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Ian I'd like to thank you for all the years you have been List
Administrator; I have really appreciated the India List. I remember we met
briefly in the British Library in the 90's(?) while we were both doing
research and your guidance was most helpful. Through the List I have been
able to piece together a lot about my family (McGOWAN).
India British Raj List at Rootsweb
Time to announce the good news. We at IBR List (sister list of India List)
have decided to move to another forum: groups.io. With less than 48 hours
remaining for the end of Rootsweb's e-mailing function (beginning 2nd
it's time we made this move.
The new address is
Many members of India List are also members of India British Raj List.
They have been invited to join the new set-up. If other members of
India List also wish to join us, they are most welcome! Please visit
the group web page to apply. Do mention that you are from IL.
In addition to studying the Raj history, we also accept genealogical
enquiries from members.
Mind you, I have rented this new home just recently. It is yet to be
populated and furbished and made comfortable. That will be done in the
coming weeks. Take a good look around; the group site offers a lot of
facilities -- such as chat, calendar, database, uploading of photos and
files, etc. You can avail of these services. You can opt to receive all
emails in your in-box, or a summary of the postings as one more daily
digests, or post and read by going to the web page without getting any
mails. The choice is yours.
You can reply to this message either off-list to me or to the whole list --
at Rootsweb, until 2nd March.
Thanks and regards. Have a good day!
-- Harshawardhan Nimkhedkar, IBR List Admin
If anyone has access to the hard copies (not online transcriptions) of the Bengal Directories for 1835 and for 1843, would it be possible to look up the following and send me a photo of the pages:
1835 - J.V. DeRozario - Wine Merchant at Serampore.
1843 - F.M. Bouchez - Death at Calcutta.
Thanks to Ian for the many years of help on this site - which I have
thoroughly enjoyed and has also put me in touch with old lost friends - it
will be missed - enjoy your retirement - regards Thelma Cramb (nee
With the date close for the closure of the India List, a reminder about the many novels you can read online which have an Indian theme
Links can be found via the FIBIS Fibiwiki page Category:Authors
Members of FIBIS in Victoria are invited to a
Meeting & research day for FIBIS members
Saturday 14 March 10am-2pm
Heidelberg Family History Centre
285 Heidelberg Rd., Northcote, Vic., 3070
Topics to be covered
Using FIBIS website for your research
Sources for births deaths and marriages in British India
Gold coin donation to the Church in aid of Bushfire relief
RSVP and more information aus(a)fibis.org
all current members welcome
Mary Anne Gourley, FIBIS rep in Australia
New Zealand FIBIS
India Bungalow Meeting
Saturday 14 March 2020 10:00am-3.30pm
Mahurangi Community Centre
21 Hamatana Road
Dr Jonathan L. Lee FRAS will speak on The Indus and beyond: India’s
North West frontier & Afghanistan.
He will give an overview of a region which is little known, but where
thousands of English, Irish and Scottish people served as part of the
British military and civil administration, in commerce, or as
missionaries. As a leading authority on this area, Jonathan will discuss
the resources available to family historians, including unique material
in New Zealand archives.
Find out if someone in your family line served in the second
Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1881).
Assistance with brick walls.
Please bring a plate of finger food for the shared lunch.
RSVP or for more information contact Eleanor nz(a)fibis.org