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| title = India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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भारत, हिंदू तीर्थ रिकॉर्ड्स  
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| record_type = Pilgrimage
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| start_year = 1194
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| end_year = 2015
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| title_language = भारत, हिंदू तीर्थ रिकॉर्ड्स
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.xmission.com/~jsvare/simile/exhibit/Hindu_pilgrimage_sites.html Hindu Pilgramge Sites]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/asian/countries/lds.htm Other Hindu Geneological Records]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/past-stories/meera-syal.shtml BBC Video Report of Meera Syal]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-18442924 Rooting out a Hindu Family History in the Traditional Way]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://genblog.myheritage.com/2010/01/india-inscribing-the-past-1/ India: Inscribing the Past]
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| custodian = Various private collections, India
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== Image Visibility  ==
 
== Image Visibility  ==
  
Whenever possible, Family Search makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record Custodians. The India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012 collection is available to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.&nbsp;Microfilms of these records are available for viewing at a Family History Center. Please see [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Using_the_Family_History_Library_Catalog Using the Family History Library Catalog] to find a microfilm and see [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche_from_a_Family_History_Center Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche].  
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Whenever possible, Family Search makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015 collection is available only to members of the supporting organizations. However, microfilms of these records are available for viewing at a Family History Center. Please see [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Using_the_Family_History_Library_Catalog Using the FamilySearch Catalog] and [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche_from_a_Family_History_Center Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche] to find and order a microfilm.
  
== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This includes records from 1194 to 2012.  
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This includes records from 1194 to 2015. Hindu pilgrimage records are kept by Pandits in India. The records can be for people and families making pilgrimages from numerous places throughout India. These records are created and updated when family members pass on. No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.  
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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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.  
 
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 [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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===To Browse this Collection===
  
== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Contents ==
Image:India, Jharkhand, B. Deoghar, Pandit Salegram Karuna Shanker Kanhaiya Shankar, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1763-2013 DGS 100365337 76.jpg|Pilgrimage Record 
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'''Registers''' are arranged by "caste" and may contain the following information:  
</gallery> The registers are arranged by "caste" and contain the following information:  
 
  
 
*Native residence  
 
*Native residence  
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*Offering made to the priest
 
*Offering made to the priest
  
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following information:  
 
To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following information:  
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*Place of birth
 
*Place of birth
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "State"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "City or Town"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Pandit"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Description" which will take you to the images.
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "State"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "City or Town"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Pandit"<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Description" which will take you to the images.  
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Search the collection by image, 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.  
  
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. Keep in mind:
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== For Help Reading These Records ==
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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These records are in Hindi. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*[[India Language and Languages]]
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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*[http://translation.babylon.com/hindi/to-english/ Hindi to English Translation]
  
No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.xmission.com/~jsvare/simile/exhibit/Hindu_pilgrimage_sites.html Hindu Pilgramge Sites]: an Interactive Map
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== Citing this Collection ==
*[http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/asian/countries/lds.htm Other Hindu Geneological Records]
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/whodoyouthinkyouare/past-stories/meera-syal.shtml BBC Video Report of Meera Syal] as she traced her Indian ancestry.
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Various private collections, India.}}<br><br>
  
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1867930/waypointsIndia, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012]
 
 
 
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|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== 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.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2012." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Pandit Madhukar Balkrishan Akolkar, Trimbakeshwar.}}  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Record Description
Record Type Pilgrimage
Collection years 1194-2015
Languages Hindi
Title in the Language: भारत, हिंदू तीर्थ रिकॉर्ड्स
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Various private collections, India


Image Visibility

Whenever possible, Family Search makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015 collection is available only to members of the supporting organizations. However, microfilms of these records are available for viewing at a Family History Center. Please see Using the FamilySearch Catalog and Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche to find and order a microfilm.

What is in the Collection?

This includes records from 1194 to 2015. Hindu pilgrimage records are kept by Pandits in India. The records can be for people and families making pilgrimages from numerous places throughout India. These records are created and updated when family members pass on. No women are mentioned unless their deaths are referred to indirectly.

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.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015.

Collection Contents

Registers are arranged by "caste" and may 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

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

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

To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "State"
⇒Select the appropriate "City or Town"
⇒Select the appropriate "Pandit"
⇒Select the appropriate "Description" which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image, 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

These records are in Hindi. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Various private collections, India.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2015.