Friday, 6 March 2015

Findmypast adds British Civil Service Evidence of Age records

The largest record collection added to Findmypast this Friday is one long available to Society of Genealogists members.

"Containing nearly 65,000 records, the British Civil Service Evidence of Age records were collected by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to establish accurate birth records for their staff, to ensure they were of minimum age or eligible for a pension. This collection spans evidence of birth from 1752 up until the 20th century, although the great majority of births recorded took place in the 19th century. The records are declarations of births by parents or a signed testimony of an individual’s birth date in place of a birth or baptism record. They were provided by the Society of Genealogists, whose indexers have not only transcribed the civil service post-holder or candidate, but also any relatives named in the same document where a date of birth was given for them." 

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