Discover if your ancestors worked for, or applied to join, the British Civil Service.
Each record is a transcript.
The amount of information listed varies, but the Civil Service Evidence of Age records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Date of birth
Place of birth
Notes (relatives etc.)
These details were collected by Civil Service Commission to establish accurate birth records for their staff, to ensure they were of minimum age or to grant a pension.
There are over 64,000 entries in the Civil Service Evidence of Age records. However it is estimated that only 2% of all civil servants are listed.
The majority of the births recorded were in the 18th century, but the range spans 1752-1948.