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India Office Family History Search

European family in India The India Office Family History Search contains biographical details of mainly British and European people in India and other countries connected with the history of the British in India c.1600-1947. It also includes records of London-based personnel such as the East India Company’s warehouse labourers.

The India Office Family History Search includes records of baptisms, marriages and burials, but Find My Past’s British in India Collection is more extensive, so we recommend that you should start there.

Find My Past’s website is managed by DC Thomson Family History. Available free in our Reading Rooms.

Details of The British in India Collection:

  • East India Company warehouse labourers appointed 1801-1832
  • civil servants
  • military personnel
  • mariners
  • medical staff
  • chaplains
  • railway workers
  • law officers
  • non-official inhabitants such as merchants and planters, free mariners, and missionaries.

Further information

The British Library
Asian and African Studies
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7873
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7641