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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

FIBIS to host day workshop on British in India

The Families in British India Society (FIBIS) is to host a day-long workshop investigating the long period of British involvement in India on Saturday 6 December.

It is estimated that by the early 19th century almost half the soldiers in the East India Company Army were from Ireland, so Indian research is clearly a very relevant area of research for Irish genealogists.

The day will include a visit to the photographic exhibition "People of India" accompanied by its creator, Jason Scott Tilley, as well as a lecture and workshops covering topics of general interest and hints on progressing your own research. Participants can enjoy swapping stories over coffee and lunch, and take advantage of time to “ask the expert” to help solve their Indian research queries.

Lunch is not included but there's a cafe at the venue and you might like to join other delegates at an optional meal at an Indian restaurant in the evening.

Although the workshop is free, booking through the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is essential.

Venue: Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP.
Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm.