Tameside Civil Registration


The CheshireBMD site has details of some the births, marriages and deaths recorded at Tameside Register Office, and provides an easy mechanism to order certificates.

Tameside council provide information about births, marriages and deaths.

The register office holds details for events in Tameside, and some records for the closed office that was in Ashton under Lyne.

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.
(e) Due to changes in operational procedures at Tameside office, requests for Family History Certificates will only be accepted by post or electronically. Alternatively, you may call in to the office and leave completed application forms, together with the relevant fee and a stamped addressed envelope, and your certificate will be forwarded to you as soon as possible. These changes are due to the enormous increase in the volume of Family History related documents requests over recent years.

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