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Researching Ancestors in the Army in India

Researching Ancestors in the Army in India

Researching Ancestors in the Army in India is a FREE workshop looking at biographical sources for military personnel in India is being held at the British Library on 26 October 14.00-17.00. No previous knowledge of the subject is expected or required. If, therefore, you believe you have European ancestors who served in the Indian sub-continent, whether as officers or […]

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An Introduction to Family History Sources in Asian and African Studies

Upcoming Dates: 23/08/2017 12:00 – 13:30 21/09/2017 12:00 – 13:30 18/10/2017 12:00 – 13:30 This informal workshop from Asian and African Studies Reference Services is aimed at new or inexperienced users of the collection. It will be of interest to anyone tracing European ancestors who were born, married or died in South Asia before independence in […]

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Births, marriages and deaths from Asiatic Annual Register 1803

Births, Marriages and Deaths transcribed from the Asiatic Annual Register 1803 have been uploaded to the FIBIS database website. Our thanks go to Ainslie and Roley Sharp for transcribing the entries. Search Asiatic Annual Register here Related articles in fibiwiki Newspapers and journals online Birth, marriage and death records

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BBC Asian Network

BBC Asian Network Partition discussion in Birmingham

The BBC Asian Network are hosting a Partition discussion live from Birmingham on Tuesday 15th August, 10am-11.30/12pm and are looking for people who want to share their family story, if they were affected. FIBIS has been contacted as they are searching for people who can share an Anglo-Indian perspective – perhaps with relatives that were part […]

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Times of India arrival and departure notices for 1853

Times of India arrival and departure notices for the year 1853 have now been uploaded to the FIBIS database website. The data consists of 4,255 arrivals and 2,166 departures, a total of 6,421 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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The history of Lumsden’s Horse

A transcription of the 306 members of Lumsden’s Horse, a volunteer regiment raised in India to fight in the Boer War, has been uploaded to the FIBIS database website. The names have been transcribed from The history of Lumsden’s Horse; a complete record of the corps from its formation to its disbandment; by Pearse, Henry H. S., […]

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FamilytreeDNA Friends and Family Sale

FamilytreeDNA Friends and Family Sale

If you have been thinking about having a DNA test for genealogical purposes then now is the perfect opportunity to have one and discover more about your family history as FamilytreeDNA are currently having a ‘Friends and Family” Sale. If you have already tested with FamilytreeDNA then you can use this opportunity to take a […]

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