Findmypast Additions

This week FMP expands the collection for those with interests in India or the Caribbean islands of St Kitts & Nevis.

British Army Embarkation Lists, 1871-1889 to India

Transcriptions from original embarkation returns, with over 100,000 entries, are catalogued in the British Library’s India Office Collection IOR-L-MIL-15 series.

The records usually include:
Age (in year and months)
Approximate birth year
Regimental number
Enlistment date
Embarkation date
Ship name
British Library India Office reference.

Many records only give the first initial. Are you up to the challenge of determining which of the 569 J Smith’s included is yours?

St Kitts & Nevis Baptisms 1716-1881
With an area of 269 square km and a population today just over 50,000 it’s unsurprising this collection has just 8,730 records. Of those 899 indicate “slave,” ending in 1834. Most of the records are for the later part of the period.

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