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I had never heard of this but it is a fascinating topic: To specifically answer your question was this specific to a specific tribe or clan, no it was more wide spread. The book is referred to as a JokBo (族譜, 족보) and is managed and maintained by the eldest son and it is partially related to the practice of Jesa (ancestor worship up to 5 generations). ...


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An excellent resource for you to look at next, assuming that you have not already, is the India research page of FamilySearch.org which enables you to immediately start searching for your ancestors. From there you can link off into the FamilySearch Wiki for India which provides an excellent overview to a selection of the various family history resources ...


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