Death - historical searches

We have Moved!

The Registration service has moved from Royal Oak House to the Council House. Wedding, naming and vow renewal ceremonies will continue to be held at Royal Oak house but all other services will now be at the Council House

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.

We offer three levels of service:

  • Our 4 working day bronze service is £10 plus a £1 postage and packaging fee should you wish the certificate to be posted.
  • Our 2 working day silver service is £15 plus a £1 postage and packaging fee should you wish the certificate to be posted.
  • Our same day gold service is £20 and is collection only. This is only available if the certificate is requested before 12:30 Monday – Friday and you can collect the certificate after 3:00pm from the Council House.

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 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday By appointment only
Sunday Closed

Useful forms

Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Customer Service Centre
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 641680
Minicom: 01332 640666
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS