Search Tips & Hints
These indexes are not complete, so a failure to locate a certificate does not necessarily mean that the event is not recorded. - see Index Content
To find an index to a birth, death or marriage certificate click the orange "Search" button on the left side of your screen from any page.
When the search page is displayed, click one of the radio buttons to search for a birth, death or marriage. Enter a surname, and a year. You may also enter a forename if known. Click the "Search " button below the form inputs.
You may search on a specific year or use the select option to widen your search to within 1 year, 2 years or 5 years of the approximate date of the event.
e.g. searching for an event around 1940, within 1 year would search 3 inclusive years 1939 to 1941.
The name entered in the Registers were subject to human error and not always totally accurate. In particular, names such as O'NEIL were sometimes entered as ONEIL (without the apostrophe), or even O-NEIL. McIntosh can sometimes occur as Macintosh - try searching for each.
If your search is successful you will be presented with a page or pages of results (15 per page). At the right hand side of a result the office at which the certificate is held is shown. Click this for contact details.
Contact details are displayed after you click on the office link (see above). Please contact the office which holds the certificate to make your purchases.
Checking Certificate Details
Tees Valley Register Offices offer an email option to help you verify the details of a certificate before you purchase. Please use the form provided on the record contact details page.