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Provisional FIBIS Conference 2014 Programme

FIBIS are pleased to announce that we have drawn up a provisional outline of the FIBIS Conference Programme for 2014.

Friday 16th May 2014

14.00 Open Forum and surgery to help people break down brick walls
15.00 Keynote lecture by John Keay on ‘The Indo-British relationship’
16.00 Refreshments
16.30 Anne de Courcy on ‘The Fishing fleet’
18.00 Welcome drinks
18.30 – 20.00 Dinner
20.00 Presentation by FindMyPast on its India-related records
21.00 Philip Geddes will show his film ‘The Devil’s Wind’ (on the Indian Mutiny)

Saturday 17th May 2014

09.00 Opening Welcome
09.30 Charles Allen on ‘Kipling in India’
10.30 Refreshments
11.00 Gill Blanchard on ‘Writing your family history’
12.00 Jayne Shrimpton on ‘Fashion and photo-dating’
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 Hedley Sutton on ‘Researching Ancestors in the Indian Public Services’
15.30 Refreshments
16.00 Peter Bailey on ‘Researching ancestors in the Indian Army 1858-1947’
17.00 Quiz
18.30 Pre-dinner drinks at pay bar
19.00 Gala Dinner with Guest Speaker Michael Gandy

Sunday 18th May 2014

09.00 Sylvia Murphy on ‘The ‘Non-official’ community in India’
10.00 Refreshments
10.30 Lecture on Indian Railways (speaker to be announced)
11.30 Final plenary session

Supplementary Programme

Not everyone will wish to sit through every lecture in the main programme, so in parallel with it we shall run a supplementary programme of workshops on research methods, using the FIBIS website, contributing to the Fibiwiki, and photo dating; surgeries where experts will give one to one help with individual brick walls; and discussion groups offering a chance for people with common interests to get together.

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