Barbados Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

The Registrar of the Supreme Court
Registration Department
New Supreme Court Complex
Whitepark Road
St. Michael
Barbados, W.I.

Telephone: 1 (246) 426-2405
Fax: 1 (246) 434-9970
Email: registrar@lawcourts.gov.bb

Barbados Department of Archives
Black Rock
St. James BB24001
Barbados, W.I.

PBX: 1(246) 535-0090
Phone: 1 (246) 424-1270
Phone: 1 (246) 425-5150
Fax: 1 (246) 425-5911
Email: bda@caribsurf.com
Email: archives@sunbeach.net

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Birth registers began in 1890, marriage registers in 1930, and death registers in 1925.[1]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Births

  • Date
  • Name of child
  • Names of father
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Residence
  • Profession of father

Marriages

  • Place of marriage
  • Date of marriage
  • Name and Surname of the husband
  • Name and Surname of the wife
  • Age of the husband
  • Age of the wife
  • Marital status of husband and wife
  • Addresses of husband and wife
  • Occupation of husband
  • Occupation of wife
  • Name and occupation of husband's father
  • Name and occupation of wife's father
  • Signatures of husband and wife
  • Signatures of witnesses
  • Signature of Marriage Officer or Magistrate[2]

Deaths

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death

Burials

  • When buried
  • Name
  • Age
  • Profession
  • Abode
  • Place of birth

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Thomas Jay Kemp, International Vital Records Handbook, 7th ed., (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, c2017), p. 457.
  2. Barbados Integrated Government, Register a Marriage, (accessed 17 August 2020).