Tuesday, June 03, 2008


British Library research services for family history researchers: "We will search up to four newspapers of a specified date for:

* birth marriages and death notices and obituaries;
* reports of weddings and funerals;
* court reports;
* crime reports;
* miscellaneous news items.

There is a fixed price of £50 (incl VAT) per search for a report which will include:

* a list of the newspapers investigated;
* a list of the articles and items found;
* a list of the articles we are able to supply with instructions for ordering copies.

To order a search please complete newspaper order form, you can find a link in our more useful content panel.

If you want to find out more about the service, please contact:

Email: newspaper@bl.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7356

Find out more about our Newspaper collections.

Electoral Register Search Service

We can check one address in one register and supply a copy of the entry. Due to recent legislation we are unable to supply information from Electoral Registers published in the last 10 years. The most recent Electoral Register from which we can supply information is 1998."

India Office Baptisms, Marriages and Burials Search Service

We hold a unique collection of ecclesiastical returns: copies of births / baptisms, marriages and burials of European and Eurasian Christians in South Asia (including Burma, but excluding Ceylon) and other territories controlled by the English East India Company, from 1698 into the 1960s.

We can search for a specific return and supply you with a copy of the entry. We can also supply a certified copy on Foreign and Commonwealth Office headed paper for an additional fee.

There is a fixed price of £35.25 per search for enquirers of EU countries (Inc VAT) and £30 per search for enquirers of non-EU countries. Photocopies, including certified copies are £18 per certified copy.

For more information on India Office Records' Family History Sources, and to order a search, please contact:

Email: apac-enquiries@bl.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7873


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