All original records of births, deaths, marriages and civil
partnerships for the Bedford Borough area dating back to 1837 are
held securely at the Register Office in Bedford. You can order
a certified copy of the original record of any entry that we hold.
Please follow the links below to order your chosen certificate.
You will need to provide certain information to enable us to
find the correct record. If you do not have all of the information
or you are unsure about the details please make this clear by
explaining in the free text boxes of the form. In all cases please
ensure that you provide your contact details in case we have any
Requests are usually processed within 5 working days and
certificates are posted out 1st class.
If you are unsure where the event occurred, or if you
need your certificate urgently please contact the
General Register Office.
Bedford Borough Council will be unable to provide
certificates for events that took place between the
1st of April 1999 and the
31st of March 2009 as Central
Bedfordshire Council hold the registers for this period. If
your application is in regard to an event that took place within
this time frame please contact Central Bedfordshire Council
Registration Service on 0300 300 8089 or email
Bedford Borough Council Registration Service does not hold
records of where people were buried.
Making changes to the record/certificate
If you need to correct the information on a certificate please
contact the General Register's Office
Please note if you have married the
mother/father since the original registration you
must re-register the child by law.
You can also order commemorative
marriage certificates to mark an anniversary and research your
family history through the Gov.uk website.