FIBIS will have a stand at “The Genealogy Show” at Birmingham NEC in June 2019. This is a new show and their website gives the following description:
Designed to bring the international genealogy world together, the event will run from 10:00 – 17:00 over two days and will be a great opportunity to network, learn and have fun! Exciting headline talks from experts and celebrities from around the world on a wide variety of themes will ensure there is something for everyone. With commercial providers, sponsors and exhibitors representing many aspects of family and local history, the exhibition hall will provide the opportunity to engage with experts in the field to further your research interests in genealogy.
FIBIS trustees Beverly Hallam and Valmay Young will also be giving a couple of talks.
Friday 7th June 2019
12.30pm – 1.30pm in Arena 3
Researching British India Family History for Free Using Online Sources
Some three million Britons lived and served in India over the three and a half centuries of Britain’s presence there. Families in British India Society (FIBIS) Research Officer, Beverly Hallam and FIBIS Website & Social Media Manager Valmay Young, walk you through the key resources freely available online for researching your family history in British India without having to spend a penny. A couple of case studies will be included in the presentation to demonstrate these online resources and how much you can actually find out.
Saturday 8th June 2019
10.30am – 11.30am in Arena 2
Researching Ancestors in British India
From 1600 to 1947, the East India Company, and the British controlled Government of India, won that country with their armies and governed it with a Civil Service. Britons from all social classes were recruited to run every aspect of social, commercial, political, economic and military life. Many records of these people survive, and Valmay Young and Beverly Hallam of the Families in British India Society will explain these records and where to find them.
Find out more and book tickets online at https://www.thegenealogyshow.uk