Tees Valley Indexes - Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages.
This website contains index records, which started in 1837, for birth death and marriage entries only in the following Tees Valley Register Offices:
- Redcar & Cleveland
These register offices have worked in partnership to provide this information on this site.
Information for Darlington and Stockton can be found on their own websites.
The index provides only a name and the year of the event. Other information cannot be shown and the onus is on you to provide sufficient additional information to identify the required entry. The owning office name is identified next to each entry and by clicking on this you are either able to download an application form for a certificate or access an on-line ordering service. You can also send an enquiry by e-mail with additional information to verify this is the correct entry before you purchase a certificate. Alternatively you can telephone the register office with your enquiry and order a certificate by telephone with a credit/debit card.
These indexes are not complete. The register offices rely on volunteer staff to transfer information from paper records onto the computer, which is a slow process. Generally all marriages have been transferred, but there will be gaps for birth and death entries. If you cannot find an entry it does not necessarily mean it does not exist. The register office will be able to search their paper records for you if you enquire.
If your ancestors are not from the Tees Valley area, there are many other web sites available to help with your search. Some are free to use, whilst others may need a subscription fee.
Also available in the Tees Valley area is the Teesside Archives, who may be able to help with your search prior to 1837 when registration began. They hold documents, records and photographs from a variety of private and public sources including census records, church records and cemetery registers.