You lucky thing, you live much closer to the GRO than I and many others on
the list. I live in Australia but can still get the certificates from the
GRO without leaving my hometown.
I was not suggesting you do this research at the GRO The microfiche of
Army Records have been filmed by LDS and are available at many LDS centres
and Family History societies.
The closest centre to you is at
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Hours: T, Th 14:00-18:45; Sa 9:00-14:00, and by appointment
Just pop in and ask if they have those Microfiche available.
If not, and they are an LDS product, you can either order them in, or buy
the particfular microfiche yourself, from the LDS
.I have given you the details in an earlier email..of which fiche you need.
but they can find them in their catlogue which is online at
Just go to keyword search, code in Great Britain -
Civil Registration - Indexes.
There are various indexes there, for Army records of dfferent events such as
Marriages, Deaths...but if it is births that you want..
Then scroll down until you reach the 29th record Index to certified
copies of registers of marriages (officers, soldiers & their families ... at
stations abroad, 1796-1955 and you will find the records of the 3
microfiche I told you about..
You said, > microfiche - how does one use them? I have no idea.<
I am sure someone at anyone of the LDS centres or libraries where you might
visit will show you how to handle the microfiche to read them..if that's
what you meant(They ar not frightening) .
I hope you no longer feel at a loss....I am not a member of the LDS, but you
will find they are very helpful in helping you further your family research.
LDS have also filmed some records of EIC Army...which can be found on their
I have some information on EIC..and I will dig around my files anf find it
and send it to you in a seperate email.
--- Original Message -----
From: "Georgina Watkins" <gewatkins(a)web.de>
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: [SRILANKA] Jefferies & O'Brien 1840s (Gay Fielding)
What a wealth of information, thanks very much, I've printed it all out.
problem is that my Point de Galle and thereabouts relations were not
army but attached to a EIC regiment, 2nd Ceylon Regt. Does anyone have
experience of looking for vital statistics for such people?