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Free Discovery and 1-2-1 Family History Sessions – 13 March 2018

Introduction to family history sources in Asian & African Studies 13 March (12.00-13.30); 17 April (12.00-13.30); 15 May (12.00-13.30) If you are trying to trace details of the births/baptisms, marriages and/or burials of Europeans who were born, married or died in South Asia (including Burma, but excluding Sri Lanka) before independence in 1947/48, then this session […]

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Bombay Times arrival and departure notices 1846

Bombay Times arrival and departure notices 1846

Bombay Times arrival and departure notices for the year 1846 have now been uploaded to the FIBIS database website. The data consists of 3,997 arrivals and 1,611 departures, a total of 5,608 entries. Our thanks go to David Edge and his wonderful team of volunteers! View Bombay Times arrival and departure notices Related articles Newspapers […]

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Reconsidering the Raj

Reconsidering the Raj A lecture series on British India presented by the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia Tuesday 6 March Afghanistan: Britain’s Imperial Misadventures It is often overlooked that Britain’s most recent military involvement in Afghanistan is the fourth in a string of conflicts dating back to the nineteenth century. Determined to safeguard British […]

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Nasirabad Cemetery

Last year Ashish Dhunna sent us a selection of photographs of graves at Nasirabad Cemetery and Memorials at St Paul’s Church. Ashish Dhunna very kindly returned to the cemetery and photographed the rest of the graves for us. These have now been indexed, transcribed and added to the others on the FIBIS database website. Search/browse Nasirabad […]

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Photograph of opening of the Guzerat Railway

Rare and unique photographs of opening of the Guzerat Railway

Several years ago FIBIS purchased an album of family “snaps” taken in India around 1900-1910 as the album included some unique material relating to the official opening of the Guzerat Railway. Included in the album are images of the engines, stations and the construction process of the line. Some photographs are clearly taken in England and […]

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Love Is In The Air With This Valentine’s Day FamilytreeDNA Offer!

FamilytreeDNA are sharing the LOVE this Valentine’s Day with extra savings on their best-selling DNA kit for ancestry! For a limited time only, get $20 off Family Finder & unlock your family history. Only $59! Offer ends 2/14/18! See also the FIBIS DNA Project. Mark your calendars! FIBIS 20th Anniversary Conference 28-30 September 2018, Hawkwell […]

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Lieutenant-Colonel Kendall Percy-Smith’s Index

Findmypast’s “Findmypast Friday” email today announced the addition of a further 56,729 records from  The Society of Genealogists Lieutenant-Colonel Kendall Percy-Smith’s Index to British in India records. The index contains biographical and service data on the families and officers of the East India Company. Percy-Smith/Bullock index on FIBIS website FIBIS also has an index of 18,747 records […]

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