Friday, 26 January 2018

Findmypast adds to British Armed Forces and Overseas Ital Records

Records of vital records for military personnel, British Consul staff, and British nationals outside the UK and their families have been added to collections at Findmypast.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms adds 92,686 new records for a total of 1,966,310. It includes births at sea. This collection is a consolidation of the previously available record sets on Findmypast British nationals born overseas 1818-2005, British nationals armed forces births 1761-2005, and Births at sea, 1854-1960 with the additional records from The National Archives (TNA).

British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages adds
35,555 records for a total of 462,142. This is a consolidation of Findmypast's record sets: British nationals married overseas 1818-2005, British nationals armed forces marriages 1796-2005, British overseas marriages, and Marriages at sea, 1854-1972. previously available along with new records from TNA.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials adds 218,101 records for a total of 2,744,153. It consolidates the previous Findmypast record sets: British nationals died overseas 1818-2005, British nationals armed forces deaths 1796-2005, and Deaths at sea together with new additions from TNA.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Browse also covers births, baptisms, marriages, banns, deaths and burials with 193,457 new records added, along with some other miscellaneous collections for a total 913 volumes:

  • Registrations of British armed forces (including serving members who were not British nationals) posted overseas.
  • Births of the children of passengers, seamen, and Royal Marines, of both British and other nationalities
  • Regimental registers and chaplains' returns for army births, marriages, and deaths which took place in the British Isles.
  • A card index of naval officers who were killed between 1914 and 1920, including some Royal Marines and Naval Reserve officers, as well as officers of the Canadian and Australian navies.
  • A card index of ships lost from 1914 to 1919.
  • A war graves roll from 1914 to 1919.
  • Statistical casualty books 1914-1933.
  • Registers and indexes of births, deaths, and marriages at sea from 1891 to 1972 maintained by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. The registers include both British and foreign subjects, passengers and seamen.
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