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Births and registration

Registering and naming your baby

By law all births occurring in Northern Ireland must be registered
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Order a birth certificate

There are several ways to order a birth or adoption certificate from the General Register Office Northern Ireland (GRONI)
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Re-registration of a birth

In certain circumstances a birth that has already been registered may be re-registered
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Recording a change of name

Anyone born or legally adopted in Northern Ireland to change their forename and/or surname
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Registering a still-birth

There is no legal requirement to register a still-birth, however, many parents see this as an opportunity to have a formal record of their still-born child
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District Registrars in Northern Ireland

District Registrars are responsible for the registration of all life events in Northern Ireland and are based in council offices
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Research family history at the General Register Office (NI) GRONI

Where to start your search, records available to search and how to access the records