Malta Colonial Records
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Order of Saint John Rule (1530-1798)[edit | edit source]
Malta was ruled by the Order of Saint John as a vassal state of the Kingdom of Sicily. Sicilian rule ceased when Napoleon invaded Malta in 1798.
|Record collection||Years covered||Record type||Language||Who is in the records|
|The Adami collection, 1485-1868||1485-1868||Parrochial records (marriages, baptisms, family trees, etc.)||Latin & Italian||Marriages collected from all of the parishes in Malta. They are in alphabetical order by surname of the bride and the groom|
|Matrimoni in tutte le parrocchie dell'Isola (Malta), 1546-1719||1546-1719||Marriages||Latin & Italian||Marriages collected from all of the parishes in Malta. They are in alphabetical order by surname of the bride and the groom|
|Liber mortuorum, Sacra Infermeria 1677-1849||1677-1849||Death records||Latin & Italian||From the Sacred Infirmary (Sacra Infermeria) in Valletta, Malta|
French Colonization (1798-1800)[edit | edit source]
From 1798-1800, Napoleonic France occupied Malta. Malta was able to dispel French forces in 1800 with the assistance of Great Britain, the Kingdom of Naples, and the Kingdom of Sicily.
British Empire Colonization (1800-1964)[edit | edit source]
After the French were dispelled from Malta in 1800, Malta became a British protectorate, although it officially belonged to the Kingdom of Sicily. In 1815, it became a British Crown Colony. Malta became independent on 21 September 1964.
|Record collection||Years covered||Record type||Language||Who is in the records|
|British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms, Malta at FindMyPast - index and images ($)||1761-2005||Births and baptisms||English||Children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.|
|Index of Baptism by Army Chaplains, 1800-1900, incomplete||1800-1900||Baptisms||English|
|Index of Births/Baptisms by Army Chaplains, 1901-1925, incomplete||1901-1925||Births and baptisms||English|
|British Forces Church Baptisms to 1925, incomplete||1883-1925||Baptisms||English||Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and civilian babies|
|British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages, Malta at FindMyPast - index and images ($)||1796-1993||Banns and marriages||English||British armed forces members and civilians who were married abroad and at sea|
|Marriages Recorded by Military Chaplains in Malta, 1824-1900, incomplete||1824-1900||Marriages||English||Marriages performed by chaplains to the Forces in Malta that were also reported to the GRO in England.|
|Army Chaplains Register of Marriages, 1901-1930, incomplete||1901-1930||Marriages||English|
|Maltese Brides, incomplete||1790-1953||Marriages||English||Marriages in Malta. The majority of brides were from Malta. Many of the men were members of the Royal Navy, Royal Artillery, and Royal Engineers.|
|Mixed Marriages, 1801-1891, incomplete||1801-1891||Marriages||English||"Mixed" meaning one of the parties was not Roman Catholic or not from Malta. Usually these other parties were from Britain.|
|St. Patrick's Church, Salesian Institute, Sliema, incomplete||1913-1980||Marriages||English||Church/parish were many British servicemen and women chose to get married. English was the primary language used at St. Patrick's.|
|Barracca Chapel Marriages, incomplete||1869-1900||Marriages||English||Chapel for British soldiers and their families|
|British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials, Malta at FindMyPast - index and images ($)||1801-2005||Deaths and burials||English||Members of the British armed forces who died while serving their country overseas, British civilians who died while traveling or working overseas, and individuals (including seaman) who died at sea.|
|Deaths Recorded by Army Chaplains in Malta, 1800-1900, incomplete||1800-1900||Deaths||English||Names returned to the General Register Office in England by Military Chaplains.|
|Index of Deaths by Army Chaplains, 1901-1920, incomplete||1901-1920||Deaths||English|
|Registers of Reverend J.C. Miller, 1805-1818, index||1805-1818||Births, Marriages, and Deaths||English||People who were recorded in Reverend John Castleton Miller's Registers between 1805-1818.|
|British Residents, 1800-1990, incomplete||1800-1900||Births, Marriages, and Deaths||English||Residents of Malta (Both British and other nationalities)|
|British Resident, 1900-1979, incomplete||1900-1979||Births, Marriages, and Deaths||English||Residents of Malta (Both British and other nationalities)|
|British Civil Service Evidence Of Age at FindMyPast - index ($)||1812-1935||Civil Service applications and paperwork||English||Individuals who worked for, or applied to join, the British Civil Service.|
|Passports in Malta, 1870-1940at Geneanum, index.||1870-1940||Passports and passport applications||English||Malta passport applicants|
|Passports applications, 1815-1934 at FamilySearch||1815-1934||Passport applications||English||Malta passport applicants|
|Passports application indexes, 1907-1988 at FamilySearch||1907-1988||Passport applications||English||Malta passport applicants|
|Passport records, 1916-1990 at FamilySearch||1916-1990||Passport records||English||Malta passport applicants|
|Visa indexes, 1970-1977 at FamilySearch||1970-1977||Visa indexes||English||Malta visa applicants|
|Arrivals by aircraft, 1946-1957 at FamilySearch||1946-1957||Immigration records||English||Arrivals to Malta via aircraft|
|Pay lists of the Army Hospital Corps in Malta, Nova Scotia, St. Helena and New Zealand, 1861-1870 at FamilySearch||1861-1870||Pay lists of Army Hospital Corps (also contains names of those apprenticed, deserted from other corps, discharged, or died)||English||Those enlisted in Army Hospital Corps|
|Index of British Army, 1800-1900, incomplete||1800-1900||Names of British Army soldiers and their families||English||Names of soldiers and their families|
|Index of British Army, 1900-1979, incomplete||1900-1979||Names of British Army soldiers and their families||English||Names of soldiers and their families|
|Index of British Royal Navy, 1800-1900, incomplete||1800-1900||Names of British Royal Navy soldiers and their families||English||Names of soldiers and their families|
|Index of British Royal Navy, 1900-1979, incomplete||1900-1979||Names of British Royal Navy soldiers and their families||English||Names of soldiers and their families|
|Army, Navy, and Air Force Chaplains, 1800-1960, incomplete||1800-1960||Names of military chaplains||English||Names of military chaplains|
|Maltese Merchant Seaman, incomplete||1843-1947||Merchant Navy names||English||Merchant Navy names|
|Maltese Seamen in the Royal Navy, incomplete||Royal Navy Seamen names||English||Royal Navy Seamen names|
|Women's Royal Naval Service in Malta, incomplete||Names of women in Royal Naval Service||English||Names of women in Royal Naval Service|
|Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC), 1384-1858||Mostly from 1800-1899||Wills||English||Until 1858, all wills had to be proved by the church and other courts. Most of the individuals in these records were relatively wealthy.|
|UK, Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects, 1628-1969, Malta at Ancestry - index ($)||1908-1942||Birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial records||English||Records in this collection come from a variety sources. Events include both British and non-British nationals|
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "History of Malta under the Order of Saint John," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Malta_under_the_Order_of_Saint_John, accessed 4 June 2019.
- Wikipedia contributors, "French occupation of Malta," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_occupation_of_Malta, accessed 4 June 2019.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Malta Protectorate," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta_Protectorate, accessed 4 June 2019.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Crown Colony of Malta," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Colony_of_Malta, accessed 4 June 2019.