India Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Revision as of 21:19, 4 May 2011

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

Contents

Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1719 through 1948.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Births and Baptisms, 1800-1945 Marriages, 1800-1945 Deaths and Burials, 1800-1945
Bangalore 438 139 118
Bangladesh 3,106 0 0
Bengal 433,834 104,999 309,736
Bombay 118,243 31,653 95,879
Calcutta 180 68 79
Delhi 13 5 0
India 26,633 13,273 25,438
Madras 276,641 53,805 135,279
Tamil Nadu 2,976 2 0
Total 862,064 203,944 555,534


How to Use the Collection

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This index is an index of some deaths or burials throughout India. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in India.

Related Web Sites

India Genealogy forums

India Genealogy Links

Related Wiki Articles

India Court Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you, should also list where you found the information.  This wll 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:  How to Cite FamilySearch Collections 

Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.


Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

"India Death and Burials, 1719-1948. index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 24 March 2011. entry for Maria Ashe, died 9 March 1856; citing Burial Records, FHL microfilm 463,298; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948," index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.