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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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Searching family roots in Bihar, India?

Could anyone provide clues as how I could trace my roots back to Bihar, India from where my great grandfather emigrated to Mauritius around 1847? My great grandfather named "Fakun" emigrated from ...
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Seeking birth family of Srinivasan with parents Arunasalam and Amirtham poondi thanjavur in India?

I am a 1st generation Indian breed born in Malaysia. My father Indian born sometime in 1913 - 1915 left Thanjavur, India when he was in his teen. His name is Srinivasan. He has passed on in the year ...
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Want to know my family origin shorsen

What is my caste? My surname is shoorsen. We live in Banda U.P. and its surrounding area. Our total polulation in this area only 5000 approx , and we moved to Banda from mathura (U.P ) approx 13 -...
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Record of 2/10 Baluch Regiment soldier in the British archives?

My grandfather served in 2/10 Baluch Regiment, under British Army during the 2nd World War. What was the fate of those who were loyal to the British? Any record details with British Army HQ?
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Finding records about members of the Indian Civil Service?

My grandmother was "in service" to a retired Indian Civil Servant. I have all his career details in the Indian Civil Service, but I would like to find out more about his actual life whilst he was in ...
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Did Richard Hill and Blanche Todd live in India in the late 19th Century?

My 2nd great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Hill had a brother, Richard Demetrius Hill, born in Islington in 1858. He was living with his family in the 1861 census, and with his uncle in 1871. After that,...
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Researching English/Christian families in India during first half of 19th century?

Are there any online sources of information for (English) Christian families in India? I'm particularly interested in the first half of the nineteenth century.
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Seeking records for Thomas Chorley of Madras, India (born 1821, died 1843)?

Thomas Chorley: was born 1821 at Madras, India died 1843 at Madras, India "India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGPT-1JR : 3 ...
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Finding ancestors thought to be from Chalakudy, India?

Only details we know is that my great grandmother was from a rich Ezhava family where her brother (he did not marry, therefore no descendants) did puja in a Sarpakavu, and that my grandfather should ...
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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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Building Genealogy/Family trees for Hindu families? [closed]

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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Which passengers from the Komagata Maru were allowed to enter Canada?

There were 20 people allowed into Canada from the steamship Komagata Maru (see Wikipedia's article 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 ...