BACSA - Cemetery Conservation and Archiving

New cemetery, Ghazipur-comp

The ‘new’ cemetery at Ghazipur, India, in need of renovation.

There are thousands of British and other European cemeteries, isolated graves and monuments in South Asia.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission does an excellent job but its remit extends only to military cemeteries of the two World Wars. There is no official body to look after the graves of the thousands of soldiers killed during the many othe r wars and campaigns fought by the British in India, or of the hundreds of thousands of civilians who died in South Asia from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.

 

The Garrison Cemetery, Seringapatam.  Bacsa contributed a grant towards its renovation

The Garrison Cemetery, Seringapatam. Bacsa contributed a grant towards its renovation

This is where Bacsa comes in.  Without our support many of these graves and monuments – witness to centuries of European residence in the area – will disappear. Our logo is an image of a chowkidar or ‘watchman’ for Bacsa acts as a kind of watchman over those many thousands who lie ‘gone but not forgotten’ in India and elsewhere in South Asia.

 

 

 

Forthcoming Event, 14 May 2016

The Families in British India Society is holding an Open Meeting on 14 May 2016

Venue:  ‘Resource for London’, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

10.30am – 12.30pm: Drop-in surgery at which Fibis experts will be available to help with genealogical enquiries on a one-to-one basis.

1pm for 1.30pm – 4.30pm: Lectures

Researching Christening, Marriage and Burial (CMB) IOR Records on Findmypast by Myko Clelland, Account Manager, Findmypast.

Tea Interval

How about the many CMB Records ‘missing’ from Findmypast and the IOR? by Peter Bailey, Fibis Chairman, explaining the numerous other sources available.