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Born abroad - where is birth certificate?
« on: Tuesday 26 January 16 18:24 GMT (UK) »
If Scottish people were living abroad (in Switzerland) and had a child, where would that child's birth be registered in the UK system? Edinburgh? London?

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Re: Born abroad - where is birth certificate?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 18:30 GMT (UK) »
You need to look in British Nationals Born Overseas 1818-2005, Findmypast have the index, it is a subscription site.

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CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Born abroad - where is birth certificate?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 18:33 GMT (UK) »
ScotlandsPeople also have the 'foreign returns' which date from 1860 onwards, and consular returns from 1914 onwards.
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?r=554&402

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Re: Born abroad - where is birth certificate?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 January 16 18:53 GMT (UK) »
Finding a UK birth certificate would depend on whether they registered the birth at the British Consulate / Embassy -- it was not compulsory to do so

There could well be a Swiss birth certificate somewhere in the Swiss system tho
Wainwright - Yorkshire
Whitney - Herefordshire
Watson -  Northamptonshire
Trant - Yorkshire
Helps - all
Needham - Derbyshire
Waterhouse - Derbyshire
Northing - all


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Re: Born abroad - where is birth certificate?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 27 January 16 13:53 GMT (UK) »
Also try here - https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1520585?collectionNameFilter=false

If you need an official certificate you should check on the Switzerland section as to the additional information you will receive. It will be expensive - modern ones are over 20. You may also have to apply to the Canton.

Ken