India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Moga, Punjab, India
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Record Description
Record Type Land Ownership Pedigrees
Collection years 1887-1958
Languages Urdu
Title in the Language: بھارت، پنجاب، میں لینڈ ملکیت
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State of Punjab, Moga District, Moga, India


What is in This Collection?

This Collection will include records from 1887 to 1958. These records are written in Urdu and in Punjabi.

The records include land ownership pedigrees (Shajjra Nasb), kept by the state at the district level. These pedigrees show familial relationships of individual’s land ownership as it was passed from father to son. Records appear to be written in Urdu script, which is read from right to left.

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India, has initiated a centrally sponsored scheme to computerize land records. The centrally sponsored scheme on Computerization of Land Records (CoLR) was started as a pilot project in eight districts/states:

  • Rangareddy (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Sonitpur (Assam)
  • Singbhum (Bihar)
  • Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
  • Morena (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Wardha (Maharashtra)
  • Mayurbhanj (Orissa)
  • Dungarpur (Rajasthan)

Reading These Records

These records are written in Urdu. The Urdu language script is read from right to left, as are the land ownership pedigrees. Records prior to 1950 are written in Urdu; afterwards, the records are written in Punjabi.

For help reading these records see the following guide: Urdu and in Punjabi.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Families and pedigrees are recorded in the land records. Extended pedigrees form biographies, some going back 110 generations to 2200 BC.

Collection Content

Land ownership pedigrees usually contain the following information:

  • Given and surname of top ancestor
  • Given and surnames of children
  • Type of land transaction
  • History of the village
  • How the subdivisions were named
  • Record keeper's name
  • Revenue collector's name
  • Date document signed
  • Name of the street, the village, district, and subdivision

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How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year and place of residence
  • District

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select District Office
  2. Select Record Type and Volume Number to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find more.
  • Compile the information on the land records to find more family information; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person.
  • Try variations of given names and surnames. A person might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.


Collection Citation

"India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing State of Punjab. Moga District.

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