Find your ancestors in British India Office registry office marriages

British India Office Registry Office Marriages

The collection is made up of two different record sets, the British Library’s British in India Collection and transcriptions licensed from FIBIS (Families in British India Society).

Most records from the British in India Collection include an image and a transcript of the original document. FIBIS records include a transcript only.

The amount of information you can discover can vary, but the British India Office marriages usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestors:

Marriage Details

  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Name of officiating minister
  • Names of witnesses
  • If married by banns or licence

Biographical information

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Rank or profession
  • Place of residence
  • Father’s name and surname (from mid-19th century onwards)

Marriages after 1930

In compliance with data protection laws fewer details and no images are available for marriages dating to after 1930. Full details are available to researchers who visit the British Library in person.