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WorldGen Asia - Bharat

site for people tracing their Bharatiya family history in India, Burma, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

This website was created by Bala Subramanian of Port Reading, N.J., U.S.A. Pages last updated: 8th June, 1999.

If you are just starting out researching your family history in Bharat (India), then you might like to check out the Starting Out section.

If your ancestors were "Hindus" who cremate their dead, then you may have to find information from your relatives that are living or from the folks of the villages or towns in which they might have lived. If they had converted to christianity this page describes some cemeteries in South Asia, and has links to the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA).

Other Sources There are many sources for family history in India in addition to church and cemetery records. These include the Oriental and India Office Collections of the British Library (formerly records of the India Office).

Mailing Lists

This is a free email mailing list for persons researching their Bharatiya roots in India, Burma and surrounding areas. There are currently no members who may be able to offer free, friendly and helpful advice on your research problem. But you are welcome to add your name to the list to help start such a resource.

Book Stores

Books related to the subject of a particular geographical area in India are available for online ordering from Visit the bookstore for some recommended reading.