Death - historical searches

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 two levels of service:

Priority Service

  • cost £35
  • can be posted 1st class or collected from Royal Oak House
  • ordered by 12:30pm Monday – Friday collect same day after 3pm 
  • ordered after 12:30pm collect following day after 10:30am

Standard Service

  • cost £11
  • can be posted 2nd class or collected from Royal Oak House after five working days


 Royal Oak House, Market place, Derby DE1 3AR

Opening times

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 16:30
  • Friday 9:00 - 16:00 


What information do i need to provide?

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 Ceremonies by appointment only
Sunday Closed

Useful forms

Contact details

Post address:
Customer Service Centre
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 641680
Minicom: 01332 640666
The Council House
Corporation Street