Discover if your ancestor is buried on the Isle of Man. Explore parish burial records and the Isle of Man civil registration index. Along with name and burial date, some records will reveal the person’s occupation, residence and parents’ names.
Isle of Man, Deaths and Burials 1598-2011 includes both parish burial records transcribed by FamilySearch and an index to death civil registration records created by Denise Killen. Due to the type of record and its age, the details found in each transcript will vary. Below is a list of what you may find for each record type.
Parish burial records
County and country
Source - Isle of Man Deaths and Burials 1844-1911 or Isle of Man Burials 1598-1950
Civil registration records
Source - Isle of Man Deaths 1877-2011
This collection holds both parish burial records and civil registration records related to deaths and burials on Isle of Man. Civil registration for deaths became compulsory in 1878. The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom, but is a dependency of the British Crown. Therefore, civil registrations of births, marriages and deaths are kept separate from England & Wales.
The island is located in the Irish Sea between England and Northern Ireland. It is 52 kilometres long and 22 kilometres wide. Its largest city and capital is Douglas. The 2011 census recorded 84,497 people living on the Isle of Man. The country has been inhabited since before 6500 BC. It celebrates a rich Celtic and Viking history, and its parliament, Tynwald, is known to be one of the oldest continuously governing bodies in the world. The native language is Manx, a type of Gaelic language. Isle of Man’s motto is ‘whichever way you throw it, it will stand’ and its flag is the three legs. Search for your ancestor in Findmypast’s newspapers, with over 67,000 pages from the Isle of Man Times.
You can order original certificates from all the transcripts generated from the civil registration index created by Denise Killen. These are the transcripts that list the registration year, registration district, volume and entry number.
If you want to order a certificate, you will need to contact the Isle of Man General Registry either in person or online. A link to their website is available in Useful Links and Resources and the address can be found below.
The Douglas Civil Registry Office
Isle of Man