Armed Forces: Births, Marriages and Deaths

Discover records of births, marriages and deaths of Scots at military stations abroad from 1881 to 1970.

​What do I need to know before I start?

 Try to find out:

  • name of the person

  • where they were stationed

  • date of event

​What records can I find in The Mitchell: Registrars?

The records of service returns of births, marriages and deaths of Scottish persons at military stations abroad have been digitally imaged.  Copies of these images, together with a full index, are one of the many resources available as part of the ScotlandsPeople network which you access in the Registrars on payment of a daily fee. 

 

The records include:

  • births, marriages and deaths of Scots, 1881-1959

  • service department registers, 1959-present,  incorporating births outside the United Kingdom of children of Scottish residents serving in or employed by HM forces

  • service departments registers, 1859-present, incorporating deaths outside the United Kingdom of persons ordinarily resident in Scotland who are serving in or employed by HM Forces, including families of members of the Forces

 

What records can I see online?

Images of the foreign returns for births (to 1913), marriages (to 1938) and deaths (to  1963) can be purchased on the ScotlandsPeople website.