Anglo-Indian – Other records

The collections of records available are not limited to baptisms, marriages and burials.

Wills, military records and employment and pension records are excellent tools both for linking members of your family together, which is sometimes difficult with the ecclesiastical registers, and providing more in-depth information about your ancestors’ lives.

Again, a selection of helpful guides is provided on the British Library website. Click here to access the general India Office Records: Family History Sources area of the site.

Further specific information is also available on wills, the army, and pensions. 

Remember that the India Office is concerned with records relating to British nationals overseas, and will not hold records of your Indian ancestors before they became involved with British families. If you want to try to trace Indian lines further back, it is likely that many of the records, if they survive, will be held only in India. If you’d like to trace Indian ancestors who came to Britain, look in the ordinary British birth, marriage and death records and perhaps in naturalisation papers too.

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