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== Title in the Language of the Records<br> ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
 
भारत, हिंदू तीर्थ रिकॉर्ड्स  
 
भारत, हिंदू तीर्थ रिकॉर्ड्स  
  
== Record Description ==
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== Image Visibility ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1194 to 2012.<br>
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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, 1194-2014 collection is available only to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, 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 FamilySearch Catalog] and [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche_from_a_Family_History_Center Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche] to find and order a microfilm.  
  
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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== Record Description  ==
  
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.  
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This includes records from 1194 to 2014. Hindu pilgrimage records are kept by Pandits in India. The records can be for people and families making pilgrimages from numerous places throughout India. These records are created and updated when family members pass on. No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.  
  
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 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.  
 
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.  
  
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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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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[[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.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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Image:India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records DGS 4688661 159.jpg|Pilgrimage Records
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Image:India, Jharkhand, B. Deoghar, Pandit Salegram Karuna Shanker Kanhaiya Shankar, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1763-2013 DGS 100365337 76.jpg|Pilgrimage Record 
 
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The registers are arranged by "caste" and contain the following information:  
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'''Registers''' are arranged by "caste" and may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Native residence  
 
*Native residence  
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*Place of birth
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br>
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To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒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.  
⇒Select the "Volume No. and Description" category which will take you to the images.<br>
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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.
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Search the collection by image, 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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=== Other Searches  ===
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== Related Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.xmission.com/~jsvare/simile/exhibit/Hindu_pilgrimage_sites.html Hindu Pilgramge Sites]: an Interactive Map  
 
*[http://www.xmission.com/~jsvare/simile/exhibit/Hindu_pilgrimage_sites.html Hindu Pilgramge Sites]: an Interactive Map  
 
*[http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/asian/countries/lds.htm Other Hindu Geneological Records]  
 
*[http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/asian/countries/lds.htm Other Hindu Geneological Records]  
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/past-stories/meera-syal.shtml BBC Video Report of Meera Syal] as she traced her Indian ancestry.
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*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/past-stories/meera-syal.shtml BBC Video Report of Meera Syal] as she traced her Indian ancestry.  
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*[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-18442924 Rooting out a Hindu Family History in the Traditional Way] Article about Hindu genealogy
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*[http://genblog.myheritage.com/2010/01/india-inscribing-the-past-1/ India: Inscribing the Past] This is a blog article about Hindu genealogy
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[India]]  
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*[[India Church Records]]
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*[[India]]
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*[[India History]]
  
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
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.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
  
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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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2014." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar, Trimbakeshwar.}}<br><br>
  
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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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Latest revision as of 07:05, 3 June 2015

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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, 1194-2014 collection is available only to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, microfilms of these records are available for viewing at a Family History Center. Please see Using the FamilySearch Catalog and Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche to find and order a microfilm.

Record Description

This includes records from 1194 to 2014. Hindu pilgrimage records are kept by Pandits in India. The records can be for people and families making pilgrimages from numerous places throughout India. These records are created and updated when family members pass on. No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.

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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2014.

Record Content

Registers are arranged by "caste" and may 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, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒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.

Search the collection by image, 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.

Other Searches

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2014." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar, Trimbakeshwar.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2014.

 

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