INDIA-L ArchivesArchiver > INDIA > 2006-03 > 1141471381
From: "John Kendall" <>
Subject: RE: [India] Census 1881/1891
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 11:23:01 -0000
> This may be a silly question, but were there the above for
> British subjects
> living in India?
Sadly not. Apart from ecclesiastical records the best bet would be
Thacker's directory which was published from the 1880s to 1947. It would
help if you knew what your man did. Army, Civil Service, Mercantile or
Agricultural. If your man wasn't an officer, civil service or a leading
merchant or owner you'll be lucky to find him. If you give more info to the
list someone may be able to help further.
web sites include:
Cathy Days' Family History in India site
FIBIS online databases
and look at the web page for this list
as well as many more sites. Look at the bottom of these messages for some
Hope this helps
> Hi Listers
> I'm not having a lot of luck trying to find my husband's
> family and hope a
> census will locate them.
> Pauline Kirschner in Oz