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The Genealogy Show at Birmingham NEC 7-8 June 2019

12 May | News,

FIBIS will have a stand at “The Genealogy Show” at Birmingham NEC 7-8 June 2019 and our team will there to give help and advice on researching your ancestors in British India as well as having a range of FIBIS Research Guides, Fact Files and second-hand books for sale. FIBIS trustees, Beverly Hallam and Valmay Young, will also be giving the following 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.

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Next FIBIS Event

Book your place for our AGM and Open Meeting on Saturday, 15 June 2019.
All welcome.