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A cemetery at Poona beginning to succumb to encroaching vegetation

Would you like to help Bacsa in the uphill struggle to preserve at least some of the European cemeteries in India and elsewhere in South Asia – there are well over a thousand of them?   We have no official funding and depend entirely on the time, effort and subscriptions of volunteers.  We have a membership of about 1,200 in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world, drawn from a wide circle of interested groups: those having family ties with South Asia; churches; the armed services; business and industry; universities; museums and libraries; and genealogists.

So if you have a family link with South Asia or are interested in Europe’s heritage in the East, do join Bacsa for an annual subscription of £25.  Or you can  just make a one-off donation.

Visiting Cemeteries

If you have a chance to visit a cemetery Bacsa would be grateful for a report.  There is more about this on our visiting cemeteries page.

Can you help?

Please explore this site, and if you feel you would like to support our work by becoming a member go to the membership page.

Bacsa also needs members willing to act as Area Representatives, that is people willing to act as a link between local people in their area seeking grants and the Bacsa Executive Committee.  The Area Rep is the channel of communication between the grant recipients and the Executive Committee.  Areas can be large or small depending on how much the Are Rep feels able to take on.

Or if you do not want a long term commitment please consider making a one off donation.


Imperial India: Find your Ancestors

This is the title of a 14 day tour, 17th-30th October 2018, led by Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, MBE (editor of our Journal Chowkidar).  It will trace the history of the British Raj from its last capital Delhi to its original captal Calcutta, including visits to Meerut, Lucknow, Cawnpore, Serampore and Chandernagore.

The tour is organised by Indus Experiences a long established tour company based in Harrow, and is limited to 18 people, so an early decision to go may be advisable.

To book or for further information on the tour please contact the company:
tel: 0208 901 7320

The company donates £25 for each person joining the tour.

For further information on tours the company can offer see its website:


Can we help you?

Many European graves in India have been destroyed, but many remain.  If you have an ancestor who died in Indi,a BACSA can try to locate their grave for you.