2.5 million records of the British in India have been made available online today.
Family history website findmypast.co.uk has sent the following message:
“Findmypast.co.uk has, in partnership with the British Library, today exclusively added 2.5 million records covering over 200 years of history of the British in India, published online for the first time.
“These records covering 1698-1947 give real insight into the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of British citizens living in India during the tenure of the East India Company and the British Raj.”
“Debra Chatfield, Brand Manager at findmypast.co.uk says of the release: ‘The new British in India records at findmypast are a great opportunity to find ancestors that previously were considered missing, as so many of our relatives sought their fortune on the subcontinent. Whether your relatives were clergy, aristocracy, tradespeople, merchants, civil servants or soldiers, the lowest and the landed all have stories to be told with these records.’
“These 2.5 million records include:
- Baptisms, Marriages & Burials (Catholic, Anglican & Civil registers);
- Army officers’ marriage notifications;
- Records for other locations administered by the India office (Aden, Burma, Kuwait, St Helena);
- Civil service records;
- Pension registers;
- Probate records & wills.
“British in India records are available on all findmypast sites.”