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AGM and Open MeetingPlease note that due to the planned rail strike the AGM will be via Zoom only and not at the Union Jack Club. Joining details can be found in the members' area by logging into the website. Any problems email [email protected]

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

11.15 - 2.00 : AGM 2.00 - 3.00 : Victory in Burma: How the 14th Army waged war and why the British Indian Army won against the Japanese Army. Mike Tickner, our presenter today, is a regular army officer with a keen interest in the Indian Army. He regularly speaks to military and civilian groups and clubs, writes articles and has led battlefield studies. 3.00-3.15 : Break 3.15 : New website demonstration by Valmay Young
Autumn Open Meeting

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

10.30 - 12.00 : FIBIS experts will be available to answer members’ questions 12.00 - 1.00 : Lunch break 1.15 - 2.15 : “Dear Daisy – the correspondence and memorabilia of Lady Isabella Couchman” Bob Hindley‘s presentation is rooted in a fascination with the British Raj which began years ago, after hearing the BBC Radio 4 series Plain Tales of the Raj. Later, he purchased a long and fascinating letter from eBay, which had been sent by Francis Couchman in Calcutta to his wife, Isabella, in England. Bob was hooked - and his quest to discover more about this family began in earnest. 2.15- 3.00 : Tea break 3.00 - 4.00 : “A Walk on the (slightly) Wild Side” Geraldine Charles, one of FIBIS’ founder-members and now a hard-working, long-serving trustee, invites you to join her on a second walk on the slightly wild side of her research meanderings. It follows the very successful first “walk” which was enjoyed at last year’s FIBIS conference. Who knows what we may find on this one. Bring your own chota-pegs and tiffin! **Please register your intention to attend the Open Meeting via the FIBIS website. Names are required in advance by the Union Jack Club, for security reasons. Numbers attending may also have to be limited, so please book early. Any questions email m[email protected] In view of the current rail situation at the time of writing, please check FIBIS website for latest updates before you travel and for directions to the Union Jack Club from Waterloo station.  ALL WELCOME! ADMISSION FREE! *Donations for the second-hand book table welcomed.
Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records

ANCESTORS EMPLOYED IN INDIA?

NOT SURE WHAT SOURCES ARE AVAILABLE?

LET THE BRITISH LIBRARY SHOW YOU AT THEIR FREE FAMILY HISTORY SESSION

To book a place or for more information please e-mail – [email protected] or telephone +44(0)207 412 7865 / 7873, indicating your preferred date
  • If your ancestors worked in the East India Company or the India Office in South Asia before independence in 1947/8, then this session might be of interest to you. Repeat sessions are planned.
  • Participants do not have to be registered Readers. The British Library reserve the right to cancel a session if there is an insufficient number of participants.
Beyond baptisms, marriages and burials: other family history sources in the India Office Records

ANCESTORS EMPLOYED IN INDIA?

NOT SURE WHAT SOURCES ARE AVAILABLE?

LET THE BRITISH LIBRARY SHOW YOU AT THEIR FREE FAMILY HISTORY SESSION

To book a place or for more information please e-mail – [email protected] or telephone +44(0)207 412 7865 / 7873, indicating your preferred date
  • If your ancestors worked in the East India Company or the India Office in South Asia before independence in 1947/8, then this session might be of interest to you. Repeat sessions are planned.
  • Participants do not have to be registered Readers. The British Library reserve the right to cancel a session if there is an insufficient number of participants.
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Introduction to Family History SourcesA COMPLETE BEGINNER TO FAMILY HISTORY IN INDIA? NO IDEA HOW TO SEARCH APAC INDEXES? LET THE BRITISH LIBRARY SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE USE OF ECCLESIASTICAL RECORDS To book a place or for more information please e-mail – [email protected] or telephone +44(0)207 412 7865 / 7873, indicating your preferred date. The Library has arranged these free training sessions to help you start your family history research. If you believe you have European ancestors who were born, married or died in South Asia (= modern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma, but excluding Sri Lanka) before independence in 1947/8, then these sessions might be of interest to you. Participants do not have to be registered Readers. The British Library reserve the right to cancel a session if there is insufficient number of participants.
Introduction to Family History SourcesA COMPLETE BEGINNER TO FAMILY HISTORY IN INDIA? NO IDEA HOW TO SEARCH APAC INDEXES? LET THE BRITISH LIBRARY SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE USE OF ECCLESIASTICAL RECORDS To book a place or for more information please e-mail – [email protected] or telephone +44(0)207 412 7865 / 7873, indicating your preferred date. The Library has arranged these free training sessions to help you start your family history research. If you believe you have European ancestors who were born, married or died in South Asia (= modern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma, but excluding Sri Lanka) before independence in 1947/8, then these sessions might be of interest to you. Participants do not have to be registered Readers. The British Library reserve the right to cancel a session if there is insufficient number of participants.
Introduction to Family History SourcesA COMPLETE BEGINNER TO FAMILY HISTORY IN INDIA? NO IDEA HOW TO SEARCH APAC INDEXES? LET THE BRITISH LIBRARY SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE USE OF ECCLESIASTICAL RECORDS To book a place or for more information please e-mail – [email protected] or telephone +44(0)207 412 7865 / 7873, indicating your preferred date. The Library has arranged these free training sessions to help you start your family history research. If you believe you have European ancestors who were born, married or died in South Asia (= modern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma, but excluding Sri Lanka) before independence in 1947/8, then these sessions might be of interest to you. Participants do not have to be registered Readers. The British Library reserve the right to cancel a session if there is insufficient number of participants.
Sources for military ancestry in Asian & African StudiesThis session at the British Library looks at sources in the India Office archive and elsewhere containing information on the lives and careers of officers and men who served in the armed forces of the East India Company and / or the pre-independence Indian Army. To find out more about "Sources for military ancestry in Asian & African Studies" or to book a place, please email [email protected] or speak to a member of staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Desk.
Sources for military ancestry in Asian and African StudiesThis session at the British Library looks at sources in the India Office archive and elsewhere containing information on the lives and careers of officers and men who served in the armed forces of the East India Company and / or the pre-independence Indian Army. To find out more about "Sources for military ancestry in Asian & African Studies" or to book a place, please email [email protected] or speak to a member of staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Desk.
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