Quick Facts II: Anglo-Indian Project

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It’s over a year since the first ‘Quick Facts‘ post, a lot has happened since, so time for an update.

What is the Anglo-Indian Project?

The focus of the AIP is to explore Anglo-Indian history. It started with a keen interest in researching my Anglo-Indian heritage through my nana Elaine Cynthia Wheeler (nee Hassett) – find as many ancestors as possible and put together a family tree. This continues with a lot of success (see below), but the AIP also aims to explore the broader context of Anglo-Indian lives in, and beyond, India.

Why research ancestors?

To name a few reasons:

  1. The joy of discovering something new about those who lived before us
  2. Discovering more about yourself and your family
  3. Preserving family stories and heritage for generations to come
  4. Bringing the names of ancestors back to life
  5. Creating a legacy
  6. Track historical events

What are the key findings so far? 

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What next?

As addressed in a recent post there is still a lot of information to be shared. Ideas and draft posts increase every day (currently over 160 draft posts sit waiting to be finalised and shared). The reflective DNA of the project continues to raise new questions, keep the AIP focused, and maintain a healthy forward momentum. Some future direction:

  • A number of new records have been discovered and will be presented through 2017 (once the ball is rolling, it doesn’t stop).
  • Food posts have proved popular, and there are plenty more delicious posts to come.
  • There is still much to explore regarding the broader context of Anglo-Indian history and the community’s role in the contemporary world.
  • Genealogical resources and tips: Some reflections on the process of conducting genealogical research / tracing your ancestors.
  • Plenty more to follow 🙂
    • As one follower of the AIP stated recently: ‘There’s something for everyone’.

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