St. Catherine's House

Following the closure of Somerset House in 1970, the central archive of public records such as birth, marriage & death certificates were moved to St. Catherine's House. Both St.Catherine's House and Somerset House have now closed and currently no public counter service exists to obtain copy certificates nationally due to the closure also of the Family Records Centre. It is still possible to obtain a copy certificate from the registry office responsible for the registration of the birth, marriage or death at the time.

Certificate Archive

St. Catherine's House closed its doors as a public archive in 1997 when the records were moved to the Public Records Office in Mydlleton Street.

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