Resources III

Interact with the Anglo-Indian Project

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Two posts have previously been posted with a variety of resources for genealogical research, particularly for (Anglo-)Indian heritage. This post pulls all these sources together for ease of access. 

Useful Tools and Resources

1. Families in British India Society ( (highly recommended)

…an [charitable] organisation devoted to members with an interest in researching their ancestors and the background against which they led their lives in ‘British India’.

The Society was formed in November 1998 to provide a resource for people researching families and their social history in India from 1600 up to, and even after, Indian Independence in 1947.

Membership is a very reasonable £15 per year (at the time of writing), which provides access to the FIBIS databases and a very helpful community of fellow ancestry researchers and experts.

2. British Library, London ( (highly recommended)

The Asian and African Reading Room is where they store the records for the India Office Family History Search. A valuable resource for researching your ancestry in British India. The staff are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable on British India (and wider Asia and Africa).

Membership is free.

3. Find my past (

All British India records are digitized on Find my past. However, the digitized records do not necessarily have the documents available electronically (you can access these in the British Library – see (2) above).

A subscription service, but free if accessed in most public libraries.

4. Anglo-Indian-Central ( (highly recommended)

free online library of links and resources for Anglo-Indian research.

5. Family Echo (

Very useful online tool for building an interactive family tree.

6. Census Records (

UK-based census searches. Useful for finding details of relatives in the UK.

7. Family Search ( (highly recommended)

A non-profit organisation collating the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world.’

8. Society of Genealogists (

Charitable organisation which ‘has many unique unpublished manuscript notes and printed and unpublished family histories. Its library contains Britain’s largest collection of parish register copies and many nonconformist registers. Along with registers, the library holds local histories, copies of churchyard gravestone inscriptions, poll books, trade directories, census indexes and a wealth of information about the parishes where our ancestors lived.’

9. Calcutta Tiljallah Relief (CTR) a US based charity to help indigent Anglo-Indians in India

10. A number of books including Anglos in the Wind magazine 

11. A compilation of research, publications, global events and many more Anglo-Indian related resources

12. Anglo-Indian resources including the International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies and The Anglo-Indian Wallah

13. Anglo-Indian family trees

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Interact with the Anglo-Indian Project

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