Use our new and improved search for overseas, at sea and army deaths
08 April 2011
Searching for your ancestors' overseas, at sea and army death records is now much easier on findmypast.co.uk
When you search these records, your results will now appear as a list of individual names.
Previously, your search results showed a list of pages and only displayed the first and last names that appeared on each page. You had to check through numerous pages to find your ancestors.
Now, you should be able to find who you're looking for straight away in the list of individual names. It is well worth searching these records again for any ancestors you were previously unable to find.
This search improvement follows the recent launch of our enhanced overseas, at sea and army birth and marriage records search.
Try our new and improved search now:
- British overseas deaths 1818-2005
- British deaths at sea 1854-1890
- British armed forces deaths 1796-2005
The other benefits to you include:
- Search for your ancestors who died overseas 1818-2005 in one go, rather than searching twice for two separate date ranges
- Perform a more detailed search: search by region to narrow down your results more easily
Here is an example of a death at sea record. Click on the image to enlarge it:
The record shows some fascinating information about the circumstances surrounding these deaths. The cause of death for several of the people on this record is 'drowned' or 'supposed drowned'. For two men, Robert Waite and David Beynon, the record goes on to state: 'vessel missing since'. Perhaps the most gruesome cause of death on this record is for Jane Atkinson, aged 33: 'Inflammation of Bowels & Exhaustion caused by Sea Sickness'.
To be able to see in detail the cause of your ancestors' deaths really adds colour to your family history.
This is the latest development in our project to fully name index all our birth, marriage and death records. The fully name indexed death records for England and Wales are coming very soon, marking the completion of this project.Search these records now
How many ancestors will you find today?