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RG34 - General Register Office: Overseas Foreign Marriage Returns, 1861-1921:

General Register Office: Overseas Foreign Marriage Returns. This series contains marriage 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. These cover the period 1861 to 1921.

Scope and content

More than 38,000 individuals are recorded in the overseas marriages records which include British subjects marrying abroad. These newly added records were previously only viewable on microfilm at The National Archives as the RG 34 series.
Many of the marriage certificates were issued by the authorities in the country concerned in the local language. These have been translated to provide a searchable database and links to a digital image of the original record.
Included in this series you can find:

The sources of these records covering British Citizens are worldwide and include marriage 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.


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