Access to records

General search

Registers -by law - are not open to the public for inspection. If you would like to conduct a general search for family history or other purposes, you are able to come to the Register Office to look through our indexes with the assistance of a Registrar.

This is done by appointment only and you will need to give specific information about the person or people that you are trying to trace.


  • £18 (for up to 6 hours)

You are able to come Monday to Friday between 9am to 4pm. The six hours can be spread out, but this will be decided upon at the discretion of the Superintendent Registrar.

Please call 020 8871 6120 to arrange a general search.