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India Office Baptisms Marriage and Burials Search and Copy Service

The Library holds a unique collection of ecclesiastical returns: copies of births / baptisms, marriages and burials of European and Eurasian Christians in South Asia (including Burma, but excluding Ceylon) and other territories controlled by the English East India Company, from 1698 to the 1960s. 

Search and Copy service

We can search for a specific return and supply you with a copy of the entry. 

Please note that our records are not 100% complete; we estimate that 20-30% of the returns are missing. Therefore, there is the possibility of failure with any search conducted.

Certified copies, i.e. an official copy with the seal of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, can also be provided.


  • £36.00, inclusive of VAT, per search for enquirers of EU countries
  • £30.00 per search for enquirers of non-EU countries
  • £18.00 per certified copy. 

All prices are payable in GBP only.

More information

The India Office Records Family History Sources has more information.

How to order

Please contact:
Tel: +44(0)20 7412 7873