Today is the last AIP #WednesdayWisdom series until June 2018. Today we review the past four months since the last time out to reflect on progress in January 2018.
It’s easy to lose track of information and begin getting confused by it all, so this is another quick summary of:
(1) Where is the Anglo-Indian Project up to?
(2) What next for the Anglo-Indian Project?
This summary will focus on progress since the last review posted on 3 January 2018.
WHERE IS THE ANGLO-INDIAN PROJECT UP TO?
43 posts have been published since 3 January – taking the overall Anglo-Indian Project posts total to 364 – with a renewed focus on official records and building the family tree and a continued spotlight on context and resources. The introduction of a new blog post schedule also generated a number of themed posts. Links to the posts can be found below (number of posts in brackets):
(I) CONTEXT AND RESOURCES (16)
- In Our Time: The Dutch East India Company
- The Dishonourable Company: How the East India Company Took Over India
- The British Empire
- The Rise of the East India Company
- The Bitter End of the British Raj by Ian Smith
- New Blog Post Schedule
- The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts
- The Anglo-Indians Of Madras: Episode 1: Santhome
- Families in British India Society (FIBIS) 20th Anniversary Conference
- The First Anglo Sikh War by Amarpal Sidhu
- Lost Treasures of the Sikh Kingdom
- Let’s Twist Again
- 36 Chowringhee Lane
- A History of British India
- The Tiger and the Monk
- The Last Anglo-Indian Jockeys Of Kolkata
(II) FOOD (3)
(III) PEOPLE (12)
- The Smith’s
- Minnie Eliza Watts Gordon (1884)
- Nina Eleanor Watts Gordon (1882)
- Robert Augustus Carey Gordon (1889)
- Alice Irine Gordon (1893)
- The Short Life of Nina Eleanor Watts Gordon (1882-1887)
- The Short Life of Alice Irine Gordon (1893-1894)
- Annie Gordon (1862-1894)
- Minnie Eliza Watts Gordon and Archibald Edwin Lerwill (1900)
- Gertrude Eveline Muriel Gordon (1896)
- Violet Mary Gordon (1900)
- Florence Elfrida Andrewetta Gordon (1905)
(IV) #MondayMusings (12)
- In Search of Ancestors in India: first steps #MondayMusings
- Elaine Cynthia Wheeler (nee Hassett), 1923-1981 #MondayMusings
- 5(0) Shades of Edith Aileen Wharton #MondayMusings
- Anglo-Indians – Who Are They? #MondayMusings
- The Curious Case of John Pereira #MondayMusings
- Devil Chutney #MondayMusings
- The Presidencies of British India: Bengal, Bombay and Madras #MondayMusings
- Genealogical Resources, Tools and Links #MondayMusings
- The Power of Family History: identity and well-being #MondayMusings
- Irani Cafés in Bombay (Mumbai) #MondayMusings
- In Search of Ancestors in India: David Vincent Hassett and the six generations #MondayMusings
- 5 Key Anglo-Indian Books #MondayMusings
WHAT NEXT FOR THE ANGLO-INDIAN PROJECT?
Four months of 2018 have passed. The plan at the beginning of the year was to collect more data – particularly official records, baptisms, marriages and burials. This is ongoing and the discovery of new records and ancestors has increased as a result (12 shared so far, with many more to come). New lines of enquiry have opened up and there have been some exciting discoveries that will be shared in the coming months.
The publication of the Anglo-Indian Projects first e-guide In Search of Ancestors in British India: Where to Start is ongoing and anticipated before the end of 2018. A book will also follow the e-guide in 2019.
Draft posts are in excess of 160 – more keep being added, some get trashed, slowly the better ones make their way through to be posted.
International collaborative projects are ongoing – more news on these in due course.
Hopefully this summary is a useful point to pause and reflect.
Links to previous summaries:
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part I (12 posts)
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part II (21 posts)
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part III (24 posts)
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part IV (18 posts)
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part V (25 posts)
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part VI (36 posts)
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part VII (24 posts)
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part VIII (36 posts)
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part IX (33 posts)
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part X (27 posts)
Anglo-Indian Project Review: Part XI (55 posts)