General search

By law registers 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.


The fee for this is £18 and it allows a search for up to six hours.

The six hours can be spread out at the discretion of the Superintendent Registrar.

Arrange a search

Please call 020 8871 6120 to arrange an appointment. You will need to give specific information about the person or people that you are trying to trace.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.