For those with an interest in the regions of India previously French.
Civil registration Births, Marriages and Deaths from French India, in addition to some
other French colonies, are now online on the website of "Archives Nationales
The English language webpage Searches
contains a link to the Digitised Registry of Births,
Marriages and Deaths, in addition to a People and Families Name Database and the Image
database which includes maps. These are free databases.
The BMD database also includes Reunion (Île Bourbon) an island in the Indian Ocean, with
links to India.
If you can’t actually see the record images, you may need to download the latest version
This information has been added to the FIBIS Fibiwiki page French