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Lancaster Civil Registration

The LancashireBMD site has details of some the births, marriages and deaths recorded at the Lancashire Registration District Office, and provides an easy mechanism to order certificates.

Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be obtained from the Superintendent Registrar at the Register Offices:

If ordering from a District Office, please note the following:

(a) the cost of a certificate is currently (April 2003) £7.00 - send a Sterling cheque payable to the Superintendent Registrar plus return postage or two International Reply Coupons.
(b) the reference numbers from the St Catherine's Index are of no value, but the year and quarter may reduce the amount of searching that the office has to perform.
(c) for marriage certificates, the precise place of marriage must be given.
(d) Civil Registration in England and Wales began on July 1st 1837.

The Lancaster register office held details for events in Lancaster and Garstang. and some records for the closed office that was in Lunesdale.

Details of the place names in the civil registration districts of Lancaster can help in identifying the census returns to consult as they use a common structure.