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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Gunpowder members talk

On Saturday 23rd September FIBIS member, Ed Storey, will talk to members via Zoom about how India came to dominate […]

FIBIS will have a stand at this years Kempton Park Family History Show on Saturday 2nd September 2023, 10:00-16:00. We will […]