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Public Record Office FAQs

Q Does PRO provide copies of Manx birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates?
ANo. These are available from the Civil Registry
Q Does PRO provide the current Manx voters list?
ANo. These are held by the Corporate Services Division of the General Registry
Q Can I check Manx company details at PRO?
AInformation on live companies can be obtained from the Companies Registry which is now part of the Department of Economic Development. Files for companies which have been dissolved are held by PRO or Companies Registry. PRO holds files for dissolved companies registered before 1970 and sampled files for companies registered after 1970 and dissolved more than 12 years ago. The Financial Supervision Commission has the files for companies dissolved in the last 12 years.
Q Does PRO hold details of Manx property owners?
AThe deeds and related information up to 1910 are held by Manx National Heritage, from 1911 they are in the Deeds Registry. We have rating valuation lists for the Island from 1902 to c.1973.
Q Can I consult all Manx Government records which are open to the public in PRO?
ANo. For records less than 30 years old you should normally go to the relevant department.
Q Can you help me find Manx school records for my parent or grandparent?
AWe may be able to assist, though not all records have survived. Please Contact Us with the all the details you have.
Q Where is the PRO?
AIt is on Spring Valley Industrial Estate 2.5 miles outside Douglas – see Contact Us and Accessing Public Records for further details.
Q What records does PRO hold?
ASee Records.
Q How do I get access to records in PRO?
ASee Accessing Public Records.
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