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

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Title in the Language of the Record

Please add the title in Urdu here

Collection Time Period

This collection of land ownership pedigrees from Moga covers the years 1887 to 1960.

Record Description

This collection contains 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.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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)

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Punjab (India). Shajjra Nasb for Moga District. Moga District Commissioner, Moga, Punjab, India.

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Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in these land ownership pedigrees include:

India Moga Land Pedigree (Translated) DGS 4143562 2601.jpg
  • 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

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

To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Record” ⇒Select the “County” ⇒Select the “Volume and Year” which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Record History

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

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Related Wiki Articles

India Land and Property

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