Sunday, 28 November 2010

India Office Records

Have you ancestors who may have served in India? The India Office Records website contains a free database of archival records. These are extremely informative and useful to any family historian looking for details of ancestors who may have served there. Records date from 1600 to 1948 although not complete they are being added to.

The database contains records from:

  • East India Company (1600-1858)
  • Board of Control (1784-1858)
  • India Office (1858-1947)
  • Burma Office (1937-1948)

East India House, Leadenhall Street, London c.1817 (now demolished)

Records include births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials and biographical notes.

These include people who may have worked or served in the following occupations:

  • Civil servants
  • Military personnel
  • Mariners
  • Medical staff
  • Chaplains
  • Railway workers
  • Law officers
  • Non-official inhabitants such as merchants and planters, free mariners and missionaries
Contains an A-Z Dictionary and Glossary of abbreviations which are quite extensive and extremely useful when undertaking your research into ancestors in India.

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