Dominica 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]

Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment
4th Floor, Government Headquarters
Commonwealth of Dominica
Telephone: (767) 266 3437
Fax: (767) 448 6086
E-mail: health@dominica.gov.dm

healthpromotion@dominica.gov.dm
266-3342/3470/3061

Government of Dominica Web Portal, Application for Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The first permanent European settlers were French who came in 1660. They soon had African slaves. In 1763, Dominica went to England by treaty. In 1833, slavery was abolished. In 1871, Dominica became part of the British Leeward Islands. In 1940, the administration of Dominica was transferred to the British Windward Islands. In 1978, Dominica gained its independence.

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

  • Name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Dates of birth of parents
  • Occupations and residences of parents[1]

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Names of parents of bride and groom[1]

Death Records[edit | edit source]

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Names of parents
  • Dates of birth of parents
  • Occupations and residences of parents[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Government of Dominica Web Portal, Application for Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates indicates information that might be on the records. (accessed 12 December 2020).