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FIBIS Cemeteries Project update – Alwar, Bijnore, Bulandshahr, Ferozepore and Gwalior grave inscriptions uploaded

As a result of the FIBIS cemeteries project 454 inscriptions from Bareilly graves have been added to the FIBIS database website. Many thanks to everyone who has donated to this project. How to donate to the FIBIS cemeteries project Please make donations via the PayPal button on the Cemeteries Project page to ensure donations go to […]

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Journal Editor needed

FIBIS are currently in need a  Journal Editor. Please read the below job description and contact FIBIS Chairman Pat Scully (email: chairman@fibis.org)  if you are interested in the position or have any questions. Job description General Information The primary role of the FIBIS Editor is to put together the Journal. The FIBIS Journal is primarily […]

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FREE ACCESS to birth, marriage, death and census records on findmypast

Findmypast is currently offering FREE ACCESS to birth, marriage, death and census records. Please use the following links to access the landing pages for this offer. findmypast(UK) findmypast(US) findmypast(IE) findmypast(AU) Terms and Condition’s This offer is only valid for 4 days from 12:01am 12 January 2017 – 11:59pm 15 January 2017. Latest findmypast Content Update […]

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Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, or The Original Calcutta General Advertiser 1780-1782

Names transcribed from the entire run of Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, or The Original Calcutta General Advertiser 1780-1782 have been uploaded to the FIBIS database website. The data includes all of the volumes held by the British Library and the University of Heidelberg, along with some gaps filled by issues from the National Library of India and the […]

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Asiatic Mirror and Commercial Advertiser 1793-1798

Names transcribed from the four editions of the Asiatic Mirror and Commercial Advertiser held by the British Library, 1793 – 1798 have been uploaded to the FIBIS database website. You can search or browse the names at this link. Further reading: Newspapers – fibiwiki  

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European Inhabitants of Bombay, Madras and Calcutta 1799

Names of European inhabitants of Bombay, Madras and Calcutta in 1799 have been extracted from signatories of three addresses given in 1799 to Lord Mornington the Governor General as thanks for the victory against Tipoo Sultan in the Fourth Mysore War and uploaded to the FIBIS database website. You can search or browse the names […]

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Training sessions using India Office Records for family history sources

Asian and African Studies Reference Services are again offering free 75-minute introductions to the Department’s family history sources on 24 January, 22 February and 23 March 2017, all starting at 11.00am. Anyone is welcome to attend – participants do not have to be holders of a Library Reader Pass.  The emphasis is on explaining the […]

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