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Copy certificates and family history


Gateshead Register Office holds the records of all births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships in Gateshead from 1837 onwards. You can search our records online.

How to apply

Download an application form below, and then apply for the copy certificate by post or in person. You do not need an appointment to apply for a copy certificate in person.

You can also contact us by phone to request a copy certificate and pay in person by credit or debit card.

Application forms

Costs and payment methods

We accept payment by cash, cheque, credit or debit card.  Please do not send cash through the post.

Contact Us

Gateshead Register Office
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Tel: 0191 433 3000
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