India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
  
== Title in the Language of the Records<br>  ==
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भारत, हिंदू तीर्थ रिकॉर्ड्स
  
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== Image Visibility  ==
  
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Whenever possible, Family Search makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record Custodians. The India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012 collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c= FamilySearch Center] near you. Microfilms of these records are available for viewing at a Family History Center. Please see [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Using_the_Family_History_Library_Catalog Using the Family History Library Catalog] to find a microfilm and see [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche_from_a_Family_History_Center Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche].
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The records in this collection span from 1750 to 2005.<br>
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This collection will include records from 1194 to 2012.  
  
Hindu pilgrimage records were kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India, and&nbsp;are created and updated when family members pass on.
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Hindu pilgrimage records were kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India, and are created and updated when family members pass on.  
 
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For a list of volume numbers currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1867930/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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These Hindu pilgrimage records were kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India. The records are created and updated when family members pass on.  
 
These Hindu pilgrimage records were kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India. The records are created and updated when family members pass on.  
  
The ancient custom of keeping family genealogies is not well-known today to Indians settled abroad. Professional Hindu Brahmin Pandits, popularly known as "Pandas", kept detailed family genealogies&nbsp;over the past several generations at the Hindu holy city of Haridwar. The&nbsp;registers are handwritten, having been passed down to them over generations by their Pandit ancestors, and are classified according to original districts and villages of one's ancestors. Special designated Pandit families are in charge of designated district registers, including ancestral districts and villages that were left behind when Hindus had to migrate from Pakistan to India&nbsp;after the Partition of India.  
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The ancient custom of keeping family genealogies is not well-known today to Indians settled abroad. Professional Hindu Brahmin Pandits, popularly known as "Pandas", kept detailed family genealogies over the past several generations at the Hindu holy city of Haridwar. The registers are handwritten, having been passed down to them over generations by their Pandit ancestors, and are classified according to original districts and villages of one's ancestors. Special designated Pandit families are in charge of designated district registers, including ancestral districts and villages that were left behind when Hindus had to migrate from Pakistan to India after the Partition of India.  
  
In several cases, present-day Hindu descendents are now Sikhs, Muslims, and even Christians. It is not uncommon for researchers to find details of up to or even more than their past seven generations in these genealogy registers.  
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In several cases, present-day Hindu descendants are now Sikhs, Muslims, and even Christians. It is not uncommon for researchers to find details of up to or even more than their past seven generations in these genealogy registers.  
  
Hindu ancestors have visited the holy town of Haridwar&nbsp;for centuries for various religious and cultural purposes, including:  
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Hindu ancestors have visited the holy town of Haridwar for centuries for various religious and cultural purposes, including:  
  
 
*Religious pilgrimage  
 
*Religious pilgrimage  
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*Deaths
 
*Deaths
  
They also ask for&nbsp;as much information as is possible about the families they are marrying into. A visiting family member is required to personally sign the family genealogical register furnished by his or her personal family Panda after updating it for future family visitors and generations to see and to authenticate the updated entries. Friends and other family members accompanying on the visit may also be requested to sign as witnesses.  
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They also ask for as much information as is possible about the families they are marrying into. A visiting family member is required to personally sign the family genealogical register furnished by his or her personal family Panda after updating it for future family visitors and generations to see and to authenticate the updated entries. Friends and other family members accompanying on the visit may also be requested to sign as witnesses.
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For a list of volume numbers currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1867930/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar, Trimbakeshwar.}}  
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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[[India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
[[Image:India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records DGS 4688661 159.jpg|thumb|right]]
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The registers are arranged by "caste" and contain the following information:  
 
The registers are arranged by "caste" and contain the following information:  
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*Ceremony performed at the time  
 
*Ceremony performed at the time  
 
*Offering made to the priest
 
*Offering made to the priest
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Before you begin your search, it is important to know your ancestor's name and the year in which they made their pilgrimage.<br>
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To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following information:
  
No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.  
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*Ancestor's name
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*Year in which they made their pilgrimage
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*Place of birth
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "State"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "City or Town"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Pandit"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Description" which will take you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
 
{{Incomplete Citations}}  
 
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.  
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.  
 
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Revision as of 16:14, 17 June 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

भारत, हिंदू तीर्थ रिकॉर्ड्स

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, Family Search makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record Custodians. The India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012 collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you. Microfilms of these records are available for viewing at a Family History Center. Please see Using the Family History Library Catalog to find a microfilm and see Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche.

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1194 to 2012.

Hindu pilgrimage records were kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India, and are created and updated when family members pass on.

These Hindu pilgrimage records were kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India. The records are created and updated when family members pass on.

The ancient custom of keeping family genealogies is not well-known today to Indians settled abroad. Professional Hindu Brahmin Pandits, popularly known as "Pandas", kept detailed family genealogies over the past several generations at the Hindu holy city of Haridwar. The registers are handwritten, having been passed down to them over generations by their Pandit ancestors, and are classified according to original districts and villages of one's ancestors. Special designated Pandit families are in charge of designated district registers, including ancestral districts and villages that were left behind when Hindus had to migrate from Pakistan to India after the Partition of India.

In several cases, present-day Hindu descendants are now Sikhs, Muslims, and even Christians. It is not uncommon for researchers to find details of up to or even more than their past seven generations in these genealogy registers.

Hindu ancestors have visited the holy town of Haridwar for centuries for various religious and cultural purposes, including:

  • Religious pilgrimage
  • Cremation of their dead
  • Immersion of a kin member's cremated remains into the holy river Ganges

For centuries, Hindu ancestors who have visited Haridwar for any of these purposes also visit the Pandit in charge of their family registers and update the family's genealogical family tree with details of all marriages, births, and deaths in the extended joint family.

In present-day India, people visiting Haridwar are dumbfounded when Pundits unexpectedly step forward and invite them to come update their very own ancestral genealogical family tree. The news of a visiting family travels quickly to the Pandit in charge of their district.

With Hindu joint family system having broken down into nuclear families, the Pandits prefer visitors to Haridwar to come prepared after getting in touch with all of their extended family and to bring all relevant genealogical events, such as:

  • Ancestral district and village
  • Names of grandparents and great grandparents
  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths

They also ask for as much information as is possible about the families they are marrying into. A visiting family member is required to personally sign the family genealogical register furnished by his or her personal family Panda after updating it for future family visitors and generations to see and to authenticate the updated entries. Friends and other family members accompanying on the visit may also be requested to sign as witnesses.

For a list of volume numbers currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar, Trimbakeshwar.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The registers are arranged by "caste" and contain the following information:

  • Native residence
  • Names of family members
  • Last occasion on which a family member came to this place of pilgrimage and made an entry in the register
  • Ceremony performed at the time
  • Offering made to the priest

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following information:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Year in which they made their pilgrimage
  • Place of birth

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "State"
⇒Select the appropriate "City or Town"
⇒Select the appropriate "Pandit"
⇒Select the appropriate "Description" which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.