Essex Society for Family History

Family History Federation Member

Registered Charity No 290552

Essex Society for Family History

Family History Federation Member

Registered Charity No 290552

Miscellaneous Indexes A to H

We can search the following miscellaneous indexes. If you would like our Research Team to conduct a search of any of the Miscellaneous Indexes listed below, please send an email to Elizabeth Cox (see "Contact Us" at the top of this page) specifying which Index you would like searched, supplying the name of the person and specifying which year(s) are to be searched. You will receive a reply detailing the cost of the search and the method of payment which is required.

British Consular Registers - BMD

Births and Deaths of British people in a foreign Country where a British Consulate is in operation. Marriage returns from foreign countries where the British Embassy hold a marriage warrant.

British High Commission Registers - BD

Births and Deaths of British people in a Commonwealth country where a British High Commission is in operation.
Marriages are not received by High commissions.
Registers are only made AFTER the date of independence, i.e. India from 1949. Jamaica from 1965. Kenya from 1965.
For events that took place before Independence, you should consult the Civil Registration Authority for that country.
There are certain countries where there is no provision for any form of British Consul or High Commission registers e.g. Australia, New Zealand, Falkland Islands, Canada, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

British Forces posted overseas - BMD

Births, Marriages and Deaths relating to members of the British Armed Forces posted overseas.
These entries do not show a claim to British citizenship.
Events connected to the Armed forces in Northern Ireland are registered at the GRO, Belfast.

Civil Aircraft - BD

Births and Deaths on British registered aircraft. Information is supplied by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), London.

Hovercraft - BD

Births and Deaths of people which take place on British registered hovercraft. Information is supplied by the Registry of Shipping and Seaman (RSS), Cardiff.

For the information of those researching overseas, The British Library holds:-

Oriental and India Office Collection India and Pakistan, 1698-1948 St. Helena, 1767-1835 Sumatra, 1759-1825 Malacca, Penang and Singapore, 1799-1829 Macao and Canton, 1820-1833 *Kuwait, 1937-1961 *Aden, 1840-1948.


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