Here are the dates and details for the latest British Library family history sessions using Asian and African Studies sources.
Introduction to family history sources in Asian & African Studies
19 June (12.00-13.30); 17 July (12.00-13.30); 15 August (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 should be of interest. Previous knowledge of the topic is neither expected nor required. The session includes a brief overview of the historical background together with practical advice in how to access the genealogical data held in the collection. Participants do not have to be registered Readers.
To find out more or to book a place, please email [email protected] or speak to a member of staff at the Asian and African Studies Reference Desk.
Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: additional family history sources in Asian & African Studies
19 JuneÂ Â (14.30-16.00); 17 July (14.30-16.00); 15 August (14.30-16.00)
This session provides information about the wealth of printed, online and visual material available toÂ family history researchers in forms such as wills, photographs, biographical compilations, newspapers and directories.Â It is useful, but not necessary, to have attended theÂ introductory session. Military ancestry is not covered, being the subject of aÂ separate session.
To find out more or to book a place, please emailÂ [email protected]Â or speak to a member of staff at the Asian and African Studies Reference Desk.