LDS Microfilms for Church Records outside of the usual Presidencies

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Note: Microfilm ordering services ceases 31 August 2017. Microfilms are expected to be digitized, and available online, by 2020. Please take this into account when reading the information below.

When a microfilm has been digitised it is also, in addition to the microfilm number, allocated a DGS number, referred to as a Digital Folder number. The latter number appears to becoming the main reference number for a record set.

This is a list of the microfilms available for the parish register transcripts of various European churches outside of the usual three Presidencies. They were filmed by the LDS (Mormon) genealogical society and are available for viewing by any person at an LDS Family History Centre. The original records are at the British Library in London. For church records of the three Presidencies, see the webpages on Bengal Presidency, Bombay Presidency and Madras Presidency.

This is not an official page of the LDS church. For information on how to use these microfilms to find your ancestors, please refer to the article on Using LDS Microfilms.

Native States of India

These records are from the India Office Records at the British Library and are included in the digitized records available on the commercial site findmypast. However, be aware the digital images are restricted for privacy purposes and a limited transcription only is available, currently for the more recent records

The Native States of Jammu, Kashmir, Madras, Shellong, Bhopal, Hyderabad-Deccan, Bhopal, Mysore, Rajputana, Assam, Maratha etc. cover the present-day states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab in India and Pakistan, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka and other states.

Content Years Film number
Index to births and deaths 1923-1950 0498603
Baptisms and deaths 1889-1950 0527422
Baptisms and deaths 1889-1950 0527423


Catholic Church Records in India

These records are from the India Office Records at the British Library and are included in the digitized records available on the commercial site findmypast

Microfilm of transcripts of baptisms, marriages, and burials from Catholic churches in the presidencies of Bengal, Madras, and Bombay.

The presidencies of Bengal, Madras and Bombay cover nearly all the present-day India, Bangladesh and parts of Pakistan.

Content Years Film number
Indexes for Bengal, Madras, Bombay . 0527435
Bengal bapts., marrs., burials v. 1 1835-1839 0527437
Bengal bapts., marrs., burials v. 2 1845-1847 0527438
Bengal bapts., marrs., burials v. 3 1848-1850 0527439
Bengal bapts., marrs., burials v. 4 1851-1853 0462985
Bengal bapts., marrs., burials v. 5 1854-1856 0528360
Madras bapts., marrs., burials v. 1-2 1835-1839 0530008
Madras baptisms (retakes) 1833-1840 0530009
Madras burials v. 3 1838-1839 -
Madras baptisms v. 4 1840-1843 -
Madras bapts., marrs., burials v. 5-6 1840-1843 0530010
Madras burials v. 6 1840-1843 -
Madras bapts., marrs., burials v. 7 1844-1845 0530011
Madras bapts., marrs., burials v. 8 1852-1854 -
Bombay bapts., marrs., burials v. 1 1842-1844 0528361
Bombay bapts., marrs., burials v. 2 1845-1847 0466712
Bombay bapts., marrs., burials v. 3 1848-1850 0535702
Bombay bapts., marrs., burials v. 4-5 1851-1854 0535703

Church Records after Independence

These records are from the India Office Records at the British Library and are included in the records available on the commercial site findmypast. As more recent images are restricted for privacy reasons, only limited transcriptions would be available for baptisms and marriages.

Microfilm of transcripts of births, baptisms, marriages, and burials from European churches in India and Pakistan. The dates are dates of registration of the event which may have happened years earlier.

Content Years Film number
Index to births, marriages, deaths 1949-1965 - 0498602
Births, marriages, deaths v.1-2 1949-1967 0527415
Births, marriages, deaths v. 3 1949-1967 0527416
Births, marriages, deaths v. 4 1949-1967 0527417
Births, marriages, deaths v. 5 1949-1967 0527418
Births, marriages, deaths v. 6 1949-1967 0527419
Births, marriages, deaths v. 7 1949-1967 0527420
Births, marriages, deaths v. 8 1949-1967 0527421

Madras Ecclesiastical Returns - Omissions and Corrections 1777-1884

These records are from the India Office Records at the British Library and are included in the digitized records available on the commercial site findmypast

From 1885 to 1890 a check was made of the original ecclesiastical registers of baptisms, marriages and burials with the records at the office in Madras. This record gives the omissions and corrections.

It appears that currently (November 2011) these records are not included in the database on the LDS FamilySearch website,[1], so to view these records, it will be necessary to look at either the original records at the British Library, or to view the microfilms.

The information is arranged by towns.

The Presidency of Madras mainly included the present-day states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

In the index to baptisms, marriages and burials, the volumes are sometimes designated like this :

O pic.jpg or C pic.jpg

The letter 'O' represents Ommissions and the figure is the volume number. Similarly, the letter 'C' represents Corrections. The figure is the volume of Corrections.

Content Years Film number
Index of omissions 1777-1884 0530012
Omissions, baptisms towns A-Y v.1-2 1777-1884 0463319
Omissions, marriages towns A-Y v. 3 1777-1884 0463319
Omissions, marriages towns A-T v. 4 1777-1884 0463319
Omissions, burials towns T-Y v. 5 1777-1884 0530007
Omissions, mixed, miscell. v. 6 1893-1913 530007
Corrections, baptisms towns A-Ma 1777-1884 0526962
Corrections, baptisms towns Ma-Y 1777-1884 0463317
Corrections, marriages towns A-Ma 1777-1884 0463317
Corrections, marriages towns Ma-Y 1777-1884 526963
Corrections, burials towns A-Ma 1777-1884 526963
Corrections, burials towns Ma-Y 1777-1884 0463318

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References

  1. Email to User:Maureene dated 20 July 2011 indicates two brothers, Joseph Thorpe, 18, who died 23 Dec 1853 and was buried in the "Old Cemetery" at Guntoor, Hyderabad Residency and George Benjamin Thorpe, 23, who died 29 Jun 1858 at Jaulnah, who appear in the Omissions Film for Madras Burial (“film B265”) are not included in the Family Search data.