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RG33 - General Register Office Overseas, 1627-1960:

General Register Office:Overseas Birth, Marriage, death and Burial of British Subjects including those onboard ships. Also Lundy Island Devon. Original registers, notebooks and copies of entries in registers kept by incumbents of English churches and missions, British embassies and legations etc. These cover the period 1627 to 1960 and are very detailed.

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Registers of Overseas Birth, Marriage, death and Burial of British Subjects including those onboard ships. Also Lundy Island Devon. Original registers, notebooks and copies of entries in registers kept by incumbents of English churches and missions, British embassies and legations etc. These cover the period 1627 to 1960 and are very detailed. With these RG33 records, it is important to remember that a record may be recorded in a number of registers - but differences may occur from incorrect copying. The notebook entries are likely to be more accurate than the entries copied into the registers.

An important factor to remember when searching through early records is the variation in the calendar system. The Julian Calendar was the standard system until March 1752 which was then replaced by the Gregorian Calendar. According to the Julian Calendar, the first day of the new year was 25th March 'Lady Day', so a full year would run from March 25th to March 24th. Dates between January 1st and March 24th would still be assigned the previous year, for example, January 1st 1744 would either be written as 1744 or 1744/45 to indicate the dual date. At TheGenealogist we use the date as written, so please be aware of this when searching for dates before March 1752.

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