Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes for the Isle of Man

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Latest update: January 2021

The Births database has been updated and the entries where there were queries have now been checked and updated. That's all with the exception of Douglas (to 1979), there are still over 6000 queries to look at!
There have been a number of people asking about the Civil Registry online certificate ordering service. Many older records have a letter for the Volume reference - eg A1, B1, C1 etc but the website doesn't recognise these as valid. Unfortunately if this happens, you will need to email or phone the Civil Registry to order the certificates you require.

What's available on ManxBMD?

The ManxBMD database holds the entries from the Civil Registration index. 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 read the FAQ first, you will most probably find your answer there.

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.

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

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.