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Update - 29 December 2016
There have been some issues with the contact form which have now been resolved. Apologies if you have sent a message and not received a response.
A large number of records had "not cross checked" against them. This meant that only one person had transcribed the record. To aid accuracy, every record is typed twice and any inconsistencies checked. Many records have now been cross checked. However, you should always double check your findings before ordering certificates.
Some new projects are going to be underway during 2017:
- Additional records up to 2013 are ready to be transcribed. I am very grateful to the Isle of Man Civil Registry and the Isle of Man Public Record Office for their help with this. Volunteers to help with trancribing are always welcome, please use the contact form if you are interested.
- The marriage index does not include the spouse name, making it difficult to find the right person. Spouse names, where identified, will be added to a new column
- Many enquiries ask about records before the time of civil registration. Mike Shimmin has kindly donated his marriage parish registers to ManxBMD and these will be published early January. Please note that this is a kind gesture by Mike these records will be provided as is.
The indexes to Civil Registration records can be found here. Compulsory registration of births and deaths started in 1878, much later than in England & Wales. Marriage registration became compulsory in 1884, however there are a large number of entries prior to this in the indices and these are also included.
The index for Island births 1878 - 2010; index for deaths 1878-2011 and marriages up to 1979 are available to search.
Please note: this site is not affiliated with the Isle of Man Civil Registry. If you want to order a certificate, you will need to contact the Registry directly - The Douglas Civil Registry Office, Deemsters Walk, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3AR Telephone: 01624 687039.
If you are using this site for the first time, please please please read the FAQ first before sending a message. Despite making it clear on this site that it's not affiliated with the IOM Civil Registry, many people are writing and asking how to order certificates.
The information from the database is all that is available from the paper indices put together over the years by the Civil Registry. There are unfortunately going to be errors. If you think something is wrong, please let me know and I can add a note to the entry. One thing that is very frustrating to all concerned is that someone years ago thought it wasn't necessary to include the Bride's names in the marriage index!
More information needed!
Originally the index was prepared to make it easier for the Registry staff to find a record, but now they are a valuable resource for family historians and you could help further. Births could do with mother's maiden name or even parents details, marriages entries could do with the name of the spouse. If you have any details which could go into the index to help other users, please get in touch and see if we can make this search engine even better.