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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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10% off 12 month world subscription to findmypast

Findmypast are currently offering a discount of 10% off 12 month world subscriptions, which includes the  British India Office Collection (see below for details). Please use the following links to access the landing pages for this offer and make sure you enter the promotional code APRIL17TEN to obtain the discount. findmypast (UK) findmypast (US) findmypast (IE) The world subscription includes access […]

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Researching Ancestors in the Army in India

Free Workshop – 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 Thursday, 1 June, 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 […]

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The Free Access findmypast were offering to mark ANZAC Day has come to an end, but now they are offering 10% off a year’s records access for Findmypast.com.au!

10% off 12 month world access for Findmypast.com.au!

The Free Access findmypast were offering to mark ANZAC Day has come to an end, but now they are offering 10% off 12 month world access for Findmypast.com.au Visit the findmypast ANZAC Ancestors page to find out more about the offer and use the discount code ANZAC10 to get the 10% discount. Terms and Conditions Please […]

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FREE Australian and New Zealand Records, 21 – 25 April 2017 (AEST)

To mark Anzac Day, findmypast are opening up their entire collection of Australian and New Zealand records completely FREE from Friday 21 – Tuesday 25 April 2017. What is Included in the FREE Access? The easiest way to see what is included in this special free access is to visit the A-Z of records and make sure […]

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