(Note: Some of these 19th and 20th century birth, marriage and death indexes may take a while to download due to their volume).
Births - A English full birth certificate contains, date, place of birth, forename(s)) and sex of the child. Full name and occupation of the father if he is married to the mother or if he attended with the mother and signed the registration entry. Full name and maiden name of mother. The informant's name, address and relationship to the child. From 1969 the certificate contains the place of birth of both parents. Starting in 1984 the month of registration is given. The online GRO indexes now contains the maiden surname of the mother starting from 1837 and possibly a fuller Christian name.
Marriages - A English marriage certificate contains the date and place of marriage, whether by banns, license or certificate. Names and ages of the bridge and groom, (full age indicates that the person was over 21 years). The occupation or the name and occupation of the husband if for a married or widowed woman. Name, address and family relationship if any of the informant. From April 1969 the certificate contains the date and place of birth, usual address and maiden name if a married or widowed women. From March Quarter 1912 onwards the GRO indexes show the surname of the second party to the marriage along side the name and surname of the other party.
Deaths - A English death certificate contains the name of the deceased, date and place of death, given age, cause(s) of death. Occupation or the name and occupation of the husband if for a married or widowed women. Name, address and family relationship of the informant. From April 1969 a death certificate shows the date and place of birth, the usual address and maiden name if for a married or widowed woman. From March Quarter 1866 to March Quarter 1969 the GRO indexes show the age at death and from June Quarter 1969 onwards shows the deceased's date of birth. Starting in 1984 the month of registration is given. The online GRO index now contains the age at death from 1837 (but beware in practice death in months can be shown as if it is years).
t is recommended that any Birth, Marriage or Death GRO registration reference is checked against the original indexes before applying for a copy of the certificate, if you should find any errors please notify me .
Baptisms, Marriages & Burials in Jamaica.
In 1824 the Diocese of Jamaica was established and in 1825 the office of Registrar of the Diocese was established. Rectors send copies of existing registers there and annual transcripts thereafter. The parish register transcripts recorded baptisms, marriages and burials. Birth & Deaths registers were mandated by law in 1843 and kept for a few years, but the law was widely ignored and repealed after a few years.
The baptisms, marriages and burials are taken from Parish Register Transcripts which are arranged in five series
Births, Marriages & Deaths in Jamaica.
Civil registration began in 1880
Birth, Marriage & Deaths last updated 14th January 2023