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India Find my Past

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Janet

Janet Report 29 Jan 2014 17:13

Has anyone added this yet?

You can now discover the story of your British ancestors who lived and worked in India from 1698–1947. Findmypast, in partnership with the British Library, brings you this exclusive record collection online for the first time.

Head east with our British in India collection. Find out whether your relatives were aristocracy, tradespeople, civil servants or soldiers and finally discover those missing ancestors with new records spanning 200 years of history.
Explore now

These 2.5 million records include:
• Baptisms, marriages & burials
• 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


Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 29 Jan 2014 17:28

Hi Janet.
Thanks for the tip.
I know my grandfather was serving in India 1911. Do you think there would be anything about him on there? He was just an ordinary soldier, not an officer or anything.
Just wondering if it's worth pursuing or not!
Jan

Janet

Janet Report 29 Jan 2014 17:45

Who knows jan


, worth a try, what's his name?

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 29 Jan 2014 17:57

Hi Jan.

Well, I wasn't hinting for a lookup - but thanks!! :-D

His name was Albert Bowen. In 1911 he was a gunner for the 'No 70 Coy R Gi A' (I assume this means 70th company, but really have no idea!).

Jan x

Gai

Gai Report 30 Jan 2014 10:47


Thanks Janet for posting about these records.

Looks like some brick walls are tumbling down.

Yay! :-D

Gai