British in India

Here are a collection of links to sites regarding cemeteries etc that may of of help to those of us who have ancestors who lived in India.

Firstly the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia. Set up in 1976 to care for, and to record, European cemeteries wherever the East India Company set foot. It is estimated that some two million European men, women and children are buried in the Indian subcontinent alone.

Online access to burials in India. An arduous process to digitise records of more than 100,000 burials and 20,000 graves has been undertaken for four public cemeteries in Kolkata, Lower Circular Road Cemetery, Tollygunge (Russa Road South, First Lane) and Khidderpore (St.Stephen�s �Sailors� Cemetery) and South Park Street Cemetery & also of Bhawanipore so that the foreigners visiting the city to trace their ancestral roots can locate them at the click of a mouse.

Families in British India Society. This society offers online searching of their extensive indexes plus podcasts. 


  1. Iain McNeil says:

    I am trying to find my great grandfather who died in India whilst working for the Madras to Bombay Railway. He died around 1889 to 1892. Do you have any idea as to how I can find any relevant details about him. I know my grandfather father was born in Bangalore in 1883 and return to the UK with his mother when his father died. Any help would be appreciated as I have drawn a blank.

    Many thanks


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