General Register Office: Miscellaneous Foreign Death Returns
|Title:||General Register Office: Miscellaneous Foreign Death Returns|
This series contains death certificates issued by foreign registration authorities and churches, copies of entries in the registers kept by British embassies, incumbents of English churches and chaplains, notification of marriages of servicemen during service abroad, and documents deposited for safekeeping. They include an incomplete collection of certificates of British military deaths in France and Belgium, 1914 to 1921, issued by the registration authorities of those countries.
Electronic images of these records can be searched online through our partner website.
Copies of further registers of the British military deaths, compiled by the War Office, remain with the General Register Office. There are also considerable numbers of other sources of births, marriages and deaths of Britons overseas which are held in other record repositories; in particular the Guildhall and the Society of Genealogists.
Duplicate registers retained by consulates are held in Foreign Office, Division within FO
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
General Register Office, 1836-1970
|Physical description:||69 papers and volumes|
|Access conditions:||Available in digital format|
Geoffrey Yeo 'The British Overseas, A Guide to Records of Their Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths and Burials Available in the United Kingdom', London, 2nd edn, 1988.