Oscar Wilde's Death Certificate, 1900 (catalogue reference: RG 35/35)

06 February 2014


This talk looks at civilian and military registers kept by the British authorities, and by churches, consulates and other bodies abroad. 

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 will not include events at sea, which are the subject of a separate talk.

Keith Mitchell worked for 13 years in the brewery trade, before joining The National Archives over ten years ago, originally at the Family Records Centre. With no formal history background, but keen to learn about the records, he noticed there was one subject without a printed guide; the overseas birth, marriage and death records. He has adopted this as his own records specialism, and since then has investigated the subject in a wide range of records in The National Archives.

Sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives.

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