Historic Records

Whether you are researching your family tree or finding out more about where you live, historical records can be invaluable.

You can find advice about how to use local information to further your research by using our local heritage guide found in our related downloads at the bottom of this page.

We hold a wide range of sources to help the family historian. Selecting a title below will take you to further, more detailed information on these subjects:

Southend Libraries

For more detailed information please visit our libraries pages.

Duplicate Certificates

If you want to get duplicate births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths certificates for those that were registered in Southend you can apply and pay online for this service.

You can also contact the General Register Office as they can offer guidance and information if you are:

  • ordering certificates online
  • looking for certificate fees
  • investigating your family tree
  • looking for overseas records
  • Traceline - re-establishing contact between family and friends.

Electoral Registers

We hold Registers of Electors from the present day back to 1949. Registers can be viewed at the Civic Centre, please see the linked page for viewing arrangements.

You might also like to use the following services:

Cemetery Records

You can ask us to search burial and cremation records for local cemeteries. Please use our online form to request for these records. You can apply and pay online for this service.

Page last updated: 29/10/2019