Registration Service

Research your family history

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 certificate.  

Certificates cost £12.50. We aim to issue Family History certificates within 15 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 (opens in a new tab)).

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

Each additional district, 2 years either side of given year (total 5 years search): £5.00

Search of all districts, 2 years either side of given year (total 5 years search): £20.00

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:

The following links open in a new tab:

BBC Family History (opens in a new tab)

Genealogical Society (opens in a new tab)

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

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

Contact us

Pembrokeshire Registration Service
Pembrokeshire Register Office
Pembrokeshire Archives
SA61 2PE

Tel 01437 775176

Opening hours - Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

ID: 76, revised 13/06/2024