Did any of your rellies serve in India
?? some marriage, births, deaths, baptisms can be found on this site.The India Office Records
The India Office Records is the custodian of the archives of
East India Company (1600-1858)
Board of Control (1784-1858)
India Office (1858-1947)
Burma Office (1937-1948 )
The India Office Records’ collections contain much information of great interest to family historians, mainly relating to European and Eurasian people. There are biographical sources for official and non-official inhabitants of the many overseas areas where the East India Company and India Office had influence, and also for home staff based in Britain. The records include details for
non-official inhabitants such as merchants and planters, free mariners, and missionaries.
The main British Library website includes details of all India Office Records, not just those of interest to family historianshttp://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/Home.aspx
- little search box top righthttp://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/AdvanceDiscovery.aspx
- advanced search
About the India Officehttp://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/about.aspx
Other East India Records linkshttp://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/Sources.aspx
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~India Office Records and Private Papershttp://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpregion/asia/india/indiaofficerecords/indiaofficehub.html
The India Office Records are the repository of the archives of the East India Company (1600-1858), the Board of Control or Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India (1784-1858), the India Office (1858-1947), the Burma Office (1937-1948), and a number of related British agencies overseas. The focus of the India Office Records is in the territories now included in India, Pakistan, Burma and Bangladesh and their administration before 1947. The Records also include source materials for neighbouring or connected areas at different times, covering not only South Asia, but also Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. The official archives of the India Office Records are complemented by over 300 collections and over 3000 smaller deposits of Private Papers relating to the British experience in India.
The India Office Records are administered by The British Library as part of the Public Records of the United Kingdom, and are open for public consultation.
Many catalogues of the India Office Records can be consulted on Search Our Catalogue: Archives and Manuscripts.