Other employment records

This guide was last updated in 2014

There were other employment opportunities besides a military career.

British merchants and mariners profited from trade with India, and there were civil service and legal jobs to be filled. Railway engineers and labourers also emigrated to work for private companies constructing a vast transport network.

The British Library has a long list of occupations here, with details of original documents that contain staff records, including registers of state railway employees. It also has biographical information about many workers and officials at indiafamily.bl.uk/UI.

The free FIBIS database also contains some railway staff lists, civil service and police lists and transcriptions from maritime records.

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