Discovery session: Introduction to family history sources in Asian and African Studies

, 12.00–13.30 FREE
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This session will be of interest if you are trying to trace details of the births/baptisms, marriages and/or burials of Europeans who were born, married or died in South Asia (i.e. including Burma, but excluding Sri Lanka) before independence in 1947–1948.

Previous knowledge of the topic is neither expected nor required. 

The session includes a brief overview of the historical background together with practical advice in how to access the genealogical data held in the collection.

Participants do not have to be registered Readers.

To find out more, please email us at or speak to a member of staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Desk.


When: , 12.00–13.30
Length: One and half hours
Group size:

Up to 12 people per session

Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: British Library St Pancras
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