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The Journal of the Families in British India Society is published twice yearly (in Spring and Autumn) and sent to all current members of the Society. The principal aim is "the presentation to members of the availability and value of various sources both to the establishment of genealogy and of the background to ancestors' lives in India and associated regions."

Back issues of the Journal are available to members and non-members, and can be purchased online. Click on <FIBIS shop> in the Navigation panel to the left to learn more. An index of the contents of each issue appears below.

Most of the content of Journals 1 - 33 is available for members to browse online. The most recent Journals are available online in an identical form to the printed version. For earlier editions, articles in bold are available online via the FIBIS database - click on <FIBIS database> in the Navigation panel to the left to begin a search. You will need to log in to the FIBIS database as a member to be able to read or browse Journal articles. (Previously, Journals 1 - 15 were available in the Members' Area but these were not indexed in the FIBIS database.) Click on Publications, then Newspapers and Periodicals. Alternatively, use the direct link and then login, then click twice on your "back" button.

The FIBIS database now has a searchable index for Volumes 1-12 of the FIBIS Journal. Anyone can search, but to view the reference in a Journal you must be a logged in FIBIS member.

Copies of the Journal are also available at the British Library. The current issue is on display in the African and Asian Studies Reading Room and earlier editions are in the General Reference Collection, shelfmark ZK.9.a.7347

Contents

FIBIS Journal Number 40 (Autumn 2018)

  • Editorial – page 2
  • An IMS Surgeon in East Africa by Ann Crichton Harris – page 3
  • An Indian Army Unit in East and West Africa 1915–1917 by Bill Hall – page 9
  • ‘Knowing that some are spending their last half-hour on earth': The Indian Army in the Middle East by Tim Willasey-Wilsey – page 17
  • BACSA and the Cemeteries of British India' by Stephen McClarence – page 23
  • A Life Well-Lived: John Seely, Surveyor and Author by Barbara Frankl – page 30
  • Encounter with a Film Star by David Railton – page 37
  • Review: Cult of a Dark Hero: Nicholson of Delhi by Stuart Flinders. Review article by Sir Allan Ramsay – page 41
  • Review: Goodbye Burma. Review by Margaret Murray – page 54
  • FIBIS 20th Anniversary Conference by Sally Tipper – page 52
  • Notices – page 55
  • Notes on Contributors – page 56
  • Sources of Illustrations – page 56

FIBIS Journal Number 39 (Spring 2018)

  • Editorial – page 2
  • Gurkhas in the First World War by Craig Lawrence – page 3
  • On the Western Front with the Meerut Division by Ron Horton – page 11
  • George King IMD and his Medals by Allan Stanistreet – page 17
  • The Last of the White Hunters by Joshua Mathew – page 21
  • Reminiscences of a Jute Wallah in West Bengal by Kenneth Miln – page 24
  • FIBIS: The First Twenty Years by Peter Bailey – page 28
  • You Were Born When? by Hedley Sutton – page 39
  • Review: Brave as a Lion: The Life and Times of Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough by Christopher Brice. Review article by Sir Allan Ramsay – page 40
  • Review: British Ships in Indian Waters by Richard Morgan. Review by Margaret Makepeace – page 50
  • Review: The Uprising of 1857 edited by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones. Review by Tim Willasey-Wilsey – page 52
  • Notices – page 55
  • Notes on Contributors – page 56
  • Sources of Illustrations – page 56

FIBIS Journal Number 38 (Autumn 2017)

  • Editorial – page 2
  • Remembering Cawnpore by Mark Probett – page 3
  • Sir Henry Ramsay's Kumaon Friends by N. C. Shah – page 12
  • IP v. ICS: The Long Duel? by Paul Dean – page 15
  • Muni, Mali and the Beetles by Sir Allan Ramsay – page 24
  • Getting to Grips with FamilySearch Family Tree by Sharon Hintze – page 32
  • Unsung Servants of the Raj: An Anglo-Indian Family in the Nineteenth Century by John Webber – page 39
  • Not in Baxter: A Member of the Legislative Councils of Bengal and Central Legislative Assembly of India by Richard Morgan – page 45
  • Review: Last Children of the Raj: British Childhoods in India by Laurence Fleming. Review by Allan Stanistreet – page 53
  • Review: Dance with Fireflies by Jane Gill. Review by Xandra Sherman – page 54
  • Notices – page 55
  • Notes on Contributors – page 56
  • Sources of Illustrations – page 56

FIBIS Journal Number 37 (Spring 2017)

  • Editorial - page 2
  • Hooghly to Himalaya - A Short Story by Kenneth Miln - page 3
  • An Honourable Upright Man: Ralph Henry Sneyd (1784-184) by Keith Haines - page 9
  • The Life of Joseph Knowles by Aubrey Knowles - page 24
  • John Brierly in India by Elizabeth Wilde - page 26
  • Lieutenant (Assistant Surgeon) R. L. W. Beveridge by Allan Stanistreet - page 32
  • Colonel Thomas Barrett and Friends by Ed Story - page 33
  • General the Hon. Sir Henry Ramsay: The Uncrowned King of Kumaon by N. C. Shah - page 36
  • Some Unpublished Inscriptions from the Cemeteries of Jaipur by Syed Faizan Raza - page 47
  • Notices - page 52

FIBIS Journal Number 36 (Autumn 2016)

  • Editorial - page 2
  • Diary of Dora M. Fowle During a Trip from Poona to Burma in 1905 by Bill Hall - page 3
  • Walter Williams - A Private Soldier in India 1878-1888 - Part Two by Sylvia Murphy - page 11
  • The Joy of Family History by Hilary Sheridan - page 20
  • Under Duress: The Tiger of Mysore and His Infidel Artisans - Part Two by David Atkinson - page 23
  • Remebering Aunt Peggy by Emma Louise Oram - page 34
  • Using Thacker's and Other Directories for Business in India by Richard Morgan - page 35
  • Inspector James Dwyer and the Thanks of the Bengal Government by Kimberley Lindsay - page 43
  • Reviews - page 49
  • Notices - page 51

FIBIS Journal Number 35 (Spring 2016)

  • Editorial
  • An English Bride in Edwardian India by Christine Kendell – page 3
  • Surgeon, Silk Merchant and Banker: The Balfour Brothers in India by Francesca Radcliffe – page 6
  • 'Some hot water quickly' – Sister Sallie’s Kaisar-i-Hind by Kimberley John Lindsay – page 11
  • Wanted: Robert William Cox aka. Charles Edward Custance by Michael Whitehead – page 18
  • Under Duress: The Tiger of Mysore and his Infidel Artisans (Part 1) by David Atkinson – page 20
  • Walter Williams, A Private Soldier in India 1878 to 1888 (Part 1) by Sylvia Murphy – page 31
  • Maintaining British Links with the Past in South Asia: The Work of BACSA by Clive Williams OBE – page 39
  • A Visit to India in Autumn 2015 [The organisation of a group tour] by Elaine MacGregor – page 42
  • Review: Beatson’s Mutiny – The Turbulent Career of a Victorian Soldier by Richard Stevenson 2015. Review by Peter Bailey – page 49
  • St. Mary’s Church, Chennai by Andrew Cumine – page 52

FIBIS Journal Number 34 (Autumn 2015)

  • Editorial
  • The Life of George Parbury, associate of Allen, Thacker and Spink by Dr John Carpenter – page 3
  • The Memoirs of John Norton of the Bombay Mint by Joan Harrison – page 18
  • W. Edward Bankes, an East India Company writer in the 1720s by Francesca Radcliffe – page 29
  • The East India Company: some snapshots of its history (Part 2) by David Blake – page 38
  • Francis Day, the Founder of the City of Madras by James T Day – page 45
  • Memories of my childhood in British India by Pearline Philomena Berry – page 49
  • Competition – Win one of three Genealogical DNA tests – page 50
  • Review: Pick Up Your Parrots and Monkeys: The Life of a Boy Soldier in India by William Pennington 2003. Review by Maureen Evers – page 52

FIBIS Journal Number 33 (Spring 2015)

FIBIS Journal Number 33 is available for members to browse online.

  • Editorial
  • From Soldier to Newspaperman: The Varied Experiences of Joachim Hayward Stocqueler in Bombay and Calcutta from 1819 to 1843 by Audrey T Carpenter - page 3
  • Captains Outrageous: tracing the maritime career of William Henry Biden by Richard Morgan – page 16
  • The Melvill Family – Three Generations of Commitment to India (Part 2) by David Williams – page 28
  • Assistant Apothecary Charles Maitland versus East India Company Justice by Charles Maitland – page 36
  • The East India Company: some snapshots of its history (Part 1) by David Blake – page 43
  • Reference to an article on The Victorian Web: Of Intelligence, an Assassination, East Indiamen and the Great Hurricane of 1808 by Tim Willasey- Wilsey, concerning Lt-Colonel David Richardson of the Bengal Army and his family – page 50
  • Reviews
    • The Nicholas Brothers and A. T. W. Penn: Photographers of South India 1855 – 1885 by Christopher Penn (2014). Review by Richard Morgan – page 51
    • The Brewing Storm – 1939-1941 (2013) and Burma Invaded - 1942 (2013), both by Major C M Enriquez, based on his diary. Review by Peter Bailey – page 52

FIBIS Journal Number 32 (Autumn 2014)

FIBIS Journal Number 32 is available for members to browse online.

