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Possibility of tracing my great grandfather's wife's homeland

Having so little information about the "where", focus on the "what" and "why". I think you should put the emphasis on the trading activity of your Grandfather. What did he trade with? What was the ...
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Were British Army families stationed overseas enumerated in any Census returns?

I generally don't like it when records are described as "census substitutes" because I think it promotes the idea that censuses are more valuable than any other record you can find about a ...
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Did Richard Hill and Blanche Todd live in India in the late 19th Century?

Re the possibility of India - this seems unlikely not just from a chronological viewpoint but also from the term Commissary. That was a rank /appointment in the East India Company's or British Indian ...
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Did Richard Hill and Blanche Todd live in India in the late 19th Century?

I am not sure where the graphic below comes from originally but I clipped it from page 2 of 9 at http://spotidoc.com/doc/53190/menu---mccormick-and-schmick-s. I think that the newspaper clipping (...
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Record of 2/10 Baluch Regiment soldier in the British archives?

I emphasise that I know nothing about researching the Indian Army and its successors but this might be a start - more definitive responses welcome. Reading Wikipedia, it seems to me that in WW2 the ...
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Searching family roots in Bihar, India?

One principle of genealogy is that you should start with things you know and move backwards to things you do not yet know. I assume you have information going back from yourself to your parent, ...
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Finding ancestors thought to be from Chalakudy, India?

The only previous question about Kerala (the state in which Chalakudy is found) was How can I trace my ancestry in India? but that does not seem to have anything in common with yours beyond involving ...
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Building Genealogy/Family trees for Hindu families?

There are now at least six online or downloadable genealogy programs listed at GenSoftReviews. http://www.gensoftreviews.com/index.php?s=india I personally have not tried any of them, but some of ...
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What are the records that can be used in India to trace one's ancestry?

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. ...
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