Find online databases and records for researching ancestors in British India, the territories of India under the tenancy or sovereignty of the East India Company or British Crown between 1612 and 1947. Among these were the provinces of Bengal, Bombay, Burma, Madras, Punjab, Assam and United Provinces, encompassing portions of present-day India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
A free index to selected India births and baptisms online from FamilySearch. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. The greatest number of India birth and baptism records in this collection are from Bengal, Bombay and Madras.
This free, online database at present consists only of EIC mercantile marine vessels, ships which were in the East India Company's merchant service, which operated from 1600 to 1834.
A free index to selected India deaths and burials. Only a few localities are included and the time period varies by locality. The majority of the records in this database are from Bengal, Madras and Bombay.
A small index to selected marriage records from India, primarily from Bengal, Madras and Bombay.
Photographs and transcriptions from cemeteries and grave monuments of India, from the area which used to be British India and including present-day India, Pakistan and Bagladesh. Entries are not limited to British citizens, monuments cover many nationalities.
A free, searchable database of more than 710,000 individual names, plus tutorials and resources for researching ancestors from British India.
A variety of online, searchable lists and indexes, the largest of which is an index of Cadet papers held at in OIC in London, with approximately 15000 names of officer cadets that joined the EIC Madras army from 1789 until 1859.