Richard Morgan - Family Tree Live speaker profile


24 January 2019
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How to trace ancestors in British India


How to trace ancestors in British India

Richard Morgan will be speaking on ‘Records of the British in India’ at Family Tree Live


Introducing Richard Morgan’s talk:

The British were in India from 1600 to 1947. During that time they left extensive records many of which are freely available.


In his talk Richard Morgan will cover:

  • A very brief history of the British in India 1600-1947
  • Useful administrative, military, maritime and naval records
  • Essential records for tracing baptisms, marriages and burials in India
  • The planters and other traders (tea, coffee, indigo, jute).
  • Other British in India (teachers, missionaries, shopkeepers, etc)


This talk is for you if your British ancestor lived and worked in India in either a military or civilian capacity, and it will also be of interest to people wishing to learn about the records for tracing individuals of the British Empire in India.

Suitable for all levels of family history researcher, particularly beginners to British India research.


Come along to Family Tree Live find out more…

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Richard Morgan will be speaking at 15.15 on Friday 26 April 2019



Mini bio:

Richard Morgan is editor of The Diary of an Indian Cavalry Officer Pagoda Tree Press 2003, author of Life Runneth as the Brooks: the Brooks family in Bedfordshire Pagoda Tree Press 2011; British Ships in Indian Waters FIBIS 2nd edn 2017; Indian Directories FIBIS Fact File no 3 2009; and Graves in British India  FIBIS Fact File no 6 2011, and is a contributor to Family Tree and other journals.


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