  • Editorial
  • The Melvill Family – Three Generations of Commitment to India (Part 1) by David Williams – page 3
  • Trumpeter Inwood, an Anglo-Indian Hero of the Kut Garrison by Rosemary Reardon – page 18
  • The North-Western Railway Volunteer Rifles in East Africa in the First World War by Noel Clark – page 30
  • Gallantry Awards to the Indian Medical Department during the Great War of 1914 – 1918 by Allan Stanistreet – page 34
  • Competition – Win one of three Genealogical DNA tests – page 37
  • Elizabeth Martin of Madras and Walter Medhurst, Missionary by John Holliday – page 38
  • The Development of the Meerut District Volunteers, aka, the Meerut Volunteer Horse by Tim Bender – page 45
  • The FIBIS Conference 2014 – page 47
  • Reviews
    • The Boydell Press Series 'Worlds of the East India Company'. Review by Richard Morgan – page 48
      • The Twilight of the East India Company: The Evolution of Anglo-Asian Commerce and Politics 1790-1860 by Anthony Webster (2009)
      • The East India Company and Religion 1698-1858 by Penelope Carson (2012)
      • British Naval Power in the East 1794-1805: The Command of Admiral Peter Rainer by Peter A Ward (2013)
      • The East India Company’s London Workers: Management of the Warehouse Labourers 1800-1858 by Margaret Makepeace (2010)
    • Indigo and Opium: Two Remarkable Families and Fortunes Won and Lost by Miles Macnair (2013). Review by Peter Bailey – page 50
  • New FIBIS publication – Researching Ancestors in the Indian Army 1858-1947 by Peter A Bailey – page 52

FIBIS Journal Number 31 (Spring 2014)

FIBIS Journal Number 31 is available for members to browse online.

  • Editorial
  • The Walsh Family and the Cawnpore Massacre by Paddy Walsh - page 3
  • Searching for Gopal Drooge and the Murder of Captain William Richardson by Tim Willasey- Wilsey - page 16
  • Keddahs and Epigraphists : miscellaneous appointments in India and Burma in 1909 by Bill Hall - page 26
  • The Origins of Johann Jacob Hoff: my ancestor in the Dutch East India Company by Mary McPherson - page 30
  • Captain Hunter: researching a memorial in Durham Cathedral by Geoffrey Fox - page 36
  • More on Hanoverian Regiments in India: using online newspapers to further research by Hilary Sheridan - page 49
  • Review : When the Tiger Fought the Thistle – The Tragedy of Colonel William Baillie of the Madras Army by Alan Tritton 2013. Review by Peter Bailey - page 55

FIBIS Journal Number 30 (Autumn 2013)

FIBIS Journal Number 30 is available for members to browse online.

  • Editorial
  • Raising the Hanoverian Regiments: their passage to India by Hilary Sheridan - page 3
  • Owen Berkeley-Hill and Psychiatry in India by Mike Young - page 8
  • Dr Christopher Francis Henry Quick, IMD by Allan Stanistreet - page 21
  • The Indian Forest Services in the India Office Records: Questions and answers for researchers by Ian Baxter - page 23
  • A Postscript to the wounding of Campbell Clark by Charles Gordon Clark - page 32
  • Calvert Smith, the baby from the Parsonage by Diana Bousfield-Wells - page 33
  • Correspondence: records of the Dutch cemeteries, Java - page 43
  • Reviews
    • Raffles and the Golden Opportunity by Victoria Glendinning 2012. Review by Beverly Hallam - page 43
    • Lucknow – Families of the Raj by Malcolm Spiers 2013. Review by Richard Morgan - page 45
    • Early Photographs of Ladakh, edited with an introduction by Hugh Rayner 2013. Review by Robert Charnock - page 46
    • Welsh Missionaries and British Imperialism: The empire of clouds in north-east India by Andrew May 2012. Review by David Macadam - page 48

FIBIS Journal Number 29 (Spring 2013)

  • Editorial
  • The Clark Brothers - Life in the Bengal Army by Charles Gordon Clark - page 3
  • Distant Relations Discovered - A Bencoolen Family Reunited by James T Day - page 15
  • From Agra Fort - George Collett’s letters to Mountstuart Elphinstone by Valmay S Young - page 19
  • Assistant Surgeon RLW Beveridge, Indian Medical Department by Allan Stanistreet - page 28
  • The British Indian Civil Service by Peter Bailey - page 30
  • A Parsonage in Madras - Elizabeth Smith’s letters by Diana Bousfield Wells - page 38
  • Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe, Director of the East India Company by George Buxton - page 49
  • Review: The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy 2012. Review by Hugh Wilding - page 51

FIBIS Journal Number 28 (Autumn 2012)

  • Editorial
  • The Mysterious Murder at Agra by Rosemary Reardon - page 3
  • Edward Squibb-Letters from a Bengal Cadet by Charles Gordon Clark - page 15
  • John Braddock- Powder Master by Sylvia Murphy - page 25
  • The Assassination of Thomas Parr, Resident of Bencoolen by Joanna C Fennell - page 32
  • Medals to a Nurse by Allan Stanistreet - page 39
  • Lost and Found-the records of Pembroke House by Sylvia Dibbs - page 41
  • A Northumberland Fusilier in India, 1886-1896 by Ruth Sear - page 47
  • Reviews
    • Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors: A guide for Family Historians by Emma Jolly 2012. Review by David Blake - page 49
    • P&O A History by Ruth Artmonsky 2012. Review by Richard Morgan - page 51
    • Schreyvogel’s Mission: Lindau to Trichinopoly by Walford Pears 2011. Review by Sarah Bilton - page 51

