Indian Railways 1938

25 YEARS CONFERENCE

Join us in celebrating 25 years of FIBIS and further your research!

27-29 September 2024

There are both Residential and Day booking options.

The “Early Bird” offer expires at midnight on Sunday, 31st March 2024.

You can save up to £76 on two delegates booking the full 3 day conference.

Come and join us – a warm welcome awaits

Join us at our 3 day Conference to celebrate 25 years since our inception and learn how to further your research. There were more than three million Britons in India between the 17th and 20th centuries.  Many family historians have discovered that they have ancestors who spent some, or all, of their lives in the “Jewel in the Crown”.  

Today, FIBIS is the leading family history organisation focusing on assisting individuals from all around the world to research their ancestors and the society in which they lived.  FIBIS was established as a charity in the latter half of 1998 and its primary aim is educational. 

The FIBIS database covers the geographical area of pre-1947 India (including what is now Pakistan) neighbouring countries such as Burma (Myanmar), St. Helena, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Malacca and Penang – formerly Prince of Wales Island), and other parts of Asia of interest to British India, such as Persia (Iran), the Gulf and China.

Three days of celebrated speakers – from Universities in Oxford, Paris and Toronto, as well as internationally renowned authors, professional genealogists, military and family historians. You will have an opportunity for 1:1 sessions with the Experts about your own research and time to meet like-minded researchers.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Lord Bruce – Chairman of the Kolkata (Calcutta) Scottish Heritage Trust
  • Professor Nandini Das – Tutorial Fellow, Exeter College, University of Oxford
  • Dr Sophie Kay – Professional Genealogist & Geneticist
  • Dr Janet Few – President of Family History Federation
  • Ian Waller – FSG FGRA – Vice Chairman & Education officer FFHS
  • Richard Morgan – author and retired FIBIS Trustee
  • Jef Page – former Lecturer and Guide at National Gallery
  • Dr Susan Snell – Archivist & Records Manager at Museum of Freemasonry
  • Karen de Bruyne – Professional Genealogist
  • Robert Ivermee – Associate Professor at the Catholic University of Paris, Author.
  • Dr Charles Hayter, MA – Toronto-based physician, medical historian, author, former Associate Professor in the University of Toronto and a past President of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine.
  • Lt Col Mike Tickner – FIBIS Trustee
  • Mary-Anne Gourley – Australian Family Historian and FIBIS antipodean representative
  • Else Churchill – Genealogist at The Society of Genealogists

Hotel information

This well-appointed hotel is conveniently situated near the town of Thame and easily accessed by car from the M40 with lots of guest parking. There are direct trains to the local station Haddenham & Thame Parkway from London Marylebone, Oxford and Birmingham. The hotel is a short taxi drive from the station. Delegates will have access to all the hotel’s amenities which include a Spa/Swimming pool, Gym and Tennis Courts. There is a bar area and plenty of room to meet and socialise with other Delegates.

Date and time

10:00am Friday 27 September until 16:00pm Sunday 29 September 2024

Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Oxford Belfry London Road, Milton Common, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2JW.

Booking Options

EARLY BIRD RATES END 31 MARCH 2024

Conference runs from

FIBIS Conference Rates




Full Rate



Early Bird Rate



Deposit


FULL CONFERENCE

Price includes all sessions from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, breakfasts, lunches, dinners (including Gala Dinner), refreshments and accommodation.

Non-delegate booking does not include conference sessions, lunches or refreshments but does include B&B, Friday dinner and the Gala Dinner on Saturday night.

SINGLE

(one Delegate)


£398

£360

£50

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DOUBLE/TWIN

(two Delegates)


£716

£640

£100

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DOUBLE/TWIN

(one Delegate and

one non-Delegate)


£558

£505

£75

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WEEKEND CONFERENCE

Price includes all sessions on Saturday and Sunday; lunch, Gala dinner, accommodation and refreshments on Saturday; breakfast, lunch and refreshments on Sunday.

Non-delegate booking does not include conference sessions, lunches or refreshments but does include B&B and the Gala Dinner on Saturday night.

SINGLE

(one Delegate)


£275

£250

£50

BOOK NOW

DOUBLE/TWIN

(two Delegates)


£450

£410

£100

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DOUBLE/TWIN

(one Delegate and

one non-Delegate)


£335

£300

£75

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DAY CONFERENCE



FRIDAY ONLY WITH DINNER

Price includes all sessions on the day, lunch, refreshments, dinner and evening entertainment. 
No accommodation.

SINGLE


£95




£85




£25




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SATURDAY ONLY WITH GALA DINNER

Price includes all sessions on the day, lunch, refreshments, Gala dinner and after dinner speaker. No accommodation.

SINGLE


£125



£100



£25


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FRIDAY ONLY, NO DINNER

Price includes all sessions on the day, lunch, refreshments. 

No dinner or accommodation.

SINGLE:



£75



£65



£25



BOOK NOW

SATURDAY ONLY, NO DINNER

Price includes all sessions on the day, lunch, refreshments. 

No dinner or accommodation.

SINGLE:



£75



£65



£25



BOOK NOW

SUNDAY ONLY, NO DINNER

Price includes all sessions on the day, lunch, refreshments.

No dinner or accommodation.

SINGLE:



£75



£65



£25



BOOK NOW


                  

Sponsors

Supporting us are the following sponsors.

Familysearch
Headline SponsorFamilysearch
Gold Sponsor – Family Tree Magazine
University of Strathclyde
Silver Sponsor – University of Strathclyde
Silver Sponsor – Halsted Trust

Also supported by

Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree
My Heritage
My Heritage