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Useful Information

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 queries.

 

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 life.events@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

 

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.

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