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See below websites, start with the LDS, FIBIS & British Library.
Best of luck
- join the mailing list -across the top Click on mailing list,
Find a mailing list - type India - Then sign up to India-L (not the D for digest) by
clicking on the link - india-L.request@ or subscribe India -L This is FREE - Always a good
idea to search the archive of this list in case the name you are looking for has been put
to the list in the past.
Those who do the odd email via the gateway for India - their emails filter through to main
India list - if you are a regular searcher then it is worth joining mailing lists for the
countries and areas in relation to searches.
Many are listers to the list(s) and everyone helps out if they can. Some occasionally
others are fountains of knowledge. You can request the odd look-up and if someone will
help if they can, bear in mind the list is not for making regular requests for look-ups at
the BL or LDS or anywhere else - subscribing to the list you can learn a lot.
- LDS this is a FREE searching facility, as this site opens you will
see a boxes to put names do not enter anything here - scroll down, Select ASIA &
MIDDLE EAST - now you will see India, births, deaths and marriages - and always start by
just putting in the surname only, then click on the required section (location) on the
right hand side. Then you can refine your search if you wish. End of May 2010 LDS did a
pilot scheme which is currently still in progress and have added many more records,
especially where India (Asia) is concerned. Being updated regularly and more BMD's
were added March 2012.
The British Library (UK). They have put their index cards online, this is not all the
records only a small amount which were indexed. Therefore, you may not find any or you
may be lucky and find many. www.bl.uk
(save the main site first in bookmarks) - then
click on Collections, click India Office Records - scroll down a little - click India
Office Family History (now save this as well in your bookmarks/favourites) as you will use
the latter of this site often. My personal experience of this has been that whatever is
online - that when I have then also looked on the microfiche film at the library the info
has been exactly what was online.
- Families in British India Society - You can search this FREE. A good
site to also become a member of.
Cathy Day's site became part of FIBIS some years back.
- You need to sign up it is FREE - Put whatever surname and
location, India (searching is FREE) - but to make contact with any possible connections
you need to pay/subscribe.
- or you may need to www.sumgenius.com.au/index.htm
I normally only go
here from time to time to see if any new families have been added. Although the surnames
are not all cross referenced. If someone has put their tree on as SMITH and has FOOTE
names attached, you may not find that FOOTE by looking in F.
- This is a French site - used worldwide (can select your language).
- most sites will lead you to this - Searching others trees is a good
start - if your family interests are India then you will not find a great deal on
- an initial search is free
but to view you have to pay, worth buying units and making the most of them at the time.
Worth joining if you intend to make the most of your year's membership and if you have
good concrete names and dates you are looking for. Searching others trees is a good start
- if your family interests are India then you will not find a great deal on Ancestry.
- Passengers List - Free to view the details so check this before going
to a pay view site, although not all are listed. It is a very good site, as once you have
entered the surname it then shows you which areas of the world those surnames headed for.
You can save a passenger list to your computer.
or try www.cyndislist.com/asia
- These are useful to see if there are
any surnames of interest listed in the India directories, not all areas work.
Reference purposes only. www.archivecdbooks.org
Old books available on CD not just
- worth a look at.
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