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The India Office Records

The India Office Records is the custodian of the archives of
  • East India Company (1600-1858)
  • Board of Control (1784-1858)
  • India Office (1858-1947)
  • Burma Office (1937-1948 )
The India Office Records’ collections contain much information of great interest to family historians, mainly relating to European and Eurasian people. There are biographical sources for official and non-official inhabitants of the many overseas areas where the East India Company and India Office had influence, and also for home staff based in Britain The records include details for
  • civil servants
  • military personnel
  • mariners
  • medical staff
  • chaplains
  • railway workers
  • law officers
  • non-official inhabitants such as merchants and planters, free mariners, and missionaries.
The main British Library website includes details of all India Office Records, not just those of interest to family historians.

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