A large and diverse country in South Asia. Became independent from the United Kingdom in 1947 after the partition of the dominion to excise Pakistan as a separate nation.

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Army Intelligence Posting

Can anyone tell me what the acronym F.I.C.S stands for in relation to a French speaking stenographer being posted to India in April 1945? The acronym appears on the service record from TNA of a ...
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Do I have indian ethnicity? [duplicate]

I live in the Philippines, my father is pure Filipino. But my mum, i dont know. My grandma (mother side) is half indian, her father is 100% indian and her mother is 100% filipina. So.. My mother has ...
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Building Genealogy/Family trees for Hindu families?

Has anyone in this list any experience building family trees for Hindu families? I tried building one, and have encountered many difficulties. Would like to exchange notes with anyone who has ...
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What are the records that can be used in India to trace one's ancestry?

I'm an Indian and all my ancestors as far as I know are from India. I'm actually trying to reconstruct my family tree by tracing it back. The resources within family like various documents, ...
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Were British Army families stationed overseas enumerated in any Census returns?

I have located a record for Alfred Clarke in the United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records. The TNA record series number is WO 97, and the original images are available at Find My Past. ...
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Is there a way to track komagata maru's travellers

There were 20 people allowed into Canada from the ship komagata maru http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komagata_Maru_incident Is there a way to identify who were the 20 people allowed entry?
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What do these East India Company military abbreviations mean?

I have the service record from the India Office of Records for my 3rd great grandfather who served with the Bengal Artillery of the East India Company. While I can get the "gist" of his record I am ...
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How can I trace my ancestry in India?

I'm a Christian from Kundamkulam, Trissur, Kerala, India. It is said (there are no written evidences) that we once were Brahmins, got converted to Christianity in the 1st century AD (there are records ...