Death - historical searches

New – you can now apply and pay online for a copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate. Request a copy in minutes.

Our certificates are sent by second class United Kingdom Royal Mail or if abroad standard International Air Mail.

Need a copy urgently? Through our gold service, you can request to collect a certificate from Royal Oak House within an hour. Again, apply online.

What kinds of searches can you do?

The Derby Register Officer holds all the births, marriage and death records for the Derby Registration District from 1 July 1837 to the present day.  We can also access some of the Shardlow district records as well as the sub-districts of Spondon, Melbourne and Repton.

We can conduct a five year search within your certificate application fee. Unfortunately, we are unable to conduct an open ended general search of our indexes, as manual searches are time-consuming

Certificates for successful searches can be provided at a charge of £10 per certificate for a standard two day service or £20 for an express hour service

What information would be helpful?

The following information would be useful:

  • The year in which a particular event was registered
  • The place where the event was registered
  • The name of the individual or individuals involved.

For further advice on records of Derby City or genealogy, please contact us or see the Government website for researching family history.

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Thursday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday By appointment only
Sunday Closed

Useful forms

Contact details

Post address:
Derby Register Office
Royal Oak House
Market Place
Phone: 01332 641680
Minicom: 01332 640666
Derby Register Office
Royal Oak House
Market Place