Leading the way in internet family history research, website www.familyrelatives.org announces the first of several new and important records to be put online - part of a program to add more than 100 million new records. All British Overseas Births, Deaths and Marriages, from 1761 to the present day-are now available entirely free of charge for the very first time on the web.
The British Overseas records bring together an amazing series of documents which list the births, marriages and deaths (BMD) of Britons abroad: they reflect the fascinating history of the British empire, of colonial rule, and the transition to modern Commonwealth. There are deaths in foreign conflicts, from the American Revolution and Napoleonic Wars to the Indian Mutiny, and the Boer War, as well as the births and marriages registered across the British Empire or in British consulates. Here can be found famous Britons like Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien born in South Africa in 1892; writer George Orwell, born Eric Blair, in Bengal, in 1903; and AbFab actress Joanna Lumley, born in Kashmir in 1946. Even the records from the Ionian Islands, a British protectorate from 1815 to 1864, now best known to holidaymakers as Corfu, are available, together with marine records which register the births and deaths at sea, and aviation records listing deaths in the air.
www.familyrelatives.org is the place to find your relatives who married in Kenya, South Africa, or India; an ancestor who fought and died in Spain under Wellington, perhaps, or in Malaya in the 1950s; a family member who was born abroad and registered with a British consulate in America, China or Russia; or a long-lost relative who went missing at sea. The searches are free and easy to do. All the original records are scanned at very high quality providing superlative images on screen.
A spokesperson for Familyrelatives.org said "This is another great innovation from www.familyrelatives.org. These records are not available anywhere else online to view for free, which gives the public an amazing opportunity to search their own family history overseas."
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