India Biography

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A biography is a history of a person’s life.  A biography may give you birth, marriage, and death information and the names of parents, spouse, children, or other family members. Use the information from a biography cautiously because there may be inaccuracies.  
 
A biography is a history of a person’s life.  A biography may give you birth, marriage, and death information and the names of parents, spouse, children, or other family members. Use the information from a biography cautiously because there may be inaccuracies.  
 
You can locate individual or family biographies in the Surname Search of the Family History Library Catalog.
 
  
 
Thousands of biographies have been gathered and published in collections of biographies, sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. Usually these include only biographies of prominent or well-known subjects. However, some collections of biographies are of specific groups such as painters, ministers, radicals, or architects.  
 
Thousands of biographies have been gathered and published in collections of biographies, sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. Usually these include only biographies of prominent or well-known subjects. However, some collections of biographies are of specific groups such as painters, ministers, radicals, or architects.  
  
Look at the topic "Biography" in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog if your ancestor played an important part in a group or occupation.  
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Many libraries will have a 'biography' section where these will be shelved, and depending on the cataloging system used, these will show with different call number formats than other books.
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If searching for biographies in the Family History Library Catalog at http://www.familysearch.org or at the Family History Library itself, look at the topic "Biography" in the Place Search of the Catalog if your ancestor played an important part in a group or occupation.  
  
 
Collective biographies are usually listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
 
Collective biographies are usually listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
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You may find some collections under the localities listed above and then the subject "GENEALOGY."  
 
You may find some collections under the localities listed above and then the subject "GENEALOGY."  
  
=== External Links ===
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=== External Links ===
  
 
*http://www.kamat.com/database/biographies/  
 
*http://www.kamat.com/database/biographies/  
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*http://in.dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/People/Biographies/  
 
*http://in.dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/People/Biographies/  
 
*http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/E/ExpatriatesBiographies/IndiaPakistanCeylon/en  
 
*http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/E/ExpatriatesBiographies/IndiaPakistanCeylon/en  
*http://books.google.com/books?id=bHiBAAAAIAAJ&dq=india+genealogy&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=a4JNkTS4qe&sig=HWKzilEFpjn8gbtXVccqSoXNGYE  (Google Books entry for 'The Golden Book of )
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*http://books.google.com/books?id=bHiBAAAAIAAJ&dq=india+genealogy&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=a4JNkTS4qe&sig=HWKzilEFpjn8gbtXVccqSoXNGYE  (Google Books entry for 'The Golden Book of India' biographical dictionary)
  
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Revision as of 19:54, 12 July 2013

A biography is a history of a person’s life.  A biography may give you birth, marriage, and death information and the names of parents, spouse, children, or other family members. Use the information from a biography cautiously because there may be inaccuracies.

Thousands of biographies have been gathered and published in collections of biographies, sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. Usually these include only biographies of prominent or well-known subjects. However, some collections of biographies are of specific groups such as painters, ministers, radicals, or architects.

Many libraries will have a 'biography' section where these will be shelved, and depending on the cataloging system used, these will show with different call number formats than other books.

If searching for biographies in the Family History Library Catalog at http://www.familysearch.org or at the Family History Library itself, look at the topic "Biography" in the Place Search of the Catalog if your ancestor played an important part in a group or occupation.

Collective biographies are usually listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

INDIA - BIOGRAPHY

You may find some collections under the localities listed above and then the subject "GENEALOGY."

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