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Birth, Death and Marriage Records
The Birth, Death and Marriage records for Aberdeenshire (including Aberdeen City) and Kincardineshire are available in the Search Room, grouped together by parish/registration district and arranged in alphabetical order.
Registers date from 1855, to circa 1899 for births and to 1939 for marriages and deaths. Also available are the records of birth, death and marriages for the whole of Scotland on computer, as well as census records from 1841.
Tell Us Once
From 21 February 2012, the Registrars Service will offer the Tell Us Once service to anyone wishing to register a birth or death. This service allows the customer to pass additional information to the Registrar, which will be passed on to other Council services, for instance, Council housing, revenues and benefits, social work, as well as government departments, meaning that repeat notifications of a birth or death are no longer required. For more information, click below:
Back to the Registrars.
Frequently Asked Questions
- After I have registered a death, what forms with the Registrar give me to take home?
- Can a burial take place before the death has been registered?
- Can a cremation take place before the death is registered?
- Do I get an original death certificate free of charge?
- Do I get the doctor's death certificate back?
- Do I need to attend in person to obtain a death certificate?
- Do I need to make an appointment if I want to register a death?
- Do your registrar offices open at weekends?
- How long do I have to register a death?
- How much does it cost to register a death?
- If I am unable to provide the necessary documentation, what information does the Registrar need in order to register a death?
- If someone who normally lives in Scotland dies outside Scotland, where should I register the death?
- My common law spouse has died, can I register his/her death?
- Should I expect the medical certificate of cause of death to be returned to me?
- Someone who is normally resident outside Scotland died whilst on holiday here. Where do I register his death?
- The person who died has been married more than once. Do I need details of their previous spouses in order to register the death?
- What documents will I receive when I register a death?
- Why can't I sign the register page with my own pen?
- Why do you need such detailed information about the deceased person's relatives in order to register their death?