RESEARCH AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY

 

 

At the British Library I can search sources in the:

 

 

ASIA, PACIFIC & AFRICA COLLECTIONS -

INDIA OFFICE

 

Ecclesiastical returns to baptisms, marriages and burials in India;

 

Cemeteries and monumental inscriptions in India;

 

Wills proved in India, administrations and inventories;

 

East India Company staff records;

 

East India Company Armies - officers and other ranks;

 

East India Military Academy, Addiscombe;

 

East India Company Medical and Veterinary Officers;

 

East India Company Mercantile Marine service - officers, other ranks limited information (depends on date), ships' voyages, the Poplar Fund;

 

Indian railway employees;

 

Directories relating to the Presidencies of Bombay, Bengal and Madras;

 

Newspapers published in India (unindexed);

 

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Has your family history research uncovered a reference to a family member in India during the 18th, 19th or early 20thC? Do you need help to discover more?

 

Please e-mail your enquiry or use the contact form provided for a free initial assessment.

 

For records relating to British army service in India: the majority of records are at the National Archives, Kew:

 

please enquire

 

 

OTHER BRITISH LIBRARY RESEARCH

 

Newspaper searches (London districts and all England; local and national newspapers available).

 

19thC-20thC journals, periodicals, comics.

 

19thC-20thC illustrators, cartoons, cartoonists.

 

GRO indexes to births, marriages and deaths overseas and GRO indexes to recent deaths in England & Wales - please enquire .

 

Stationers' Company records.

 

Electoral registers (all England) - please enquire .

 

Monumental inscriptions (gravestone inscriptions) - London burial grounds and English churchyards as available - please enquire .

 

For any other research at the British Library, please contact me with details of your enquiry. 

 

Please note I cannot take photos at the British Library of any documents except newspapers and some journals and periodicals.  Subject to copyright restrictions, I can make printouts of any entries found in sources available on microfilm or computer, but original material cannot be photocopied.  A full transcription is provided of any entries found in original volumes or documents where photography is not permitted.