Catalogue description Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages of Passengers at Sea
|Title:||Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages of Passengers at Sea|
This series consists of registers compiled from ships' official logs of births, deaths and marriages of passengers at sea by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen and its predecessor.
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|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
General Register and Record Office of Seamen, 1835-1872
Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, 1872-1992
|Physical description:||9 volume(s)|
|Access conditions:||Available in digital format only|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
Under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1874 deaths at sea were reported to the Registrar General, who then reported them to the Registrars General of England, Scotland or Ireland as appropriate.
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