India and South Asia – Links

Genealogy and Family History Links in India and South Asia

Tracing South Asian Roots, The National Archives, UK:

Tracing Your Asian Roots on the Indian Subcontinent, BBC:

Tracing Your South Asian Diaspora Roots:

India, FamilySearch wiki:  Currently these records from India are at FamilySearch – India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948; India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947;  India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1854-2012;  India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2013;  India, Marriages, 1792-1948; and India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958:

Asian and Pacific Genealogy (links):

South Asian American Digital Archive. Includes a good number of British Columbian and Canadian resources and references, although the focus is on South Asians in the United States of America:

Online Databases & Records for Research in British India, Kimberley Powell, Genealogy,

For British records, see

India Office, The British Library:

Families in British India Society:

The Indiaman magazine:

South Asians in British Columbia, Canada

Zhindage: Voices of Canadian Indian First Daughters, edited by Mahinder Kaur Doman Manhas, 2010. [BCGS Library 920.72 ‘9711 DOM]

Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru by Ali Kazimi, 2012 [BCGS Library 971 KAZ]:

Komagata Maru, Continuing the Journey, SFU:

Historical Canadian newspapers, Al Hilal, Canadian India Times, and the Indo-Canadian Oral History Collection, Multicultural Canada, Simon Fraser University:

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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