About Privacy Constraints

Viewing the ARP Registers and transcribed records is subject to PANB privacy rules. On this site, the rules are applied at the level of days rather than years. This means that new Registers and records will become viewable on a daily basis.

The following table shows what is viewable today under the PANB rules for the main events in the database:

Event Type Private Days Viewable Events
Occurred Before
Baptism 36,525 (100 yrs) 1921-09-16
Confirmation 36,525 (100 yrs) 1921-09-16
Burial 18,263 (50 yrs) 1971-09-16
Marriage 18,263 (50 yrs) 1971-09-16