Friday, 26 January 2018
FindMyPast combines British Overseas bmd collections
British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms
This newly created collection brings together records held by the General Register Office and The National Archives and consists of birth records of children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as civilian ship passengers.
The collection consists of records previously available in three record sets – British nationals born overseas 1818-2005, British nationals armed forces births 1761-2005, and Births at sea, 1854-1960. Having been combined into one collection, it has been enhanced with an additional 92,000 records from the National Archive to create a total of nearly two million records. Each search result provides a transcript with the vital details recorded from the original source, plus an image of the original record.
British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages
This newly combined collection of nearly half a million records from the General Register Office and The National Archives holds details of marriages to military pesonnnel, British Consul staff, and other British nationals working overseas. Most of its records were previously available in sets called British nationals married overseas 1818-2005, British nationals armed forces marriages 1796-2005, British overseas marriages, and Marriages at sea, 1854-1972, but an additional 35,000 records have now joined them from the National Archives.
The records provide a combination of information containing the bride/groom's birth year, banns year, marriage year, marriage place, occupation, organisation, marital status, father's name, father's occupation, the names of witnesses and spouse's details.
British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials
To create this collection, which, like the others above, are a mix of records from the General Register Office and National Archives, the following three record-sets have been combined: British nationals died overseas 1818-2005, British nationals armed forces deaths 1796-2005, and Deaths at sea. Some 193,000 additions have also joined from The National Archives to create a collection of more than 2.4million records.
Posted by Claire Santry, Irish Genealogy News