Welcome to the world of British India family history

It is estimated that three million Britons lived and served in India over the three and a half centuries of British presence on the sub-continent, and it is not surprising that large numbers of family historians have discovered that they have ancestors who spent some or all of their lives in the British Empire’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’. A fascination with India, its culture and its people runs deep in our psyche.

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A video of Omar Khan’s talk “Paper Jewels:Postcards from the Raj” is now available for members to watch in the […]


We are delighted to announce that nearly 40,000 names of British soldiers who served in the Second-Anglo-Afghan War have been […]

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FIBIS will be participating in the East Surrey Family History Society virtual Family History Fair on Saturday 28th January 2023. This […]