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.