FIBIS Journal Number 27 (Spring 2012)

  • Editorial
  • The Imhoff Inheritance by Pippa Milnamow
  • General Gilbert and the surrender of the Sikh Army by Sarah Bilton
  • The Chaplains of St Luke’s, Abbottabad c. 1859-1947 and some notes on the Old Christian Cemetery by Prof. Omer Salim-Khan Tarin
  • The Viceregal Carriages-The Indian Railways and a dynasty of Pearces, Part 2 by Michael Feilden Pearce
  • Discovering biographical sources in the British Library Manuscripts by Dorota Walker
  • Ancestral research through DNA by Debbie Kennett
  • Obituary: Admiral Dawson 13 November 1923 to 23 October 2011 by David Barnabas
  • Reviews
    • The Chaplains of the East India Company, 1601-1858 by Daniel O’Connor 2012. Review by Richard Morgan
    • DNA and Social networking: A Guide to Genealogy in the 21st Century by Debbie Kennett 2011. Review by Sarah Bilton
    • Anu: The Raj Years by Shabnam Vasisht 2009 and Anu: The Nomad Years by Shabnam Vasisht 2010. Review by David Pyle
    • Graves in British India (FIBIS Fact File 6) by Richard Morgan 2011. Review by Sarah Bilton

FIBIS Journal Number 26 (Autumn 2011)

  • Editorial
  • From the Land of Dracula to an English Rectory by Peter Hubert
  • A Lucas Family: From Ireland to India by David Atkinson
  • William Garnett, the Volunteering Major by Michael Garnett
  • Boy Soldier to Lancer: John Arnfield in the Anglo -Sikh Wars by Ainslie Sharpe
  • James Minty: Tracing the Life of a Soldier by Cathy Day
  • Dean Mahomed and Captain Godfrey Evan Baker of the HEIC Bengal Army by Emma Jolly
  • Reviews
    • A Soldier’s Story-From the Khyber Pass to the Jungles of Burma: The Memoir of a British Officer in the Indian Army 1933-1947 by John Archibald Hislop, edited by Penny Kocher 2010. Review by Richard Morgan
    • Heroes or Villains? The British in India' by Geoff Palmer 2011. Review by Peter Bailey
    • 'I Can Never Say Enough About The Men'- A History of the Jammu & Kashmir Rifles throughout their World War One Campaign by Andrew Kerr 2010. Review by Peter Bailey
    • Letters from Bencoolen 1823-28 by Thomas Day and William Day with an intro by James Trelawny Day 2008. Review by Sarah Bilton
    • Getting the best out of the FIBIS Website by Valmay Young 2011. Review by Sarah Bilton

FIBIS Journal Number 25 (Spring 2011)

  • Editorial
  • The Tale of a Telescope from Lucknow by Susan Macklin
  • The Indian Railways and a Dynasty of Pearces by Michael Feilden Pearce
  • Tracing an Honorary Assistant Surgeon by Lawrie Butler
  • Adam Maxwell of Cawnpore - Indigo and Intrigue by Judith Vandenburgh Green
  • Advice for Young House-Keepers in India by William Hall
  • Civil Service Records in the India Office Reading Room: A Study of the L/F/10 series by Lawrie Butler with a contribution from David Blake
  • A Christmas Dance and Supper in Jodhpur 1942
  • Using Google Books for Family History Research by Ed Storey
  • Reviews
    • Mehtars and Marigolds: a story of four generations in British India (1874-1948) by Barbara Dinner 2009 Review by R Reardon
    • The Travelling Scotsman: the Life and Times of Paterson Saunders, Senior by Mary Anne Gourley 2010. Review by Sylvia Murphy

FIBIS Journal Number 24 (Autumn 2010)

  • Eliza Fay: New Aspects - David Atkinson
  • The Marriages of Margaret McCombe: A combined London-Sydney effort - Lawrie Butler
  • Letters from the Mill: the Calcutta Jute Industry - Carol Turnham
  • 'Peculiar Circumstances': Catholic Chaplains of the Victorian British Army in India - Margaret Mulvihill
  • Fanciful Memories? The Foothead Family and India - Carol Gilbert
  • Life with Tea in India: the diaries of Samuel Cleland Davidson - Wendy Pratt
  • Using Social Networking for Family History Research - Valmay Young
  • Building the Beas Bridge - Hugh Wilding
  • Review - Colonial Cousins: A Surprising History of Connections Between India and Australia by Joyce Westrip and Peggy Holroyde 2010. Review by Sylvia C M Murphy

FIBIS Journal Number 23 (Spring 2010)

  • Editorial
  • Waters from Ireland - to Bengal - to New Zealand - Neville Thomas
  • Four Orphan Schools in Calcutta and the Lawrence Military Asylum Sanawar, Part II: parents, conditions, prospects - Maureen Evers
  • How People May Live and Not Die in India - Florence Nightingale
  • Two Unusual Accidents on the Eastern Bengal Railway - Miles Macnair
  • For the Sake of a Hyphen: in search of the Flower-Mellings - Tina Davies
  • M.I.C.E. in the branches: a family history work in progress - Hugh Wilding (M.I.C.E. stands for Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers)
  • Life in a British Cantonment in India: Nasirabad, 1929-1930 - John Sworder
  • Reviews
    • Izzat-Historical Records and Iconography of Indian Cavalry Regiments 1757-2007 by Ashok Nath 2009. Review by Richard Morgan
    • Soldiers, Saints and Scallywags - stirring tales from family history by David Gore 2009. Review by David Blake

