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RG32 - General Register Office Overseas, 1831-1969:

General Register Office:Overseas Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths and Burials Abroad and on British & Foreign ships, of British subjects, nationals of the colonies, the Commonwealth and countries under British jurisdiction. Also Lundy Island Devon and Channel Island records.
Events affecting some foreign nationals are also included. Records consist mainly of certificates issued by foreign registration authorities, which are in local languages, and copies of entries kept by incumbents of English churches and missions, chaplains and burial authorities.
These cover the period 1831 to 1969 and are very detailed.

Scope and content

The series contains largely non-statutory records relating to Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths and Burials abroad, and on British as well as foreign ships, of British subjects, nationals of the colonies, the Commonwealth and countries under British jurisdiction.
Events affecting some foreign nationals are also included. Records consist mainly of certificates issued by foreign registration authorities, which are in local languages, and copies of entries kept by incumbents of English churches and missions, chaplains and burial authorities.
It also contains documents sent by individuals to the Registrar General.
For the Second World War period some notifications of deaths of members of the services, prisoners of war, civilians, internees and deaths through aircraft lost in flight are included. Notifications of some post-war deaths of civilians in mining service are preserved. There is also material relating to the Channel Islands and a return for births on Lundy Island (Devon).

Getting Started

About the Registers

i. Getting Started
ii. The Hidden Records
iii. What records are available at the moment?
iv. Paleography (how to deal with difficult handwriting)
v. Advanced Features

i. About RG4
 

What is RG4?
Types of records

ii. About RG5

 

What is RG5?
Protestant Dissenters' Registry
Wesleyan Methodist Registers

iii.

About RG6

 

What is RG6?
Scope and Content
Administrative and Biographical Background

iv.

About RG7

 

What is RG7?
Scope and Content
Administrative and Biographical Background

v. About RG8
 

What is RG8?
Scope and Content
Details

vi. About RG32
 

What is RG32?
Scope and Content
Details

  vii. About RG33
   

What is RG33?
Scope and Content
Details

  viii. About RG34
   

What is RG34?
Scope and Content
Details

  ix. About RG35
   

What is RG35?
Scope and Content
Details

  x. About RG36
   

What is RG36?
Scope and Content
Details

  xi. About the BT Series
   

What is the BT Series?
Scope and Content
Details