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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

FIBIS to hold its first conference in May

The Families in British India Society (FIBIS) is planning its first-ever Conference this year. It will be held 16-18 May 2014 in Birmingham.

Expert speakers will cover a range of topics relevant to the period of British influence in India. These will include something of the historical and political background, detail on ancestors’ lives in the Army, the Civil Service, other professions and unofficial inhabitants, women in India and, of course, the railway network.

In addition, there will be a selection of workshops, 1:1 surgeries, Q&As and Expert panels, a gala dinner and lots of opportunity to contribute and interact over the weekend.

Irish family historians could well discover their 'missing' ancestors in Indian records; nearly half the soldiers in the East India Company Army during the early 19th century originated from Ireland!

Conference details.