FIBIS Journal Number 22 (Autumn 2009)

  • Editorial
  • Four Orphan Schools in Calcutta and the Lawrence Military Asylum, Sanawar, Part 1: History - Maureen Evers
  • Wrecked or Captured: the East India Company Ships that failed to arrive - Andrea Cordani
  • The loss of an East Indiaman in 1807: account by Samuel Rolleston
  • Using Newspapers and Journals to research your family in British India - Sylvia C M Murphy
  • Looking for Gunner Hurley in India (part 2) - Lawrie Butler and Malcolm Hurley Mills
  • The Memorial to Major William Hodson in Lichfield Cathedral - Richard Morgan
  • Reviews
  • The Indian Mutiny Letters of Colonel HP Pearson August 1856-March 1859, edited by TA Heathcote. Review by Richard Morgan.
  • Engines of change: the railroads that made India by Ian J Kerr 2007. Review by Hugh Wilding
  • A Tug on the Thread by Diana Quick 2009. Review by Allan Stanistreet
  • Farewell Raj; Witness to the End of Empire by Tony Hearne 2009. Review by Peter Bailey.

FIBIS Journal Number 21 (Spring 2009)

  • Editorial
  • Seeking Giles Stibbert - Richard J Hayter
  • Recruitment for the Company's European Corps, 1781-1812 - Ian A Baxter
  • Gahan, Eaton & Co - Nigel Penny
  • The Lure of Indigo, and three V.C.s - Miles Macnair
  • Escape from Fyzabad, 1857 - Contemporary account by Lieutenant C S Fowle
  • The young bride of a Madras Police Inspector describes her new life in 1894 - Letter from Mary Mayne
  • Some 'Anglo-Indian' and other Memorials at St Helena - Trevor Hearl
  • Reviews
  • In Pursuit of the Past by Christopher Penn. Review by Richard Morgan
  • Scattered seeds: the diaspora of the Anglo-Indians by Dorothy S Dady 2007 Review by Beverly Hallam

FIBIS Journal Number 20 (Autumn 2008)

  • My ancestor Matthew Leslie (1755-1804) was a 'White Mughal' - Beverly Hallam
  • The Letters of Captain John Orrok - Alison McBrayne
  • In God and Company: the life and times of the Reverend William Kew Fletcher (c1802-1867), EIC Chaplain - Mark William Fletcher
  • Jules Henri Jean Schaumburg (1839-1886): a forgotten artist rediscovered - Sylvia Murphy
  • Eliza Robinson and the Women's Workshop in Allahabad - Ann Currie
  • Freemasonry in India - Susan Snell
  • Campaign and other medals to Anglo-Indians - Allan Stanistreet
  • The Trichinopoly Registers - Richard Morgan

FIBIS Journal Number 19 (Spring 2008)

  • The Great Van Someren Obsession - Liz Wilde
  • Faith and Family in South India: Robert Caldwell and his Missionary Dynasty - David Gore
  • The Defence of Lucknow: letter from Lt Clifford Henry Mecham, Part Two
  • 150 years on: the secrets of William and Stuart William Howard - Ian Howard
  • Searching for Allen, Alan or Allan Buchanan and his MC - Jean Mitchell and Lawrie Butler
  • The Police Officer and the Dacoit: Freddy Young and Sultana the 'Robin Hood of British India’ - N C Shah
  • Book Reviews
  • Storm and Conquest-The Battle for the Indian Ocean 1809 by Stephen Taylor 2007. Review by Lawrie Butler.
  • The Great Uprising in India 1857-1858 by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones 2007. Review by Richard Morgan

FIBIS Journal Number 18 (Autumn 2007)

  • Researching for FIBIS Members - Lawrie Butler and Beverly Hallam
  • The Battle of Plassey, 23 June 1757 - David Blake
  • The Lady's Log-book - Mark William Fletcher
  • Rebecca Dorin, April 1813-July 1857: a Heroine of the Mutiny - Brenda M Cook
  • The Defence of Lucknow: letter from Lt Clifford Henry Mecham
  • The Army Rank of Conductor and the history of an HEIC Conductor VC - Lawrie Butler
  • Planning for Indian Independence: Mountbatten, Nehru, and V P Menon - David Blake
  • Review article
  • The Way We Were-Anglo Indian Chronicles edited by Margaret Deefholts and Glen Deefholts 2006. Review by Hazel Craig

FIBIS Journal Number 17 (Spring 2007)

