Wonder if anyone has any tips for tracing the following? -
I'm trying to find out anything about the early life of Jules Boers whose merchant navy record shows was born 2nd June 1879 in Straits Settlement, East Indies.
He settled in the UK in 1920. And his father had also been Jules Boers -"Civil servant"
I cannot find out how to research (if its possible) births & marriages for Straits Settlement. I'm guessing the name is originally of Dutch origin.
Any clues gratefully received!