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Recent related readings: a digest

According to a July blog post from the City of Vancouver Archives, camping on the local beaches used to be a “fashionable” thing for many of the city’s wealthier settler families around the turn of the twentieth century.  (You won’t … Continue reading

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Online Database: FIBIS website

Introducing the newly updated Families in British India Society website. This website is a great resource for academics and genealogists alike. Resources include, FREE searchable database of over 710,000 individual names FREE access to the fibiwiki to find out more about … Continue reading

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Announcements: 27th June 2011

Events Workshop: Researching ancestors who served in the army in India The British Library, London 12th July 2011, 2pm – 5pm – Free workshop on tracing members of the Indian armed forces. APAC Reference Services working in tandem with the … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Henry Hunter Murdoch

The blog’s header image is an excerpt from a larger drawing done by a British merchant, Henry Hunter Murdoch, at a colleague’s bungalow outside of Calcutta in 1850. The Murdochs—like many other nineteenth-century British families—were highly mobile, moving repeatedly within … Continue reading

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