Was your ancestor born on the Isle of Man? Discover your Manx ancestor’s birth date, parents’ names and residence. In the records, we have found the birth registrations for all three Gibb brothers of the famous Bee Gees.
The Isle of Man Births & Baptisms 1606-2010 is an amalgamation of church baptism records transcribed by FamilySearch and an index of the Isle of Man birth civil registrations created by Denise Killen. The details found in each record will vary depending on the nature of its original source.
Maternal grandfather’s name
County and Country
The records are composed of parish baptismal records, transcribed by FamilySearch, and civil registration records, transcribed by Denise Killen. On the Isle of Man, compulsory civil registration of births started in 1878, over 40 years after it was required for England and Wales. There are four registration districts for Isle of Man: Ramsey, Peel, Douglas and Castletown.
The island has been inhabited since before 6500 BC. Isle of Man is known as Ellan Vannin in Manx, the native Gaelic language of the island. It has a rich Celtic and Viking history that can been seen today in the Manx language and Viking place names. Since 1765, Isle of Man has been a self-governing dependency of the British Crown. As a dependency, the United Kingdom is responsible for the Isle of Man’s defence and represents the island in international affairs. Its capital city is Douglas.
If your ancestor was born towards the end of the year, it is possible that their registration will be found in the following year. For example, both Maurice Ernest Gibb and Robin Gibb were born on 22 December 1949, but their birth was not registered until 1950. Their older brother, Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, can also be found in the records. In 1958, the trio formed the pop music band, Bee Gees. They enjoyed decades of success, especially during the disco era of music. Their hit records include Tragedy, Words, You Win Again, and Staying Alive and Night Fever (both featured on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack). They sold more than 220 million records worldwide, won numerous awards and appear in multiple halls of fame.
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