Quick Facts: Anglo-Indian Project

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What is the Anglo-Indian Project?

A project set up to explore Anglo-Indian history. It began with an interest in ancestry – the life and ancestors of my nana, Elaine Cynthia Wheeler – and has grown into a broader exploration of the life of Anglo-Indians and the fascinating country, India.

Why research ancestry?

Simply, to learn. I am amazed at the lack of interest many people have in their heritage, their past, their roots. Not only can we learn fascinating things about the lives our ancestors led – which played a part in our existence – we can also track the changes in wider (global) societies and inspire meaningful and purposeful change for the future.

What are the key findings so far?

  • 30 previously unknown ancestors discovered (37 total)
  • 7 generations uncovered
  • Portuguese ancestry discovered (Pereira and De Silva)
  • Family names so far:
    • Wheeler, Hassett, Wharton, Pereira, De Silva, Lee
  • 2 interesting stories stand out so far:
  • Global interaction with the blog has led to living family (unknown) family members making contact
    • in addition, many people – academics, historians, Anglo-Indians, bloggers – are actively interacting in the project
  • Many family photographs, stories and items have been shared

What next?

Initially, the plan was to document some ancestors details, stand back say wow! here are our ancestors. Now, plans have shifted and the project is taking on new adventures, to name but a few:


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