You are searching our Overseas birth records from 1761-1994
- Our overseas records date from 1761 to 1995.
- We will search the overseas records for names that match your criteria. Do not worry if you don't have a lot of information. You only need a surname to get results.
- Some of the records you are searching will be very old so it is often worth trying a few variations of spelling when it comes to names.
- You can search a number of different record selections by choosing them from the left hand green panel.
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This table shows all births recorded in your specified search year.
The first column shows the Surname Range of the records, for example; Spencer - Spinks means that the births logged in a record start at the surname Spencer and finish at Spinks.
The second column titled ‘Year Range’ shows the years in which these records were recorded.
The third column shows which Category the birth was recorded under.
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Overseas & military births 1761 to 1994
These are our Overseas and Military birth records from 1761 to 1994. The records are divided in to three categories – army, consular
and other (which includes Marine and Civil aircraft births). The consular records include births of British citizens born overseas,
whose births were registered where the British consul or UK High Commission were notified of the event. The Army records include the
birth registrations of British Armed forces posted overseas.
Once you have found the overseas birth you are looking for you can order a copy of the birth certificate from the General Register Office using the volume and page number, the district and the year, which you'll find in our records.
Please note that the certificates you order may not always be as detailed as the certificates recording these events in England and Wales as these events were recorded in other countries.