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Early Bird Sale ENDS TODAY!

20th Anniversary Conference Early Bird Sale ENDS TODAY!

Just one last reminder that the 20th Anniversary Conference Early Bird Sale ends today. You will still be able to book a place at the conference after today, but not at the discount prices. Plus if you book today you will be entered into our Prize Draw of a free upgrade to a superior room. […]

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Genealogical Society Of Victoria – British India Discussion Circle

British India Discussion Circle The British India Discussion Circle is for Genealogical Society Of Victoria members researching their family history in India between 1599 and Independence in 1947. Convener: Mary-Anne Gourley. For GSV members only, with no need to register in advance. Free of charge. Aim: To understand and gain further knowledge of our ancestors’ […]

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Early Bird Discount Ends Soon!

Early Bird Discount Ends Soon!

A reminder that the Early bird discount period for bookings to the FIBIS 20th Anniversary Conference ends soon. Book before 31st March to benefit from the Early Bird prices and you will also be entered in to a PRIZE DRAW.  The hotel has some superior rooms and FIBIS are offering a free upgrade as a prize to […]

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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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