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

Birth and baptism details

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Date of baptism
  • Place of baptism
  • Officiating minister
  • Godparents�� names (occasionally)


  • Biographical information

  • Parents’ names
  • Father’s occupation
  • Nationality
  • Religion
  • Date of registration
  • Details of application and acceptance into the East India Company (cadet papers and petitions)
  • Occupation within the Civil Service/East India Company
  • Data protection

    Data Protection In compliance with data protection laws fewer details and no images are available for births dating to after 1915 and marriages after 1930. Full details are available to researchers who visit the British Library in person.