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There is no single place to find all the birth, marriage and death records of the British overseas. However, The National Archives holds a substantial number of them, in a variety of record collections. This talk looks at civilian and military registers kept by the British authorities, and by churches, consulates and other bodies abroad. Please note that this talk does not include events at sea, which are the subject of a separate talk. Speaker Keith Mitchell joined The National Archives ten years ago and specialises in overseas birth, marriage and death records.
This is the third and final lesson designed to help you read, understand, and extract information from genealogical records written in Secretary Hand. In this lesson, you will explore several types of English genealogical records, including parish registers, bishop's transcripts, probate records, and court records.