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Arrivals and Departures notices 1854

Times of India arrival and departure notices 1854

Times of India arrival and departure notices for the year 1854 have now been uploaded to the FIBIS database website. The data consists of 4,084 arrivals and 2,073 departures, a total of 6,877 new entries. Our thanks go to David Edge and his wonderful team of volunteers! View Times of India departure and arrival notices […]

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British India family History Facebook Group

British India Family History Facebook Group

FIBIS has had a Facebook Business Page since 2008 and now has a following of nearly 2,000 people. Over the years Facebook has made various changes to business pages which have made it easier for a business to promote its products, but harder for followers to post messages that can be seen by other followers. […]

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Bengal Army European Soldiers

Registers of Bengal Army European Soldiers 1790-1839

Transcribed entries for nearly 10,000 soldiers have been uploaded to the FIBIS database website. The details come from the Registers of Bengal Army European Soldiers for 1790-1839 (IOR/L/MIL/10/122-123) in the India Office Records at the British Library, The registers give full personal details of enlisted men, including casualties, in a rougly alphabetical arrangement in date order […]

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Save 20% on Family Finder & Y-DNA Kits Sale Prices Family Finder test – $69 (save $20) Y-DNA – FROM $139 (save £30) mtDNA – NOW $199 Find out more, or order a test, on the FamilyTreeDNA website

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Fort Canning Cemetery, Singapore

My wife Tricia and I called in at Singapore on the way to our New Zealand during our visit there in February 2017.  I had remembered during an earlier visit that there was a wall around Fort Canning Park which contained memorial inscriptions which had seemed to come from tombstones of some of the earlier […]

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Holy Trinity Church Cemetery, Yercaud

Holy Trinity Church Cemetery, Yercaud

A list of graves at Holy Trinity Church Cemetery, Yercaud with memorial inscriptions transcribed by Jack and Gill Thornton have now been uploaded to the FIBIS databse website. Jack has also included the following details: Holy Trinity Church Cemetery, Yercaud in the Shevaroy Hills, near Salem, Tamil Nadu. The church was built in 1853. We […]

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X marks the Spot!

A recent research enquiry from a FIBIS member highlighted an interesting aspect of general family history. A letter was held dated July 1868 written by John Wharton of Aberford, England an elderly man of 93 years, to his grandson in India. It was addressed “My dear Grandson” and the problem was to establish to whom […]

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