Thursday, 24 January 2019

FIBIS adds Jalna Christian Cemetery in India images and transcriptions

From the Families in British India Society (

Jalna Christian Cemetery – over 100 graves photographed and transcribed

Photos from the old cemetery at Jalna, East of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, have now been transcribed and uploaded to the FIBIS database. Almost all the graves are between 150 and 200 years old. Our thanks to The Pilgrim Trust for funding the photography and to Sandra Seage for the transcriptions.

You can view the index of Jalna Christian Cemetery headstones via

FIBIS Cemeteries Project

FIBIS has hired a photographer who is currently visiting cemeteries in India and taking two photographs of every gravestone: one of the whole and one of the inscription. Mindful that many Indian cemeteries are in a dilapidated condition that is only going to deteriorate further, we are looking for donations to enable us to continue this important project.

In the meantime, the photographer is receiving from FIBIS a modest fee and necessary expenses for travel. Therefore, we are asking for suggested donations of £3 (Three pounds sterling) for one image or £5 (Five Pounds sterling) for two.

How to donate to the FIBIS cemeteries project and order an image

Please make donations via the PayPal button on the Cemeteries Project page ( to ensure donations go to the correct project. Please quote the Cemetery and Image Reference in the “Add special instructions to recipient” section of the “PayPal Review your payment” screen. Photographs will be sent by email. If you experience any problems making your donation please email

(With thanks to Valmay Young)


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