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India Research Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
India Background
Local Research Resources

Guide to India ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Country Information

India is a country is South Asia bordered by Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. India was gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom after Indian Rebellion of 1857. India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi. The official languages are Hindi and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with India Research

Links to articles on getting started with India research.

India Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in India research.

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India Map

Administrative Map of India with States and Union Territories



  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Jharkhand
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • Odisha
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Sikkim
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Tripura
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • West Bengal

Union Territories

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Chandigarh
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  • National Capital Territory of Delhi
  • Daman and Diu
  • Lakshadweep
  • Puducherry

More India Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in India.

FamilySearch Resources

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "India," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 28 March 2016.