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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Register Office services

See which Register Office services are affected (marriages, funerals, registering a birth or death).

Face coverings

From 8 August 2020, it will be mandatory for guests to wear a face covering when attending a funeral or wedding or civil partnership ceremony.

We ask that you wear a face covering when entering any Council building.

There are exemptions. See government guidance on face coverings.

Cemeteries and the crematorium

Cemeteries and the crematorium are open.

Due to government guidance on social distancing, the Roll of Remembrance Chapel and Flower Chapel at South Shields Crematorium are closed until further notice.

Records 1837 - 2008

This database only contains entries from 1837 - 2008. Also, due to boundary changes over the years older information may be held in neighbouring registers, and thus not appear here. Please consult the areas and dates covered page for further information on what we hold.

Records after 2008

If you are looking for a record that isn't held in this system because it is from after 2008, please get in touch with information on your search. If we are able to find the record, you will be able to order a certificate.

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    South Tyneside Register Office
    10 Broughton Road
    South Shields
    NE33 2RN

    Guidance notes

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    If you are ordering more than one certificate please make out a separate cheque for each request. If one request is unsuccessful we need only return the cheque for that search and issue on the remaining.

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