Search the records in Northumberland Registrars Offices and order Copy Certificates online for details of a previously registered death.
The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages
first started in 1837. We hold details of these registrations
and it is possible to obtain copy certificates.
Applying for a Copy certificate
There are two ways to do this:
***Please note that we only have copies of certificates
that were issued in Northumberland between 1837 and the present
- £20.00 per certificate (priority service)
- £10.00 per certificate (standard service)
UK priority service is same-day 1st class posting for orders
placed before 12 noon.
UK standard service is 3 to 5 working days to find & prepare
plus normal postage time.
REST OF WORLD delivery is approximately 28 days.
All priority certificates ordered before 12 noon (Mon-Fri) will
be prepared and posted on the same day using Royal Mail 1st class
Often, these applications can take longer to find. We require
the following information:
- Full name
If the person’s occupation is known this can
assist identifying an entry where there are two or more entries
with the same name. 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, these include:
- The Family Records Centre, 1, Myddleton
- The Census - these are available to the
- Parish Registers
- Bishop's Transcripts- from approximately 1600
- 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 where further
information and advice is available.
information about Woodhorn is available here.
Searching for graves
If you are searching for graves prior to 1900 then please
contact the Northumberland County Archives Service at
Collections@woodhorn.org.uk or visit their
If you are searching for a grave after 1900, contact the
cemetery which you believe the person is buried
in. Please be aware that cemeteries do not have
all records as some have been destroyed over the years by fire or
Some older cemeteries which are now closed may be managed by
Parish or Town councils. Contact
details for each of the cemeteries is available here.