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Offline Jeremy Pyne

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Family research fora covering India
« on: Friday 27 December 19 12:14 GMT (UK) »
Any suggestions please on a forum where I can ask about family research in Kolkata, India. Aware that there have been native Indian Pyne families there from fairly early in the 19th century. Interested to know whether these stem from an Anglo -Indian branch of the Pyne family here in England - several individuals would have been in that area through the East India Co etc. Someone over there may have looked into this?  Many thanks

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Re: Family research fora covering India
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 December 19 00:01 GMT (UK) »
This might be a good place to start, the Families in British India Society  :)
https://www.fibis.org/

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Re: Family research fora covering India
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 December 19 00:10 GMT (UK) »
You may have better luck if you are looking for people in Calcutta, India.


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Re: Family research fora covering India
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 December 19 00:26 GMT (UK) »
You may have better luck if you are looking for people in Calcutta, India.

I would suggest putting the family surname into the subject heading too. This might attract anyone researching the same family names and hopefully it might come up in google searches (as rootschat topics often do).

Good luck.

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Re: Family research fora covering India
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 December 19 09:40 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for replies to date. I'll look more closely at FIBIS though I think you may need a subscription to use the message board. I've picked up snippets on the web , but it would be great to see if Indian Pyne families still around today have any record of the family origins in that part of the world.

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Re: Family research fora covering India
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 December 19 10:25 GMT (UK) »
I had great success with writing to the local churches if that helps.

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Re: Family research fora covering India
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 28 December 19 12:15 GMT (UK) »
I'll look more closely at FIBIS though I think you may need a subscription to use the message board.

That's correct. It's more of a discussion forum than a message-board, and it can be very helpful indeed. At 15 per year (UK), FIBIS membership is one of the best-value subscriptions for the serious researcher, because the combined experience and knowledge-level of its members is huge.

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Re: Family research fora covering India
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 28 December 19 12:24 GMT (UK) »
Searching the database is free ;D
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Re: Family research fora covering India
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 28 December 19 12:27 GMT (UK) »
Searching the database is free ;D
The enquirer asked about discussion forums. I believe the database is unlikely to help with his particular interest.