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Title in the Language of the Record

بھارت، پنجاب، (Moga)
میں لینڈ ملکیت (Pedigrees)

Record Description

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)

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

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958.
The above link also contains a list of the localities available in this collection.

Record 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

How to Use the Record

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

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

Search the Collection

To search the collection images, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate “District Office"
⇒Select the appropriate “Record type and volume number" which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

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.

To find out what an English word translates to in Urdu, you can type in an English word at this website: English to Urdu Word Lookup

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Don't overlook FHL Place India, Punjab items or FHL Keyword India, Punjab items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see India Archives and Libraries.

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Citations for This Collection

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Collection Citation:

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

Image Citation

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958.