Regimental Registers - records of births/baptisms, marriages and deaths of British soldiers and their families
These records include events which may have taken place in the UK, Ireland and overseas.
Chaplains returns of baptisms, marriages and burials
These records were compiled by regimental chaplains and maybe duplicated within the regimental records mentioned above.
Ionian Islands records of births/baptisms, marriages and deaths of civilians, soldiers and their families stationed on Corfu
These records relate to the garrison stationed on the islands of Corfu while under British protection after a short period of rule by France.
Consular births, marriages and deaths registered by British Consuls
These records relate to registrations made by the British Consul in the country concerned. It should be noted that registration in respect of British citizens or subjects has never been compulsory and therefore a record of the event may not be held.
Army births, marriages and deaths
Records relating to members of the British Army or their families where the event has taken place outside of the United Kingdom.
Includes Boer War (Army) World War 1 (Army/Navy/ some Royal Air Force - for those men in the Royal Flying Corp they were registered by the Army) World War 2 (Army/Navy/Royal Air Force)
Please note the information on the records held will only contain name, rank, service number, date (or presumed date) of death and place of death (often just recorded as the theatre of war e.g. 'France') the cause of death will normally be recorded on any certificate as 'killed in action', 'died of wounds' or 'on war service'. More information may be obtained from either the service record of the individual or their memorial.
Air births and deaths
Births and deaths which have taken place on British registered aircraft.
Births and deaths registered by British High Commissions
Events which have been registered by the British authorities in a Commonwealth country.
To browse these records go Search page and select the FREE tab
Browseable – browse record by year, letter, page and image
A typical example of an Overseas Index Image
Index to Consular Marriages 1961-1965 AAL – ARC. Note the handwritten numbers which correspond with the following image
Index to Consular Marriages 1961-1965 AAL – ARC
The “Interlinings” image shows the order of the handwritten entries from the previous image
Why Beta? Well because we think that we can always improve, from the quality and range of the historical records to your experience and interaction on our website with our emphasis on ease of use and lower cost.
We have many changes to come on Familyrelatives.com over the next few months from Calendar’s to Photo Albums, to Family Tree software, to Family & Friend inclusion and we would love your feedback and interaction.