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A new book is being researched by [http://www.annedecourcy.co.uk/ Anne de Courcy] detailing the lives of girls and young women who went to India 1858-1947. Some of these girls were seventeen or eighteen years old and returning to their families after being educated in England. Others were going to India to stay with relatives or to find husbands. <br>If you have, or know of anyone who had, a female relative who went to India and married there, especially if letters, diaries or other memoirs exist, then [http://www.annedecourcy.co.uk/contact.html contact Ann], she would appreciate hearing from you.{{/p}}<br>[[Image:Hindu Pilgrimage Sites Map.JPG|thumb|right]]<!--{12085786103480} --> '''Research Tools'''
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Guide to '''India ancestry, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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==Country Information==
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India is a country is South Asia bordered by [[Pakistan Genealogy|Pakistan]], [[China Genealogy|China]], [[Nepal Genealogy|Nepal]], [[Bhutan Genealogy|Bhutan]], [[Myanmar Genealogy|Myanmar]], and [[Bangladesh Genealogy|Bangladesh]]. India was gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom after Indian Rebellion of 1857. India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi. The official languages are Hindi and English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "India," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India, accessed 28 March 2016.</ref>
  
*[http://www.xmission.com/~jsvare/simile/exhibit/Hindu_pilgrimage_sites.html Map of Hindu Pilgrimage Sites]
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==Getting Started ==
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=InFTmnS4crYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Dictionary+of+Indian+Biography&ei=2jkySLWQOp6OtgPL9ID-Ag| Dictionary of Indian Biography]
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*[http://www.bacsa.org.uk/ Cemeteries in South Asia]
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*[http://www.indiaman.com The Indiaman Magazine]
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<h3>Getting Started with India Research</h3>
*[http://www.fibis.org Families in British India Society]
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Links to articles on getting started with India research.
*[[India Websites|Websites]]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Asia/India.pdf BYU Research Guide for India]
*[http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/indiaofficeselect/welcome.asp India Office] catalogues of private papers, prints etc.<br>
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*[[Families in British India Society 1600 to 1947|Families in British India Society]]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=title&searchCriteria=hindu+pilgrimage+records&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Hindu Pilgrimage records&nbsp;]
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*[[Genealogical Records of Medieval India]]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=title&searchCriteria=Maithil+Brahmin+genealogical+records&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Maithil Brahmin genealogical records]&nbsp;
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Asia/India.pdf BYU Research Resources for India]  
 
*[[India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records|Hindu Pilgrimage Records on FamilySearch]]  
 
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
  
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<h3>India Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in India research.
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*[[India Websites|India Websites]]
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=InFTmnS4crYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Dictionary+of+Indian+Biography&ei=2jkySLWQOp6OtgPL9ID-Ag%7C Dictionary of Indian Biography]
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:[[India Genealogy#More India Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
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{{Click|File:India ORP.png|India Online Genealogy Records}}[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
*India [[India#Jurisdictions|Jurisdictions]]
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== India Map ==
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*Dictionary of Indian Biography by Charles E. Buckland
 
  
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*'''Browse by topic:''' [[:Category:India|Pages for India]]
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== Jurisdictions ==
*Today's featured article is: '''[[Families in British India Society 1600 to 1947|Families in British India Society]]'''
 
  
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*Andhra Pradesh
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*Chhattisgarh
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*Haryana
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*Himachal Pradesh
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*Jammu and Kashmir
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*Jharkhand
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*Kerala
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*Meghalaya
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*The first British outpost in South Asia was established by the English East India Company in 1619 at Surat on the northwestern coast. The British subsequently expanded their influence in India&nbsp; [[British Presence in India|Read more...]]
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====Union Territories====
  
*After a massive rebellion against foreign rule in 1857, the British government decided to place India under the direct control of the Crown. The East India Company was abolished and Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India in 1858. The British National Archives has made available online information about immigrants in the 19th century.
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*Daman and Diu
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*[[Genealogical Records of Medieval India]]
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==More India Research Tools==
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in India.
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*[http://www.fibis.org Families in British India Society]
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*[http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/indiaofficeselect/welcome.asp India Office] - catalogues of private papers, prints etc.<br>
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*[[British Presence in India|British Presence in India]]  
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/india/india_british.htm British National Archives] - information about immigrants in the 19th century
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*[http://discover-telangana.org/wp/2007/01/21/history_behind_street_names_of_hyderabad_secunderabad/ ''A history behind Street Names of Hderabad &amp; Secunderabad''] - Article about India Place names.
  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927063 FamilySearch Historical Records Collections for India]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
  
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*[http://www.chater-genealogy.com/ Armenian Family History in India 1600-1950] - includes links to a record sources with grave stone inscriptions and translations
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*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/next_steps/researchplaces_01.shtml BBC - Tracing your Asian roots on the Indian subcontinent]
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*[http://www.fibis.org Families in British India Society FIBIS] ($)
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*[http://www.genesreunited.com.au/articles/world-records/full-list-of-united-kingdom-records/travel-and-migration/colonial-service Genes Reunited] - index ($)
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*[https://indiafamily.bl.uk/ui/Home.aspx India Office Family History Search] - indexes to 300,000 births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials of Europeans in India
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*[http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/indiaofficeselect/welcome.asp India Office Select Materials]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1867929&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D 7,640 Moga Land Ownership images now online]<br>
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*[http://indiamanmagazine.blogspot.com/ The Indiaman Magazine]
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*[http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/asian/tracingasianroots/tracingasianroots.htm Tracing East Asian Roots]&nbsp;(courtesy: Moving Here: Tracing Your Roots)
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*[https://indiafamily.bl.uk/ui/sources.aspx East India Company and other Europeans]
  
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*[[India Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[India Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[India Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[India Census|Census]]
 
*[[India Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[India Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[India Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[India Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[India Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[India Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[India Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[India Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[India Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Genealogy_Software_for_India Genealogy Software]
 
*[[India Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[India History|History]]
 
*[[India Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[India Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[India Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[India Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[India Names, Personal|Names Personal]]
 
*[[India Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[India Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[India Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[India Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[India Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[India Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[India Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[India Taxation|Taxation]]
 
 
 
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India Research Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
India Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Asia
India

Guide to India ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Country Information

India is a country is South Asia bordered by Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. India was gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom after Indian Rebellion of 1857. India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi. The official languages are Hindi and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with India Research

Links to articles on getting started with India research.

India Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in India research.

See More Research Tools


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India Map

Administrative Map of India with States and Union Territories


Jurisdictions

States

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Jharkhand
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • Odisha
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Sikkim
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Tripura
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • West Bengal

Union Territories

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Chandigarh
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • National Capital Territory of Delhi
  • Daman and Diu
  • Lakshadweep
  • Puducherry

More India Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in India.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Websites

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "India," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India, accessed 28 March 2016.