  • The Family Tree of our 1000th Member, Denielle West - Lawrie Butler
  • Researching Officers who served in the East India Company Army - Richard Morgan
  • 'Death on the Pale Horse': William Mayne and the Mayne military tradition in India - David Gore
  • On the trail of Manuel D'Eremao and Juliana Dias Da Costa: a quest to verify oral tradition through the India Office Records - Beverly Hallam
  • Looking for Gunner Hurley in India - Malcolm Hurley Mills and Lawrie Butler
  • Civilian Gallantry Awards to Members of the Anglo-Indian Community: a plea for information - Allan Stanistreet
  • Dr Graham's Homes: a Century of Service - Douglas Evans
  • Book Reviews
  • Researching Ancestors in the East India Company’s Armies (FIBIS Research Guide no.1) by Peter Bailey 2006. Review by Richard Scott Morel, Archivist, Pre-1858 India Office Records
  • In Their Own Words: British Women Writers and India 1740-1857 by Rosemary Raza 2006.Review by Penny Brook, Head of India Office Records
  • Children of the Raj by Vyvyen Brendon 2005/2006. Review by Nora Naish, author of the book Passage from the Raj: story of a family 1770-1939


FIBIS Journal Number 16 (Autumn 2006)

  • Hints on Research in the India Office Records at the British Library Asian and African Studies Reading Room - Lawrie Butler
  • George Bogle, Part 3 Into Bhutan and Tibet - Richard Wenger
  • The Rind Family in India 1830s-1880s: recently discovered papers in the Pembrokeshire Record Office - Nikki Bosworth
  • Links with India: Records in the New South Wales State archives relating to settlers and others - Christine Yeats
  • The Children of John Company - The Anglo-Indians, Part 2 - Geraldine Charles
  • Percy Wyndham: an unforgettable meritorious British Administrator of bygone days - N C Shah
  • Book Review - The Black Hole: Money, Myth and Empire by Jan Dalley 2006. Review by Richard Scott Morel, Archivist, Pre-1858 India Office Records

FIBIS Journal Number 15 (Spring 2006)

  • Editorial
  • The India-related holdings of the National Army Museum - Marion Harding and Jenny Spencer-Smith
  • Buy out, Pay Off, and a Pension? Terms of discharge from Queen Victoira's Army - Peter D Rogers
  • The Children of John Company - The Anglo-Indians, Part 1 - Geraldine Charles
  • India - it was Magical - Hazel Craig
  • George Bogle, Part 2, The advent of Warren Hastings 1772 to 1774 - Rcihard Wenger
  • India through old Picture Postcards - Douglas Evans
  • Reviews
  • Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750- 1914 by Richard Holmes 2005. Review by Steve van Dulken
  • The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj by David Gilmour 2005. Review by Ian A Baxter
  • A Handbook for Irish War Graves in India, Burma and Beyond, compiled by Eileen Hewson 2005. Review by David Blake.
  • In Those Days: A Scrapbook of Growing Up in India in the Days of the Raj by Justine Dowley-Wise. 2005. Review by David Blake.

FIBIS Journal Number 14 (Autumn 2005)

  • Editorial
  • George Bogle 1746-1781, Part 1, His Early Years - Rcihard Wenger
  • Tragedy and Betrayal: the story of Henry Fowle 1803-1849 - Bill Hall
  • The Indian Navy Family Fund 1828-1863 - Peter D Rogers
  • An English Soldier in Persia 1833-1840 - Jo Purshouse and Lawrie Butler
  • Brigadier-General Octavius Edward Rothney 1824-1881 - David Blake
  • Biographical Sources within the L/MIL/14 Series - Lawrie Butler
  • Reviews
  • English County Regiments, revised edition by Ian F W Beckett 2003 (first published 1970, original author – Arthur Taylor). Review by Anne Kelsall
  • Passage from the Raj: story of a family 1770 -1939 by Nora Naish 2005 Review by David Blake.
  • FIBIS Annual Report for the year 2004-2005 to the Annual General Meeting

FIBIS Journal Number 13 (Spring 2005)

  • Editorial
  • The IOR-FIBIS Collaboration Project - Peter Bailey
  • William Westall in India - Richard J Westall
  • Sources in the India Office Records for the British Army in India - Peter Bailey
  • The Wreck of the Ava, 1858 - Brenda M Cook
  • Registry Marriages in India - Lawrie Butler
  • The Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Patricia Redmond
  • Forms of Identification of Indian Army Pensioners and Widows - Peter D Rogers
  • Review - Empire Families: Britons and Late Imperial India by Elizabeth Buettner 2004 Review by David Blake.

