How To Request Vital Records From Jamaica

by Khadijah
(United State)

Jamaican Birth Certificate - Specimen

Jamaican Birth Certificate - Specimen

QUESTION:

I am doing family history research on my grandson's grandmother who was from Kingston Jamaica. She passed away in approximately 1973 per her daughter, my daughter-in-law. I just please need to know how to request vital records from there.

-Khadijah

ANSWER: by Devin, July 27, 2013



Hi Khadijah,

In 1879, under the Act of Parliament, the Island Record Office (IRO) was established as an arm of the Registrar General’s Department (RGD).

The Registrar General’s Department consists of the General Registrar Office and the Island Record Office.

Under the Act, the Chief Justice of Jamaica is the Keeper of the Records and the Registrar General is the Deputy Keeper of the Records. The IRO is the national repository for laws of Jamaica, wills and public writings.

For persons wishing to research their family history in Jamaica, contact must be made with the Registrar General’s Department to access their Genealogical Research Service within the Island Record Office.

To initiate a search, the individual needs to:


  1. Complete an RGD application form (available on their website) with the relevant dates of deaths, births and marriages and place of birth.

  2. Pay the relevant fees at any RGD office.
    Researches are currently conducted by the Registrar General’s Department or by individuals cost J$850.00 or US$10.00 per hour.

    The Cost of a Family Tree is J$2,000.00 or US$20.00. Birth, Death and Marriage Certificate for each family found is currently J$400.00 each.

    Note that fee payment by international customers must be (mailed) payable by International Money Order to the Registrar General’s Department, Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, Jamaica.

  3. Discuss your research needs with the IRO team via email at genealogy@rgd.gov.jm or by telephone at 876-619-1260 or 876-749-0550 extensions 6115 or 6124 or by mobile at 876-471-6775 or toll free at 1-888-743-2273.


Upon completion of search, individual will receive the following:


  • Details of Findings – Researcher’s notes
  • A Calendar of Events
  • Genealogical Certificates
  • Specimen copies of vital records and deeds
  • Customized Family Tree


For all other information required, individuals can visit anyone of the nine regional offices in Jamaica, send them a facsimile at 876-749-4229, by their deposit box at Head Office at Twickenham Park or contact the RGD by email at information@rgd.gov.jm or online at www.rgd.gov.jm.

All the best in your search.

See Also: How To get a copy of Marriage Certificate.

Related: How To get married in Jamaica.

Regards,
Devin, for My-Island-Jamaica.com

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

New! Have A Local Business? Looking For Increased Sales? Tell Us About It (No Cost) and watch your traffic (and sales) soar!

Read More ...

Recommended For You ...

And, Before You Go!

Here (below) are some sweet deals on matching products at Amazon that you might have otherwise missed. 

Amazon.com, by the way, is the internet's most reputable retailer and usually showcases only the best products that are related to your search. Be sure to check them out.

Note: If link does not show, please click here to be redirected to our page at Amazon.com.


Great Articles You Might Have Missed

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="3"

Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!

Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.


About The Author

wellesley gayle - booking link

A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' - since April 2007.  

To date, he serves over 8,300 unique readers / viewers per day.

His efforts have earned him featured positions in local publications, including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers, as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies and universities.

He invites you to join his friends list and stay updated on all the latest. You are also invited to join his exclusive patron community

copyscpe
Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

New Here?

I recommend you START HERE to enjoy the best of this website!


What's New?

Click Here to see the VERY latest articles and features.


Trending Now

Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors  & Friends (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

JamaicaSunshine Tours.com

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Top Articles

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Mystic Mountain Jamaica - For Adventure, Thrills & Breathtaking Views!

    Jun 20, 19 07:44 PM

    Warning! It's not for the faint of heart. For the rest of us who love excitement, adventure and thrill, then it must be the fun & popular mystic mountain Jamaica

    Read More

  2. Authentic Jamaican Pepper Pot Soup Recipe - It Doesn't Get Much Easier

    Jun 20, 19 05:43 PM

    Forget the rest, here is the authentic Jamaican Pepper Pot Soup recipe - simple and easy

    Read More

  3. Rooms Jamaica - The Best Little Hotels In Jamaica (Ocho Rios & Negril)

    Jun 20, 19 10:05 AM

    Where in Jamaica do I stay at a reasonable cost? That is a stone’s throw away from the best fun and excitement? The answer: Rooms Jamaica aka Rooms On The Beach

    Read More

  4. Montego Bay vs Negril?

    Jun 20, 19 12:00 AM

    Montego Bay vs Negril, Which Is The Best Place To Vacation? Answered Bay Aneisha Dobson, Associate Writer Undoubtedly, both Montego Bay and Negril are

    Read More

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.