Births and Deaths 01st July 1837 to 31st March 1997 – Bournemouth

Births and Deaths 01st April 1997 to 31st March 2019 – Dorset

Births and Deaths from 01st April 2019 - BCP

You can search our records if you need more information before you apply for a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate.

If you're not sure whether a name in the record is the one you're searching for, a member of our staff will check the actual entry in the register for you.

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