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Societies and organizations that emphasize genealogy and family history may be able to provide information of value to your genealogical research. Some societies are set up on a county-wide basis; others cover a portion of a county. This section discusses only English societies, but do not overlook societies in the country your ancestors moved to.

Many societies publish helpful journals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records, create indexes, and so on. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests. See Pakistan Periodicals for more information about the journals and newsletters.

You may want to join one of these societies and support its efforts. You can normally find membership fees and the address for a society’s secretary printed in its journal, and the Family History Library also has many journals in its collection. In addition, you may find information about a society on the Internet. Many societies have Websites that include membership information.

The most useful society in India is the Families In British India Society (FIBIS). This site contains information useful to people researching ancestors in India. It not only contains guides to help you research, but also lists sources, and general background information about the culture, society and history of India during the period from 1600 to 1947. The society can be accessed on the Internet at

Genealogical Societies[edit | edit source]

Pakistan gen web While not a true society, this web site is of tremendous help for Pakistan genealogy.

Website: has message boards for Pakistan.


My Pakistani Ancestry provides much useful information on how to use Pakistani Message Boards:


Rootsweb has a mailing list for Pakistan, included with lists for India.


Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Pakistan Historical Society which is now defunct published a wonderful Journal of the country's history.


The Pakistan Society, UK Address:
Honorary Secretary
The Pakistan Society
8 Harriet Walk

The Pakistan National History Museum provides a wealth of historical information.
Greater Iqbal Park
Telephone: 0333 1868200 Website:

Other Societies[edit | edit source]