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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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Notes and Tags facility in the Explore the British Library online catalogue

Notes and Tags facility in the Explore the British Library online catalogue

Those of you that use the 'Notes and Tags' facility in the Explore the British Library Catalogue may be interested...
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Aurangabad Cantonment Cemetery

Aurangabad Cantonment Cemetery

Photographs of graves at Aurangabad Cantonment Cemetery have now been transcribed and details uploaded to the FIBIS database. Our thanks...
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FamilyTreeDNA Valentine’s Day Sale: Family Finder Only $59

FamilyTreeDNA Valentine’s Day Sale: Family Finder Only $59

If you do take a DNA test with FamilyTreeDNA you might be interested in joining the FIBIS DNA Project. Find...
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Times of India arrival and departure notices for 1896

Times of India arrival and departure notices for 1896

15,376 names from the Times of India arrival and departure notices for 1896 have now been uploaded to the FIBIS database...
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Ahmednagar Christian Cemetery

Ahmednagar Christian Cemetery

Photographs of graves at Ahmednagar Christian Cemetery have now been transcribed and details uploaded to the FIBIS database. The graves...
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Siege of Delhi Descendants Reunion

Siege of Delhi Descendants Reunion

The British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia invites descendants of participants in the Siege of Delhi, 1857, to attend...
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Men of the Indian Subordinate Medical Department in the First World War

Men of the Indian Subordinate Medical Department in the First World War

In my previous blog I discussed commemoration of all those who had fought in the First World War (WW1) and, in particular,...
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Nashik Christian Cemetery

Nashik Christian Cemetery

Photos from Nashik Christian Cemetery have now been transcribed and details uploaded to the FIBIS database. The cemetery is sometimes...
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Jalna Christian Cemetery – over 100 graves photographed and transcribed

Jalna Christian Cemetery – over 100 graves photographed and transcribed

Photos from the old cemetery at Jalna, East of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, have now been transcribed and uploaded to the...
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150 blank gravestones at Kydganj cemetery, Allahabad identified

150 blank gravestones at Kydganj cemetery, Allahabad identified

Our photographer photographed many graves at Kydganj Cemetery, Allahabad where the inscriptions were missing. We have been able to identify...
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