LDS Microfilms for Church Records outside of the usual Presidencies
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.
|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
|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.
|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
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,, 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.
In the index to baptisms, marriages and burials, the volumes are sometimes designated like this :
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.
|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|
- 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.