Each Register Office within Northumberland keeps the original
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registers for its own District from
1837 to the present day.
If the entry is not held at our Register Office we will try to
advise on the Registration District that may hold the entry.
Once you have determined the Birth, Death or Marriage did occur
in Northumberland, you can apply for the certificate by: -
- Online via
The Northumberland Online Service
- Writing with the details, enclosing a stamped addressed
envelope and a cheque or postal order
payable to Northumberland County Council.
For applications from abroad, payment should
be in Pound Sterling by a cheque drawn with a UK address on the
cheque, accompanied by international reply paid coupons.
3. In person at the Register Office, where you will
fill out an application form and pay the appropriate fee.
- The current fee for a copy of a standard Birth certificate is
- The current fee for a copy of a short Birth certificate is
Priority Service ( Same
working Day ) £20.00
Details required to fill out an application
- Where and when the birth took place
- Full name of person
- Supporting information e.g. parents names to identify where
there are two entries with the same name.
Often, these applications can take longer to find. The
information we require is as follows:-
Full name, year, quarter and district
If the names of parent's are known this can assist identifying
an entry where there are two or more entries with the same
If you are intent on doing some detailed family research our
Register Offices do have the facility to allow personal searches,
however this is by appointment only, and a charge will be levied
for this facility.
The current charge is £18.00 for 6 hours.
If you are unsure about certain information there are other
avenues you can explore before contacting the Register Office,
The Census - these are available to the
Bishop's Transcripts- from approximately
Inscriptions on gravestones
The above list is not exhaustive, and each individual Register Office will attempt to help you.
Furthermore, Northumberland have their own Archive Office at
Woodhorn, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF,
where further information and advice is available.
Tel: 01670 528080
Website: Please click here to visit the Northumberland
Archive Service website