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Registering Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships in Barrow-in-Furness

Replacement Certificates can be ordered online from the General Register Office.
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Cumbria Registration Service

Barrow Register Office,
The Nan Tait Centre,
Abbey Road,
Barrow in Furness,
LA14 1LG.

Tel: 0300 303 2472.

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 1.00pm & 2.00pm to 4.30pm, 
Saturday - By appointment Only

The registration service in the Furness area is operated by Cumbria County Council.

Link to the Cumbria County Council web site for more information on the Registration Service in Cumbria.

More information on How to Register a Birth or How to Register a Death as well as other Registration Services can be accessed on the GOV.UK web site. 

Cumbria County Council's Archive and Records Service

Cumbria Archive Service cares for parish registers, other church records, wills, electoral registers, maps and plans, poor law records, title deeds, and photographs. The archives of many families, businesses, local authorities, solicitors, societies and schools also help form a fascinating record of all aspects of life in the county.

Cumbria Archive & Records Office Information.

Other family history Resources:

The King's Own Royal Regiment Museum in Lancaster, that holds substantial archives relating to the Regiment and to many of the men who served with the King's Own - especially during the First and Second World Wars. 

Additionally, the "Family History Centre" may be of use. The centre is open Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 4pm, and is free to members of the public who wish to find out about or trace their family History. It is located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness (Tel 01229 820050). The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints also operates the Family Search web site giving free access to the 1881 Census as well as other genealogical record indexes.

When searching for historical records remember that the Furness area formed part of the administrative county of Lancashire until 1974, and that Barrow was not a registration district until 1876 - prior to this the Barrow, Dalton and outlying villages formed part of the Ulverston registration district.

The National Archives web site contains records of the UK Government from Domesday to the present.

The FreeBMD web site gives free access to transcribed Civil Registration indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales.

Many parish records are listed as part of the Lancashire Online Parish Clerks Project.