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Societies and organizations that emphasize genealogy and family history may be able to provide information of value to your genealogical research. Some societies are set up on a county-wide basis; others cover a portion of a county. This section discusses only English societies, but do not overlook societies in the country your ancestors moved to.

Many societies publish helpful journals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records, create indexes, and so on. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests. See India Periodicals for more information about the journals and newsletters.

You may want to join one of these societies and support its efforts. You can normally find membership fees and the address for a society’s secretary printed in its journal, and the Family History Library also has many journals in its collection. In addition, you may find information about a society on the Internet. Many societies have Websites that include membership information.

Genealogical Societies[edit | edit source]

No Genealogy or Family History Societies could be found for India.

Ancestry.com has related message boards for India.

Link: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.asia.india.general/mb.ashx

Rootsweb has mailing lists for India:

Link: https://mailinglists.rootsweb.com/listindexes/overview?country=India

Families in British India Group

Link: https://www.fibis.org/

Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Bombay Natural History Society

Website: https://www.bnhs.org/

National Museum India, Delhi might provide some historical information.

Website: http://www.nationalmuseumindia.gov.in/

Indian Museum of Kolkata can be of interest for that area of greater India.

Website: https://indianmuseumkolkata.org/

The most useful society in India is the Families In British India Society (FIBIS). This site contains information useful to people researching ancestors in India. It not only contains guides to help you research, but also lists sources, and general background information about the culture, society and history of India during the period from 1600 to 1947.

Website: https://www.fibis.org/

Other Societies[edit | edit source]