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Birth, death and marriage records

Bridgend Register Office holds a number of registers that record local births, deaths and marriages dating back to 1837.

You may need copies of a certificate for a number of reasons, such as:

  • applying for a passport
  • seeking a student loan
  • attaching documents to a CV
  • making an insurance claim
  • proving probate

Other uses of office records include tracing family trees or researching local history. The Bridgend Register Office can help you with all of this and often receives enquiries from all over the world.

Ordering copies of certificates

We will need the following information:

  • the name of the person, and in the case of a marriage, the name of their partner
  • the date of the event
  • the place of birth or death
  • if a marriage, the name of the church or licensed venue it took place

You can write to us, send us an email, phone us or apply in person at the register office during opening hours.

Fees apply and you can pay by cheque, or by phone using a credit or debit card. For applications by post, including a stamped, addressed envelope will speed up the application process.

You can find a list of our current fees here.


Bridgend Register Office

Telephone: 01656 642391
Address: Ty'r Ardd , Sunnyside, Bridgend, CF31 4AR.
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday
9.30am to 4pm

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