What information will be on the certificate?

When tracing your Family History a copy Certificate is a powerful tool, containing information to aid with your research.

Certificates for events registered overseas are not always as detailed as UK Birth, Marriage or Death records. This is due to the variations of each particular countrys registration process.

Below is a summary of the details normally shown on each particular Certificate.

British Overseas BIRTH Certificate Information

  • Date & Place of Birth
  • Full Name
  • Name and Surname of Father (if registered)
  • Name and Surname of Mother

Replacement copy birth certificates for British Armed Forces and British Nationals are available when the birth was registered with the appropriate British authorities within the overseas country. Unfortunately not all records are held in the UK and we are UNABLE to supply certificates for registrations in the following countries UNLESS the baby was born to a serving member of the British Armed Forces


Ascension Islands / Australia / Bermuda / Canada / Cayman Islands / Christmas Islands /

Falkland Islands / Gibraltar / Nevis / New Zealand / St Helena / South Africa /

Turks & Cacos Islands / Virgin Islands


    

British Overseas MARRIAGE Certificate Information

If the marriage ceremony was registered by the British Forces or took place in a British Consul

  • Date & Place of Marriage
  • Name and Surname of Bride
  • Name and Surname of Groom

If the marriage ceremony was registered overseas at the British High Commission, British Consulate or by the British Armed Forces in a country where notification is accepted by the UK authorities, we will be able to supply a replacement copy

If the marriage was not registered by the British Forces or did not take place in a British Consulate and the original documents have since been deposited with the GRO from an accepted country, the certificate issued will be a certified copy of the original document issued by the country where the marriage took place, plus a translation (if applicable). This certificate will differ in appearance to usual UK issued marriage certificates and will only show the information recorded by the particular country

Please contact our advisors if you wish to check whether we are able to supply a replacement marriage certificate from the country where your marriage ceremony was performed or if you have any questions regarding obtaining an overseas certificate


    

British Overseas DEATH Certificate Information

  • Date & Place of Death (War deaths may just contain the country)
  • Name and Surname
  • Age at Death OR Date of Birth

If the death was registered overseas at the British High Commission, British Consulate or by the British Armed Forces in a country where notification is accepted by the UK authorities, we will be able to supply a replacement copy. Regrettably we are unable to supply duplicate death certificates for registrations in the following countries:-


Ascension Islands / Australia / Bermuda / Canada / Cayman Islands / Christmas Islands /

Falkland Islands / Gibraltar / Nevis / New Zealand / St Helena / South Africa /

Turks & Cacos Islands / Virgin Islands


    

 

 

 

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