Manor Hotel Meriden meeting room

FIBIS Conference 2014 – ‘Researching Ancestors in British India ‘

28 Mar | News, Past events,

Join us at the first Families in British India Society (FIBIS) Conference  16-18 May 2014  at  the four-star Best Western Plus Manor Hotel  near Birmingham.  BOOK NOW  and enjoy an early bird discount.

FIBIS Conference venue

Building on the success of our one-day open lecture meetings, FIBIS trustees are now preparing a three-day conference where FIBIS members and the general public can learn more about this fascinating period in their ancestors’ lives.

Over the weekend delegates can enjoy presentations on a wide range of subjects connected with the British in India, take part in open forum discussions and workshops and put questions to the experts.

What’s on at the FIBIS conference?

A friendly and social gathering in the heart of England


Enjoy specialist lectures on British India and Society.  Speakers that have confirmed they will speak so far are:

  • Charles Allen – historian and writer
  • Peter Bailey – FIBIS Chairman and author
  • Gill Blanchard – historian, genealogist and author
  • Anne de Courcy – writer and journalist
  • Michael Gandy – genealogist and author
  • Sylvia Murphy – former FIBIS Australian membership  liaison and genealogist
  • Jayne Shrimpton – dress historian, portrait specialist and photo detective
  • Hedley Sutton – British Library Asia Pacific and Africa Collections Reading Room Manager

A couple more people have yet to confirm, but will be added to our list of speakers on the official conference website when they do.


Ask our experts to help you solve your family history puzzles


Meet other family researchers, compare notes and display documents and photographs

Other activities

Other activities include:

  • Gala dinner
  • Special interest groups
  • Workshops and 1:1 sessions on:
    • identifying research sources
    • making the best use of our website
    • contributing to FIBIwiki
    • social networking and social media

Visit the conference website to find out further details.  BOOK NOW  and enjoy an early bird discount