Register Offices

Certificates of births, marriages and deaths can be obtained from the relevant local Register Office, by post or phone from the General Register Office at Southport as well as online from:

However, the majority of local Register Offices do not use the detailed General Register Office indexes found on microfiche at various Archives and Family History Centres.  The local records are organised by sub-districts so you need to know the area in which the event took place and, preferably, the date.  If you are lucky, a search may be made for you, but check with the Register Office first – they are usually very busy.  The certificates cost £9.25 online or £9.00 from the local register office.  When contacting the Register Office, remember always to send an SAE or 3 IRCs (International Reply Coupons) for your reply.

The following Register Offices currently exist in Gloucestershire and Bristol:

Cheltenham Register Office
St George’s Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EW
T:         +44 01242 532 455

Cirencester Register Office
Old Memorial Hospital, Sheep St, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1QW
T:         +44 01285 650 455

Forest of Dean Register Office
Belle Vue Centre, 6 Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2AB
T:         +44 01594 822 113

Gloucester Register Office
Maitland House, Spa Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1UY
T:         +44 01452 425 275

Stroud Register Office

The Old Victorian School, Parliament Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1DY
T:         +44 01453 766 049

South Gloucestershire Register Office
Poole Court, Poole Court Drive, Yate, Bristol, BS14 4PP
T:         +44 01454 863 140

Bristol Register Office
The Old Council House, Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1JG
T:         0117 922 2800