Birth Marriage & Death Records for East Africa

These records are not readily accessible in East Africa. Certainly not in Kenya where I reside.

However, from around 1905 annual returns of overseas Births Marriages & Deaths were sent back to the UK. These returns have been stored at the UK National Archives under reference RG36.

Recently these records have been released and licenced to the Genealogist UK where they can be searched on line for a fee or subscription.

These records do not provide certificates but are indexes giving basic details. I have only looked at "Deaths" so far but details that are shown include


Date of Death (or registration for early records)

District where death was recorded


Cause of Death

The records are on the website under the classification

Non-Parochial BMDs

So far I have seen records for Kenya, Uganda and "Africa". You can click on the link below for more information.


The Genealogist - UK census, BMDs and more online