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How to Find the Records

Online Collections

Offices to Contact

Registrar General’s Department
Cor. of Shirley and Charlotte Street
P.O. Box N 532
New Providence
The Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 397-9105

(242) 397-8957
(242) 397-9110

Fax: (242) 322-5553

For additional information on obtaining vital records, see:

Births : Birth Certificate

Adoptions : Adoption Certificate

Marriages : Marriage Certificate

Deaths : Death Certificate

Non-Residents : Services for Non-Residents

Historical Background

Adoptions are completed at the Supreme Court. The information is then sent to the Registrar General’s Department where the adoption is recorded in the Adoption Book.[1]

Coverage and Compliance

Information Recorded in the Records

The information in these records usually include the following:


  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Child's gender and race
  • Birth place
  • Parents' names
  • Father’s title or occupation


  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Full names of bride and groom
  • Ages of bride and groom
  • Civil status, age and residence of bride and groom
  • Occupation
  • Name of fathers of bride and groom
  • Witnesses


  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age, gender and race of deceased
  • Occupation of deceased
  • Cause of death


  1. The Government of the Bahamas, Adoption Certificate, © 2011 The Official Website of the Government of The Bahamas. (accessed 12 February 2020)]