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== Foreign Language Title <br> ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records<br> ==
  
== Collection Time Period  ==
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भारत, हिंदू तीर्थ रिकॉर्ड्स
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Record Description  ==
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This Collection will include records from 1194 to 2012.<br>
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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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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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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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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.
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Hindu ancestors have visited the holy town of Haridwar&nbsp;for centuries for various religious and cultural purposes, including:
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*Religious pilgrimage
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*Cremation of their dead
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*Immersion of a kin member's cremated remains into the holy river Ganges
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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.
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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.
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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:
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*Ancestral district and village
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*Names of grandparents and great grandparents
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*Births
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*Marriages
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*Deaths
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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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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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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=Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar. India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records. Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar, Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India.}}
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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 Description  ==
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{{Incomplete Image Translations}}
  
=== Record Content  ===
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Image:India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records DGS 4688661 159.jpg|Pilgrimage Records
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==== Sample Images  ====
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The registers are arranged by "caste" and contain the following information:
  
== Record History  ==
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*Native residence
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*Names of family members
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*Last occasion on which a family member came to this place of pilgrimage and made an entry in the register
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*Ceremony performed at the time
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*Offering made to the priest
  
Hindu pilgrimage records kept by a Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar at Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India. They include records for people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, India. These records are created and updated when family members pass on. The registers are arranged by "caste" and contain native place, names of family members, the last occasion on which a family member came to this place of pilgrimage and made an entry in the register, the ceremony performed at the time and offering made to the priest. No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.<br>
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
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==== Beginning Your Search  ====
  
== Why This Record Was Created  ==
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To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following information:
  
This custom not well known today to Indians settled abroad, in an ancient custom detailed family genealogies of Hindu families for the past several generations are kept by professional Hindu Brahmin Pandits, popularly known as Pandas, at the Hindu holy city of Haridwar in hand written registers passed down to them over generations by their Pandit ancestors which are classified according to original districts and villages of ones ancestors, with special designated Pandit families being in charge of designated district registers, even for cases where ancestral districts and villages that have been left behind in Pakistan after Partition of India with Hindus having to migrate to India.
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*Ancestor's name
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*Year in which they made their pilgrimage
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*Place of birth
  
In several cases present day descedents are now Sikhs and many maybe Muslims or even Christians. It is not uncommon for one to find details of up to or even more than one's past seven generations in these genealogy registers kept by the Pandas of Haridwar.
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==== Searching the Images  ====
  
For centuries when Hindu ancestors visited the holy town of Haridwar for any purpose which may have mostly been for pilgrimage purposes or/and for cremation of their dead or for immersion of ashes and bones of their kin after cremation into the waters of the holy river Ganges as required by Hindu religious custom, it has been an ancient custom to go to the Pandit who is in charge of ones family register and update the family's genealogical family tree with details of all marriages, births and deaths from ones extended joint family.<br>In present day India people visiting Haridwar are dumbfounded when Pundits out of the blue solicit them to come and update their very own ancestral genealogical family tree, news travels like wildfire among the Pandits with ones family's designated Pandit being quickly notified of ones visit. Nowadays with Hindu joint family system having broken down with people preferring more nuclear families, record keeping Pandits prefer visitors to Haridwar to come prepared after getting in touch with all of ones extended family and bringing all relevant details regarding ones ancestral district and village, names of grand parents and great grand parents and marriages, births and deaths that have occurred in the extended family, even with as much details as possible of the families married into. A visiting family member is required to personally sign the family genealogical register furnished by ones 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.<br>  
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To search the collection you will need to follow these series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial collection page<br>⇒Select the "Volume No. and Description" category which will take you to the images<br>
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.
  
This is an interactive map showing a varity of [http://www.xmission.com/~jsvare/simile/exhibit/Hindu_pilgrimage_sites.html Hindu Pilgramge Sites]<br>
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== Related Websites  ==
  
More information on other[http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/asian/countries/lds.htm Indian Geneological records can be found here].
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[http://www.xmission.com/~jsvare/simile/exhibit/Hindu_pilgrimage_sites.html Hindu Pilgramge Sites]: an Interactive Map
  
The BBC also has a video report on an person tracing their [http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/past-stories/meera-syal.shtml Indian ancestory].  
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*[http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/asian/countries/lds.htm Other Hindu Geneological Records]
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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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[[India]]  
  
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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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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Title in the Language of the Records

भारत, हिंदू तीर्थ रिकॉर्ड्स

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1194 to 2012.

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 are created and updated when family members pass on.

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.

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.

For a list of volume numbers currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

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.

Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar. India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records. Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar, Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The registers are arranged by "caste" and 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

Beginning Your Search

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

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow these series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Volume No. and Description" category which will take you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.

Related Websites

Hindu Pilgramge Sites: an Interactive Map

Related Wiki Articles

India

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > 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.