Spanning almost 400 years, the Bermuda Archives' holdings consist of the permanent and historic records of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Bermuda Government. The Bermuda Archives also collects private papers relating to Bermuda, which are donated by private organizations, institutions and members of the public.
The Bermuda Archives comprises a variety of formats, including paper records, original manuscripts, maps, plans, charts, photographs, documentary art, video and sound recordings. The Bermuda Archives holds probated wills from 1618 to 1974. For probated wills dated after 1974, please contact the Registry of the Supreme Court, 441-292-1350.
The Bermuda Archives does not hold current deeds. For deeds and land transfers please contact the Registry General. The Bermuda Archives does not hold the civil records of births, deaths and marriages. For births, deaths and marriages from 1866, please contact the Registry General.