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Re: INDIA: Resources for Ancestors in British India
« Reply #27 on: Monday 28 March 11 16:22 BST (UK) »
Very useful Bob, thanks.
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Re: INDIA: Resources for Ancestors in British India
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 29 March 11 23:40 BST (UK) »
Another site with evocative pictures of India from the late 19th and early 20th century
http://www.imagesofasia.com/html/india/

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Re: INDIA: Resources for Ancestors in British India
« Reply #29 on: Monday 13 June 11 17:00 BST (UK) »
A couple of sites regarding tea planting in Ceylon found by ShaunJ.  Fascinating history of the old planters. There's also a forum where anyone with Ceylon tea planters amongst their ancestors can leave messages/queries to help with their research.

http://www.historyofceylontea.com/Fe_Browse/fergusons-directories.asp
http://www.historyofceylontea.com/

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Added 17 March 2012 Both of these links seem to have gone down. It may still be worth checking again sometime in the future.

27 Sept 2012 The first link is now showing as "Site under construction" but it does seem as though the second link is now up and running again.
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Re: INDIA: Resources for Ancestors in British India
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 04 September 11 21:52 BST (UK) »


Another useful site for researchers courtesy of tina morana


http://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/Home.aspx
Lynn:- Shelton, Edwards, Looker, Platt, Ames, Bagley, Cadman, Cokes, Edmunds, Seymour, Waldren, Mulloy, Cockin/Cockayne

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Re: INDIA: Resources for Ancestors in British India
« Reply #31 on: Monday 05 September 11 18:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks, BL readers' ticket just expired and don't know when I shall get to renew it.
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Re: INDIA: Resources for Ancestors in British India
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 18 August 12 14:44 BST (UK) »
Another site that I've come across recently. Some interesting stories and, usefully, a contact address for those seeking details of BMDs in Ceylon.

http://valmayukuk.tripod.com/index.html

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Re: Link: INDIA: Resources for Ancestors in British India
« Reply #33 on: Friday 11 July 14 20:04 BST (UK) »
Fibiwiki is an extremely useful website that tells you where to find practically everything to do with British India research. It not only contains guides to help you with your research, but also lists various sources, and general background information about the culture, society and history of India during the period from 1600 to 1947.
http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php/Main_Page
India: COLLETT, DUNCAN, HOLDWAY, HACKNEY, HYKOOP, HOGSFLESH, KUHLMEY, NORMAN, ROBERTSON, WARDLEY, WHEELER
England: BECKWITH, GASCOYNE, HINMAN, MCCARTHY, WARDLEY, WOOLF

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Re: Link: INDIA: Resources for Ancestors in British India
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 20:43 GMT (UK) »
I don't think this one has been listed before.

It is on a pay site, but the engagement notice for the marriage I was researching came up free in a Google search so you may be lucky.

"The Colonies and India" newspaper:

http://newspaperarchive.com/uk/middlesex/london/colonies-and-india/1892/05-07/page-01?tag=albert+carstairs&rtserp=tags/?pf=albert&pl=carstairs&psb=dateasc