Colonial service

Records in this collection

During the 19th century the sun infamously never set on the British Empire and findmypast's Colonial service records give an indication as to just how much wanderlust our ancestors really had.

Here you will find millions of recently released records that give detail as to British patriots who lived and worked in India between 1793 and 1933.

They include civil service records, army records and pension records which give details as to name, rank, dates of appointment and arrival as well as information about the role for which they were employed.