Many resources for Indian research exist at the the U.K. National Archives and a goodly number of them are online. The best beginning point for these records would be Emma Jolly’s new guide, “Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians.”
Elizabeth Shown Mills, The New York Times
My Ancestor Was A Woman At War
Part of the Society of Genealogists' My Ancestor was… series, this very useful guide explains how to research female ancestors at war. Women undertook a huge range of different occupations and roles in wartime but exploring their careers and experiences can require a different approach from that of researching male relatives.
Tracing Your Ancestors Using The Census
Emma describes how and why census records came to be created, then looks in detail at how to search the main censuses from 1841 to 1911. Each chapter covers the relevant historical context, compares online and other sources, identifies problems like lost or damaged records, and shows how the specific information in the census concerned can be interpreted effectively.
Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors
Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors gives a fascinating insight into the history of the subcontinent under British rule and into the lives the British led there. It also introduces the reader to the range of historical records that can be consulted in order to throw light on the experience of individuals who were connected to India over the centuries of British involvement in the country.
Family History For Kids
Family History for Kids, the first in-depth children’s book dedicated to genealogy, provides a much-needed introduction to the subject for today’s children. Designed to align with elements of the National Curriculum and published to coincide with the National Year of Reading, the book is aimed at 8 to 13 year olds and provides children with historical facts and research methods along with fun project ideas to help bring their family history to life.