Friday, 11 December 2009

Free access to overseas British BMD indexes

Sometimes muggins here misses things! For some time I have known that the overseas British BMD records for 1761-1981 have been available on the FindmyPast.com subscription site, but I have just discovered that they can be accessed completely free of charge at FamilyRelatives.com (www.familyrelatives.com), including links to view the original register images for each entry.

The collection contains:

GRO Air Births Indices
GRO Air Deaths Indices
GRO Air Deaths: Missing Persons Indices
GRO Army Births Indices
GRO Army Chaplain Birth Indices
GRO Army Chaplain Death Indices
GRO Army Death Indices
GRO Army Marriages Within Brit.Lines
GRO Article 6 and Article 18 Marriages
GRO Births Abroad Indices
GRO Chaplains returns Marriages Indices
GRO Consul Marriages
GRO Consular Birth Indices
GRO Consular Death Indices
GRO Deaths Abroad Indices
GRO High Commission Death Indices
GRO High Commission Death Indices up to 1955
GRO Index Army Marriages
GRO Ionian Islands Chaplains Returns Births
GRO Ionian Islands Chaplains Returns Deaths
GRO Ionian Islands Chaplains Returns Marriages
GRO Ionian Islands Chaplains Civil Registration of Births
GRO Ionian Islands Chaplains Civil Registration of Marriages
GRO Ionian Islands Military Register of Births
GRO List of Army Registers
GRO Marine Births Indices
GRO Marine Deaths Indices
GRO Marriages Abroad
GRO Natal and South African Forces Deaths
GRO Regimental Births Indices
GRO Regimental Births Indices (suppl)
GRO Service Department Marriages
GRO Service Department Death Indices
GRO UK High Commission Birth Indices pre-1956
GRO UK High Commission Birth Indices up to and including 1981
GRO UK High Commission Marriages

It's not often I get completely blown away by an offering from an online supplier, but this is a major collection of useful records for all of those with British based relatives overseas. A serious thumbs up for FamilyRelatives on this one!

Chris

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2 comments:

Alison said...

Thanks, Chris, that's popped open another genealogical doorway!

Chris Paton said...

Glad it helped! :)

Chris