Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes for the Isle of Man

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Update - November 2017

A lot of time has been spent on the deaths index, working on the queries and ensuring consistency throughout. The records for 2011 to 2015 have now been double checked and uploaded. There are a number of columns which will be blank - this is intentional as column names have changed through the years and while 'usual residence' appears in the 2015 index, it doesn't in records from 1980 to 2000.

The death index for 2011 has been compiled from the provisional index which was originally on this site, along with the final published index. The latter did not include ages and so this has been pulled through from the provisional. There are a handful of entries which appeared in the provisional but not in the final and have been noted as such.

Many of the entries that were marked "not cross checked" have now been crossed checked. Each record is transcribed twice to aid accuracy and any inconsistencies checked. There are over 120,000 entries in the deaths index alone and it is a slow process. Regardless, you should always double check your findings before ordering certificates.

There are further projects still to be completed:

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What's available

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.