Copy certificates

Search online for a birth, marriage or death certificate

The Civil Registration of Birth, Deaths and Marriages commenced in 1837 and certified copies of entries may be purchased from that period onwards. Darlington Register Office only holds records of all Births, Deaths and Marriages which took place in the Darlington District which includes any local boundary changes at the time of the event.

Obtaining a certificate 

Copies of all entries recorded in the Darlington District can be purchased from Darlington Register Office either by using our online searching and payment facility, by post, or in person at the Register Office.

Search online for a birth, marriage or death certificate

All Births, Deaths and Marriages for the Darlington District are indexed on our website, accessible through our on line searching facility or by contacting the office. We can only search for an entry two years either side of a year provided by yourself.

Please note that entry references from other sources (for example: St. Catherine’s Indexes) do not correlate to the numbering of our entries.

Certificates can be purchased by either:

  • attending the Register Office in Person
  • applying by Post with a letter outlining details of the entry you require and enclosing a cheque or postal order made payable to 'Superintendent Registrar'.

Fees must be received by the Superintendent Registrar before certificates can be issued.
It is permissible for anyone to purchase copies of an entry, provided they can supply sufficient information for the entry to be identified and the Superintendent Registrar is satisfied with the reason for you obtaining the certificate.

If you were adopted and need a copy of your birth entry, or were born or married overseas, please contact the General Register Office [external link]

Religious Marriages

Where marriages have taken place in a church or chapel the register will not be deposited at the Register Office until it is completed. 

If this is the case then further copies will need to be purchased from the incumbent (person at the church/chapel having custody of the register). 

We strongly recommend that where you are trying to obtain a marriage entry which occurred in a church after 1980 please contact the Register Office to find out whether the register is at the Register Office or still with the Church. Certificates can only be produced from Registers in our custody.

Unfortunately we cannot refund any applications made for certificates for entries which are currently in the custody of churches.

List of deposited registers

Church ID

Church Name

No. of Registers

Date of First REG.

Date of last REG.

A30

Bondgate Methodist Church

11

23-May-1899

19-Jun-1982

A31

Cockerton Methodist Chapel

9

20-Feb-1929

7-Sep-1996

A32

Congregational Church Union St.

3

19-Apr-1930

16-Jun-1963

A33

Corporation Road Chapel

6

28-Sep-1904

16-Jun-1964

A34

Nestfield Methodist Church

2

19-May-1934

29-Nov-1988

A35

East Road Chapel

8

1-Aug-1899

21-Dec-1977

A36

Elm Ridge Methodist Church

10

7-Oct-1933

20-Jul-2003

A37

Geneva Road Baptist Church

3

26-Mar-1949

18-Apr-1992

A38

Grange Road Baptist Church

4

4-Jun-1925

5-Nov-1977

A39

Harrowgate Hill Methodist Church

7

18-May-1929

14-Dec-1996

A40

Greenbank P. Methodist Chapel

6

1-Jun-1899

23-Oct-1965

A41

Love Memorial Church

6

5-Aug-1933

19-Mar-1966

A42

The Green Methodist Chapel

3

31-Aug-1971

21-Jul-2001

A43

Heighington Methodist Chapel

3

26-Jun-1936

26-May-1990

A44

Hurworth Methodist Chapel

4

8-Oct-1966

18-Sep-1999

A45

Hurworth Place Methodist Chapel

2

19-Feb-1983

28-Sep-1996

A46

Houghton Le Side Methodist Church

1

29-Mar-1980

24-Oct-1992

A47

Northgate United Reform Church

6

6-Dec-1924

24-Oct-1992

A48

Hopetown Methodist Chapel

1

12-Jan-1935

17-Jul-1948

A49

Northland Methodist Church

3

24-Feb-1968

10-Feb-2000

A50

North Road Wesleyan Chaple

9

26-Apr-1899

24-Jul-1965

A51

Paradise Chaple

7

15-Nov-1899

26-Sep-1970

A52

Pierremont Methodist Sunday School

4

11-Sep-1948

7-Aug-1999

A53

Rise Carr P. Methodist Chaple

4

21-Nov-1900

10-Dec-1966

A54

Tabernacle Baptist Church

5

15-Nov-1930

20-Mar-1999

A55

Union St. United Reformed Church

1

29-Sep-1973

15-Jun-1974

A56

Society of Friends (Quakers)

6

16-Aug-1838

28-Oct-1972

A57

Holy Family Church

4

4-Oct-1975

10-Oct-2009

A58

Church of Jesus Christ, LDS

1

 

25-Sep-2004

A59

St. Anne's

3

8-May-1982

26-Aug-2006

A60

St. Augustines

11

5-Jun-1982

13-Dec-2003

A61

St. Teresa's

3

27-Mar-1982

26-Aug-2000

A62

St. William's, Barton Street

Nil Deposited

 

 

A63

Kingdom Hall

3

17-Apr-1982

7-Jun-2008

A64

Sikh Temple

1

23-Jul-1983

16-Feb-1997

A66

Kings Church

 

21-Jun-2008

 

C1

St. Peter

7

6-Jan-1838

6-Sep-2008

C2

 

 

 

 

C3

St. Marys

9

12-Dec-1925

10-Oct-2003

C4

St. Edwin

6

23-Nov-1837

15-Oct-2009

C5

All Saints

3

29-Mar-1947

8-Nov-2003

C6

Holy Trinity

18

16-Oct-1843

29-Jul-2007

C7

St. Columba

1

5-Dec-1970

23-Mar-1996

C8

St. Cuthbert

17

5-Jul-1837

13-Sep-2009

C9

St. Herbert

4

11-Jul-1941

13-Mar-1982

C10

St. Hilda

7

18-May-1889

10-Sep-1983

C11

St. James

3

2-Oct-1876

22-Dec-1962

C12

St. John

15

16-Aug-1853

24-Jan-1995

C13

St. Luke

8

25-Dec-1884

30-Sep-1978

C14

St. Mark

10

13-Dec-1930

9-May-1992

C15

St. Matthews

7

2-Aug-1926

6-Feb-1993

C16

St. Paul

11

29-Sep-1872

27-Oct-1973

C17

St. Mary's

2

14-May-1838

17-Sep-1994

C18

The Parish Church Great Stainton

3

22-May-1838

8-Jun-1991

C19

Haughton-Le-Skerne

13

23-Nov-1837

26-Apl-2003

C20

St. Michael's

10

5-Aug-1837

11-Jul-2009

C21

Hurworth Church

12

5-Sep-1837

12-Apr-2011

C22

St. John Baptist Church

1

14-May-1838

1-Aug-1987

C23

St. George

1

13-May-1838

15-Apr-1933

C24

St. Lawrence

10

21-Jul-1897

12-Jun-1999

C25

St Mary, Magdalene, Piercebridge

Nil Deposited

4-May-1905

 

C26

St Andrew, Sadberge

5

17-Jul-1837

4-Sep-1993

C27

All Saints, Sockburn

1

2-Jan-1838

18-Dec-1982

C28

St Mary, Magdalene

1

25-Apr-1914

6-Feb-1965