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Family History Research

Are you intrigued by your Family History?  Tracing Family History is an increasingly popular hobby and Birth, Death and Marriage certificates provide one of the main sources of information for tracing your ancestors.

Pembrokeshire Register Office has records dating from July 1837 to the present day for Births, Deaths and Marriages which occurred in the Pembrokeshire area.  These records are not open to public inspection but you can apply to the Register Office for a certified copy of the information in a birth, marriage or death entry. The information is provided in the form of a family history certificate.  

Certificates cost £10 plus 50p postage if required. We aim to issue Family History certificates within 5 - 10 working days.

Family History Searches

Historically the County of Pembrokeshire was sub-divided into a number of Registration Districts which have changed over time (see Genuki's list of Pembrokeshire Registration Districts).

If you are unsure of the exact date of an entry we will conduct a five year search of our records, two years either side of the year you give, within one historical Registration District free of charge.

If you require a wider search these can be requested subject to the following fees, in addition to the certificate fee:

Search a single district, 2 years either side of given year (total 5 years search)

Free

For each additional district, 2 years either side of given year (total 5 years search)

£5.00

Search of one district 5 years either side of given year (total 11 years)

£5.00

Search of one district 10 years either side of given year (total 21 years)

£10.00

Full search of all districts

£18.00

If we find a probable match in our registers, where only some of the information corresponds with the information supplied, we will contact you and obtain your agreement before issuing a certificate.  If we are unable to find a match we will refund the certificate fee in full.

New to Family History?

If you are new to Family History research the following sites are full of useful information on how to get started:

BBC Family History

Genealogical Society

For information about other family and local history resources for Pembrokeshire visit:

Pembrokeshire Archives

Local Studies

Pembrokeshire County Council run regular courses in Family History research.  Details can be found at Pembrokeshire Learning.

Contact Us

Pembrokeshire District Register Office
1 Cherry Grove
Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire
SA61 2NZ

Tel 01437 775176
Fax 01437 779357     
Email

Opening hours - Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Limited free 2 hour parking is available behind the Register Office

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