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Update - March 2018

Further amendments to the data have been made. This is mainly to the "not cross checked" entries which have now been.

Thank you very much to those people who have written in with amendments and further information on some of the records. Any notes will appear next to the relevant entry.

A note about marriages - the index is a mess. The original handwritten indexes were a mess and it's a long term project to try and match up brides and grooms.

The parish registers are still to be added to a database, and this is just one of the outstanding projects. Mike Shimmin has kindly donated his marriage parish registers to ManxBMD and these will be published as soon as possible. Please note that this is a kind gesture by Mike these records will be provided as is.

Please be aware that ManxBMD is a small venture run by one person and with volunteers when they are available.

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.

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!

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.