Families in British India Society (FIBIS)
FIBIS is a charity managed entirely by volunteers and funded by small membership fees and the sale of relevant publications.
The society was founded in 1998 with the primary aim of providing no-cost online resources for people researching family and social history in India and beyond, during the British presence in South Asia from 1600 to Indian Independence in 1947.
FIBIS is proud of its database holding over a million entries from the India Office Records and other sources, all transcribed by dedicated volunteers. The Society will in future be concentrating on transcribing new records from alternative sources currently not available online.
FIBIS will also be expanding its FIBIS Wiki, which gives extensive information about British India, particularly the military and social history of this period, help with geography, place names, occupations and interpretation and translation of words peculiar to the British in India at this time.
Members can enjoy many benefits including dedicated social networking, enabling members to set up special interest groups, share photos and information, blog and generally keep in touch, as well as having access to exclusive members only information in the database.
FIBIS news is available on its website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and free subscription email.
The Website Homepage is available through www.fibis.org
The celebrated and helpful FIBIS Wiki is available through www.wiki.fibis.org