FIBIS Journal Number 12 (Autumn 2004)

  • Editorial
  • The East India Company London Warehouses - Margaret Makepeace
  • The British India Steam Navigation Company (Part 2) 1914-1971 - David Mitchell
  • The Early Life of Gordon Alexander Jahans 1888-1908 - G A Jahans
  • Matthew Baillie Pollock 1803-1844: Surgeon, HEIC Madras Army - Shirley West
  • The 'Unattached List' - Peter Bailey
  • Indian Army Prisoners of War in the Second World War - Hedley Sutton
  • The IOR-FIBIS Collaboration Project - Peter Bailey
  • Index of Articles published in Journals 1 to 11 - Complied by Michelle McCosh
  • FIBIS Annual Report and Financial Statement to the Annual General Meeting

FIBIS Journal Number 11 (Spring 2004)

  • Editorial
  • Donald Jaques - Peter Bailey
  • The India Office Records: the Way Forward - Penny Brook
  • A Passage to India and Beyond: the Voyage of the Rockingham to Bombay and Canton 1791-1793 - Trevor W Hearl
  • William Howell 1789-1867: Surveyor-Missionary-Priest - Shirley West
  • Tracing Ancestral Churches in India - Doreen Elcox
  • Soldiers' War Service Records - Peter Bailey
  • The Autobiography of David Dinwiddie, Part 3
  • The British India Steam Navigation Company, Part 1 - David Mitchell
  • Anglo-Indian Legacy - Book review by Geraldine Charles
  • The IOR-FIBIS Collaboration Project, and FIBIS Database Project - Report by Peter Bailey


FIBIS Journal Number 10 (Autumn 2003)

  • Editorial
  • Courts Martial in John Company's India and their help to the Genealogist - Peter Bailey
  • An Introduction to The Public Works Department and its records at the India Office Records - Anthony West
  • A Tale of Two Storeys? - Ed Storey and Lawrie Butler
  • Research In India - Malcolm Speirs
  • The Headquarters of the Madras Artillery at Saint Thomas's Mount - Peter Bailey
  • The Autobiography of David Dinwiddie, Part 2
  • The IOR - FIBIS Collaboration Project
  • Index of Articles published in Journals 1 to 9 inclusive - Michelle McCosh
  • FIBIS Annual Report to the Annual General Meeting


FIBIS Journal Number 9 (Spring 2003)

  • Editorial
  • The Autobiography of David Dinwiddie, Part 1 - transcribed by Ruth Croft
  • The Railway Children - An Appeal by Hazel Craig
  • The Condell Family in India - Dian Montgomerie Elvin
  • Extracts from 'From Warley Magna to Great Warley' - George Harper
  • The Jokai Tea Estates - Dick Barton
  • Civil Service Records at the OIOC - Tim Thomas
  • A Rix Family in India - Ian Howard
  • The 'European Manuscripts' Holdings of the OIOC - David Blake
  • Letters to the Editor
  • The OIOC-FIBIS Collaboration Project - Peter Bailey


FIBIS Journal Number 8 (Autumn 2002)

  • Editorial
  • How Mary Anne became Marianne - Hermione-Ann Davies and Peter Bailey
  • My Search for the Ancestry of Francis Coleridge Hutchinson MD - Marie A. I. McCulloch
  • India Civil Service Records - Tim Thomas
  • BACSA Family Trees
  • Some Sources of Probate and Estate Records for India - Sylvia Murphy
  • The transcription of the Bombay Marriage Index (1709-1859) - Sylvia Murphy
  • The Devonshire Regiment's Deathroll, Kandahar, Southern Afghanistan, 22nd January 1881 - Moira Mark
  • The Perils of Parentage: The Plight of an Addiscombe Cadet - Trevor Hearl
  • Book Offer - Alfred Gabb
  • Report of the Annual General Meeting held on 25th May 2002 and Accounts for the Year ended 31 March 2002
  • The First World War: further sources in the India Office Library and Records - Hedley Sutton
  • Letters to the Editor - from Theon Wilkinson, Hon. Secretary, BACSA; David Barnabas (in Bangalore)
  • Miscellaneous East India Company Pensions - Tony Fuller
  • A rare Indian Army Journal - Catherine Pickett
  • The OIOC-FIBIS Collaboration Project


FIBIS Journal Number 7 (Spring 2002)

  • Editorial
  • A Luso-Indian Voyage - Cliff Pereira
  • The Old or Mission Church at Calcutta - Peter Bailey
  • Pension Records at the OIOC - Ian Baxter
  • Censuses of India - Donald Jaques
  • The Search for Captain James Nowlan - Nigel McCrea
  • Lords of the East - Trevor Hearl
  • Monthly Military Musters Part 2 - Peter Bailey
  • Some EIC Family Histories in Print - Trevor Hearl
  • The First World War: Sources in the India Office Library and Records - Hedley Sutton
  • Soldiers Pay in 1829 - Peter Bailey
  • Index of Articles in Journals 1 to 6 - compiled by Michelle McCosh
  • The OIOC-FIBIS Collaboration Project
  • Additions to Members' Interests


FIBIS Journal Number 6 (Autumn 2001)

  • Editorial
  • Thomas Robson & The Bombay Missionaries - Trevor Hearl
  • The Madras Military Female Orphan Asylum - Peter Bailey
  • Who was William Hopper? - Sylvia Murphy
  • First Visits to the OIOC by a 'Newbie'- Elaine MacGregor
  • A Mystery Man - Donald Jaques
  • Looking for Baptism, Marriage & Death Records for Roman Catholic Soldiers in India from Original Records - Peter Bailey
  • Gladys' Story - Leap Year's Day 1880 - David Gore
  • The National Maritime Museum Indian Collection - Geraldine Charles
  • Report of the 2001 Annual General Meeting
  • Monthly Military Musters - Peter Bailey
  • OIOC-FIBIS Collaboration Project


