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Offline Joy Dean

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Mauritius: cemetery and civil registration records ?
« on: Wednesday 04 March 09 16:50 GMT (UK) »
My great-great-uncle, serving in the 88th Connaught Rangers, died in 1879 in Port Louis, Mauritius, according to his army records.

I doubt there would be a gravestone, but you never know unless you ask. I have searched and searched but cannot find anywhere in that area to contact, just in case there is a record of his burial.



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Re: Mauritius: cemetery records?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 March 09 09:29 GMT (UK) »
I wrote to the British High Commission, and was advised:


You may wish to contact the following address:-

Mauritius Civil Status Division
7 Floor Emmanuel Anquetil Building
Port Louis
Telno:- (230)(2011209)
Faxno:-(230(2112420)
Email address:CivStat@intnet.mu


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Re: Mauritius: cemetery records?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 June 09 09:11 BST (UK) »
Well, twice I have sent an email, in which I requested acknowledge receipt; they were acknowledged each time with

Your message has been displayed to the user.
There is no guarantee that the message was read or understood.

So, the time has arrived for me to write a letter  :) requesting his death certificate
(http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/civilstatussite/menuitem.e51f357d11f39dc9b3347524e2b521ca/)
and send an international postal order for £3.

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Re: Mauritius: cemetery and civil registration records ?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 23 June 09 12:29 BST (UK) »
Joy, If you haven't sent the letter maybe it would shake thigs up a bit if you registered the letter or whatever is required to get a signature upon its delivery.
I had trouble with the Uk Home Office not replyingto 3 communications- I got fed up with that and then i sent a registered letter and they replied that day.
Bit of accountability does wonders ;D

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Re: Mauritius: cemetery and civil registration records ?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 June 09 09:20 BST (UK) »
A good idea that hadn't occurred to me :-)

I sent my letter to Mauritius on 12th June, and shall wait, in hope :-)

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Re: Mauritius: cemetery and civil registration records ?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 25 June 09 10:22 BST (UK) »
So give it a little while and if you have to write again then post it as registered or whatever makes them have to sign- certified Mail is the term I think.

let us know what happens please ;D

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Re: Mauritius: cemetery and civil registration records ?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 July 09 15:08 BST (UK) »
Hi Joy

I too have been emailing the civstat people in Mauritius and have also been ignored!

Would be very interested to hear whether your letter was any more successful.

Tracy
Judd - Warwickshire
DESLONGRAIS  - MAURITIUS/WALES/WARWICKSHIRE
Durand-Deslongrais - Mauritius/France
Neboden - Mauritius/France
Marks - Staffs/Warwicks
Menday, Lynch, French, Wright - Bermondsey/Southwark
Pett, Lowe, Kelly, Woolf, Baker, Winn, Wilkinson - North London
Tiplady - Bedfordshire

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Re: Mauritius: cemetery and civil registration records ?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 27 November 09 23:02 GMT (UK) »
After more correspondence, the certificate has arrived  :)

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Re: Mauritius: cemetery and civil registration records ?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 28 November 09 00:35 GMT (UK) »
Well done ;D

Persistence pays :)

charlotte