India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

The Kabristan Archives

This organisation is dedicated to preserving memorial inscriptions from graveyards in Ireland, the Indian sub-continent, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and Jamaica, including many which no longer exist. This site offers a free search of the index. A copy of the monumental inscription…

Findmypast – Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960

The National Archives (UK) Outward Passenger Lists for voyages departing the British Isles 1890-1960  (BT27) for Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and USA detail 24 million+ records. The database covers many arrivals into Australia that are still unindexed…

Colonial Cemeteries

This site by Barry Lewis,  Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, attempts to document, with the help of volunteers, the many abandonded graves in the region of India where he works.   As time and opportunity permit, he…

Cemeteries in Shimla

Shimla in the North of India is a town that was entirely set up by the British officers. Many of them are buried in the cemeteries in Shimla. This blog has information and photographs from Kanlog and Sanjaul cemeteries in…

UK BMD. Births, Marriages, Deaths and Censuses on the Internet

This site offers links to 2,507+ web sites that offer online transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. A wide range of other indexes and transcriptions are also available including parish records, wills and monumental inscriptions. Sites are available…

The National Archives – Find an Archive in the UK and Beyond

You can find an archive using the map or choose a region in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. You can also find archives in other countries with an lphabetical browse. This directory provides contact details and links to record…

Findmypast – Special Collections – England and Wales

The special collections for England and Wales include:• British India Office Collection • The Canterbury Collection• The Cheshire Collection• The Devon Collection• The Hertfordshire Collection• The Lincolnshire Collection• The Manchester Collection• The Royal Archives Collection• The Shropshire Collection• The Staffordshire…

Ancestry.com – UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878-1960

This collection of passenger lists is fully indexed with digital images available. It contains 16+ million names from the Board of Trade (BT26) passenger lists of ships arriving in the United Kingdom from foreign ports outside of Europe and the…