FIBIS Journal Number 5 (Spring 2001)

  • Editorial
  • The Man who built St James', Calcutta - Michael Quin-Conroy
  • The Diary of Richard B, Part 2 - Donald Jaques
  • The Railways of India & Family History - Anthony West
  • The Punjab Frontier Force Association
  • Those British India Roman Catholic BMD Records! - Peter Bailey
  • The OIOC-FIBIS Database Collaboration Project
  • Memorial Inscriptions in Holy Trinity Church in Marylebone Road
  • Records of the Lord Clive Pension Fund - Ian Baxter
  • Lesser Known Sources at the OIOC - Presidency General Orders - Peter Bailey
  • Editor's Notes


FIBIS Journal Number 4 (Autumn 2000)

  • Editorial
  • Editorship of the Journal
  • Annual Report and Accounts
  • Snippet from a Preventative Officer
  • Bengal Soldiers on the March - Cartoon from Peter D Rogers
  • Letter from Ceylon - Bridget Thurgate
  • The Royal Asiatic Society
  • Some Strays - Kathleen Hudson
  • To Whom We Owe - Alfred Gabb
  • The Bengal Club/Memorial Inscriptions at Poplar
  • The BB&CI Railway Offices, Bombay - Photograph
  • The Diary of Richard B. - Donald Jaques
  • Family Snippets - Claire Hamon
  • Members' Databases
  • OIOC Family History Study Days
  • The Victoria Military Society
  • Photographs - can anybody help?
  • Book Reviews
  • The FIBIS Research Service
  • Apprentices in India - Michael Gandy
  • Necessities for a Midshipman
  • HEIC Maritime Holdings at the National Maritime Museum, Part 1
  • New FFHS Publications
  • Anglo-Indian Correspondence, Part 3, N-Z
  • The Madras Military Fund


FIBIS Journal Number 3 (Spring 2000)

  • Editorial
  • Formal Notice of Annual General Meeting
  • Secretary's Report - Important Notice
  • Good News - membership of FFHS
  • Life of a Madras Artilleryman - Peter Bailey
  • Illustrations - St. Thomas' Churches
  • The Organization of the OIOC Reading Room - Hedley Sutton
  • Family History Study Days
  • The BACSA/FIBIS Project
  • The Warley Project
  • Bombay Country Ships
  • Illustrations - more churches!
  • Army Births in India - Alan Millerin
  • OIOC Charges
  • The Mystery of Sir George Everest
  • Edward Jenner and Smallpox
  • Membership List - FIBIS' new members
  • Anglo-Indian Research Correspondence at SoG [Part 2, E to M] - Tony Fuller and Michael Gandy
  • Illustration - The Pay Book of John Isaacson
  • John Isaacson of Exning, Persia and India - Tony Fuller and Jenny Law
  • Research on Ayahs
  • French Overseas Archives
  • HEIC Ships' Commanders

FIBIS Journal Number 2 (Autumn 1999)

  • Looking for an 'Old India Hand' - Peter D Rogers
  • St. Thomas' Mount
  • Professional Researchers
  • The Year 2000 Family History Fair
  • New Projects
  • New and Important Publication
  • The Delhi Durbah - Tony Fuller
  • The Delhi Durbah Medal of 1911 - Peter Duckers
  • Subscriptions
  • Members' Interests - the ancestors of Camilla Gemmingen von Massenbach
  • The Ancestry in India of Geraldine Lorna Charles
  • Members' Interests - General
  • Membership List - Amendments and New Members
  • Book Reviews
  • Book Dealers
  • Brief Book Reviews
  • List of Original Subscribers to the East India Dock Company in London
  • The Black Hole of Calcutta, Part 2 - Tony Fuller
  • The 1881 UK Census
  • Anglo-Indian Research Correspondence - Tony Fuller and Michael Gandy


FIBIS Journal Number 1 (Spring 1999)

  • Editorial - Michael Gandy, Tony Fuller and Jenny Law
  • Catholics in India - Michael Gandy
  • Catholics in Mangalore - A Bicentennial
  • St. Thomas' Mount, [Roman Catholic] European Baptisms, 1750-1880
  • Records of the East India Company in Tower Hamlets - Tony Fuller
  • Some Facts about the Black Hole of Calcutta
  • Professional Researchers
  • Project Report
  • Oral History - Geraldine Charles
  • Major Thomas Back of the Madras Army - Tony Fuller
  • FIBIS' First Open Meeting, 25 September 1999
  • The East India Company Site in Poplar
  • Request for Help - James Henry Fletcher
  • Looking for Armenians in India - Jenny Law
  • Book Review
  • The Quit India Movement
  • Railway Journeys of My Childhood
  • Forthcoming Books & Second-hand Books
  • Books for Sale & Books from India
  • Members' Interests
  • Membership List