An Introduction to Family History Sources in Asian and African Studies

  • Upcoming Dates:
    • 23/08/2017 12:00 – 13:30
    • 21/09/2017 12:00 – 13:30
    • 18/10/2017 12:00 – 13:30

This informal workshop from Asian and African Studies Reference Services  is aimed at new or inexperienced users of the collection. It will be of interest to anyone tracing European ancestors who were born, married or died in South Asia before independence in 1947 – 1948. The session covers:

  • Introduction to the wealth of material in the India Office archives for family history
  • Basics in using and interpreting our sources re: births, baptisms, marriages and burials for European Christians who were born, married and / or died in South Asia before independence in 1947-48.

Note that this workshop is open to those without a valid British Library Reader Pass.

To find out more or to book a place, please email [email protected] .

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