Mapping the Family in India: Part I

A key part of the Anglo-Indian Project is to piece together my ancestry in India. Having collected a large amount of information to date, I am organising this to make it more accessible and bring it to life; these blog posts are a key outlet.

In 2016 I plan to take the project to India and explore the many places my ancestors lived, worked, were baptised, married and buried. This will add a valuable dimension to the research and significantly enhance bringing the information collected ‘to life’.

To assist the geographical mapping of the family, I have started to collate the locations that have appeared so far. Below are the first steps of visualising these initial key locations in hand-drawn maps (not to any specific scale).

The map of India includes:

*Note that Bombay is detailed further below due to its prevalence in the information collected so far.

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Key locations so far

  • Bombay
  • Mutha, Poona
  • Poona
  • Bhusawal
  • Ahmednagar
  • Bina
  • Jubbelpore

The map of Bombay City includes:

  • Neighbourhoods (red)
  • Cemeteries (green)
  • Churches (yellow)

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Key locations so far

  • Sion
  • Byculla
  • Parel
  • Girgaum
  • St. Paul’s Church
  • St. Mary’s Church
  • Christ’s Church
  • The Mission Church of the Church Missionary Society
  • Sewri Cemetery
  • Back Bay (refers to the bay area – location of the cemetery on the map is not exact)

This is the first step of piecing together the key family locations. Going forward I will provide specific family information on each location, such as baptisms, marriages, burials and places of work. Using the collected records, I will also track the movements of ancestors through India.

This will add much needed context to the records and information collected to date, and of course build up a detailed map for the 2016 adventure to India – there are fascinating points of interest emerging and it will be great to explore them further.

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