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Title in the Language of the Record
بھارت، پنجاب، Moga میں لینڈ ملکیت Pedigrees
This Collection will include records from 1887 to 1958.
The records include land ownership pedigrees (Shajjra Nasb), kept by the state at the district level. These pedigrees show familial relationships of individual’s land ownership as it was passed from father to son. Records appear to be written in Urdu script, which is read from right to left.
The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India, has initiated a centrally sponsored scheme to computerize land records. The centrally sponsored scheme on Computerization of Land Records (CoLR) was started as a pilot project in eight districts/states:
- Rangareddy (Andhra Pradesh)
- Sonitpur (Assam)
- Singbhum (Bihar)
- Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
- Morena (Madhya Pradesh)
- Wardha (Maharashtra)
- Mayurbhanj (Orissa)
- Dungarpur (Rajasthan)
Families and pedigrees are recorded in the land records. Extended pedigrees from biographies, some going back 110 generations to 2200 BC.
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- "India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State of Punjab. Moga District.
Land ownership pedigrees usually contain the following information:
- Given and surname of top ancestor
- Given and surnames of children
- Type of land transaction
- History of the village
- How the subdivisions were named
- Record keeper's name
- Revenue collector's name
- Date document signed
- Name of the street, the village, district, and subdivision
How to Use the Record
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- Name of ancestor
- Approximate year and place of residence
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⇒Select the appropriate “District Office"
⇒Select the appropriate “Record type and volume number" 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.
For Help Reading These Records
The Urdu language script is read from right to left, as are the land ownership pedigrees. Records prior to 1950 are written in Urdu; thereafter, the records are written in Punjabi.
To find out what an English word translates to in Urdu, you can type in an English word at this website: English to Urdu Word Lookup
- History of Punjab
- Land Records Information Management Systems S. Fawad Raza, Muhammad Almas, Kamran Ahmed. PDF Document of "Land Records Information Management System".
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