Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes for the Isle of Man

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What's available on ManxBMD?

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.

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. Messages of this nature will no longer be responded to.

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!

Can you help?

This site has always been free access and will continue to be that way. I am forever grateful to those volunteers who have helped to transcribe the original indexes - most of which were in impossibly poor handwriting. However, the webhosts and search software isn't free of charge and it does cost a fair bit each year to keep the site up and running. Any donations to help keep ManxBMD up and running would be very much appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal and the email address is

I'd like to say a massive thank you to the Isle of Man Family History Society for their very generous donation to help keep ManxBMD running. The Society has many online lists covering years and subjects not part of ManxBMD, and is well worth a visit if you cannot find the information you are looking for.

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.