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Your brick wall could be in India!

Whether you are a genealogist, family historian or social historian researching India or South Asia between 1600 and 1947 our website can help you with your research. Let FIBIS help you break down those brick walls in your research. The Families In British India Society (FIBIS) is a self-help organisation devoted to members researching their British India family history and the background against which their ancestors led their lives in India under British rule.

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The Genealogy Show at Birmingham NEC 7-8 June 2019

The Genealogy Show at Birmingham NEC 7-8 June 2019

FIBIS will have a stand at “The Genealogy Show” at Birmingham NEC 7-8 June 2019 and our team will there...
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British Library ‘South Asia Series’

British Library ‘South Asia Series’

Some of our readers may be interested in the following announcement from the British Library about the ‘South Asia Series’...
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Over 12,000 additional India Office Deaths and Burial records added to findmypast

Over 12,000 additional India Office Deaths and Burial records added to findmypast

Findmypast made the following announcement on their blog this morning. British India Office Deaths & Burials Over 12,000 additional records...
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Dhobi Ghat Cemetery, Pune

Dhobi Ghat Cemetery, Pune

Photographs of graves at Dhobi Ghat Cemetery, Pune have now been transcribed and details uploaded to the FIBIS database. Our...
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Times of India Arrival and Departures June – December 1898

Times of India Arrival and Departures June – December 1898

A further 6,945 Times of India arrival and departure notices for June - December 1898 have now been uploaded to...
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Postcard from Ceylon to Mrs Henty (1910)

Postcard from Ceylon to Mrs Henty (1910)

“ I have got a set of china which cost 25 shillings. So will you say if you want it...
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Conservation of the Scots’ Cemetery In Kolkata: Beyond the Tangible

Conservation of the Scots’ Cemetery In Kolkata: Beyond the Tangible

SPAB (the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) Scotland group are hosting an event in collaboration with the University of...
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Scotland’s Empire: The Scots in British India

Scotland’s Empire: The Scots in British India

The British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia invites those of Scots/British India ancestry, and all interested in the history...
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Lives of the First World War needs your help

Lives of the First World War needs your help

Lives of the First World War needs your help: make your contributions before 12:01am on 19 March 2019. Take the...
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Meet FIBIS trustees – dates for your diary

Meet FIBIS trustees – dates for your diary

FIBIS trustees plan to be at three national events in 2019 April 26, 27: Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace...
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FIBIS database

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Find out more about the lives your ancestors lived with guides, lists sources and general background information about the culture, society and history of India during the period from 1600 to 1947.

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Browse or search our growing collection of images of British India

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Connect with other people searching for your ancestors using the Facebook style FIBIS Social Network area. You can create your own photo albums and special interest groups and watch videos of past lectures.

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