Genealogy and Genealogical Records in India – FamilySearch September 19, 2019

I did not see this the other day on FamilySearch – Genealogy and Genealogical Records in India:


From time to time I get inquiries about genealogical research in India. Yes, there are some records available online, but no they are not particularly easy to access and compared to the approximately 1.37 billion people who live in India, there are relatively few genealogical records that are easily accessible online. has some records but compared to the total population of the country, the coverage is not extensive. You can see a list of the available records from FamilySearch for the entire country on the India page.

Before The National Archives were set up in India, there was a system of keeping manuscript records which were created by Hindu rulers, sultans, Mughal and other Muslim rulers.

Records may be available in the form of palm leaf, bark, parchment, silk, leather and cloth manuscripts. Records created by the Indian local rulers, Hindu temples, Islamic shrines, gurdwaras, and waqf authorities (the Charitable Islamic Trust) may be kept at the local state libraries, museums and relevant State Archives.



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3 Responses to Genealogy and Genealogical Records in India – FamilySearch September 19, 2019

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow for India…that’s cool

    Liked by 1 person

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