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About the India & SE Asia Group

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India and South East Asia SIG (ISEA) 

During the course of our genealogical travels many of us have discovered links to India and South East Asia, either via our ancestor's involvement in the East India Company, the British Army, family migration to Australia and elsewhere, or we may just call it home, by virtue of the fact that we were born and raised there. 

Whatever your reasons, hopefully we will be able to help each other with queries and problems by drawing on our collective knowledge ... and come up with ideas and possible solutions that will assist in our endeavours.

Our outcome will be to have increased knowledge and understanding of India and South East Asia, in respect to our research interests - where our ancestors might be found, what they did, how they lived.

As a result of numerous expressions of these interests, an inaugural meeting was held on 23rd October 2010 at WAGS, with 18 attendees and 13 apologies. The group now meets once a quarter as the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. India and South East Asia, Special Interest Group or ISEA.  

While not specifically stated at our initial meeting it is deemed that India, refers to India as it was prior to Partition and South East Asia encompasses the sub region of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India and north of Australia. This comprises the Asian mainland countries of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Peninsular Malaysia while the maritime section consists of Brunei, East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore. However if your roots go back to Hong Kong, Macau, etc., you are also most welcome.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2020 15:35

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Contacts & next meeting ISEA

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5isea << WAGS ISEA Forum

Quarterly meetings are usually held at WAGS in February, May, August and November. Contact the Convenor for details. 

Contact

Joint Convenors:    Susan Fearn and Audrey Sweeney

Email:                      SIGS Contacts - Convenor - India & SE Asia SIG  

Next Meeting - 28 November 2020 online at 10:30AM - Book at https://www.trybooking.com/BFEUM

2021 Meetings - 27 February, 22 May, 28 August, 27 November at 10:30AM

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Next Meeting - Saturday 28 November 2020 at 10:30AM

This will be an online meeting and Ainslie Sharpe will present a session on "Soldiers and their wives of the British and HEIC Armies in India in the 19th Century".  This will cover both the Regiments, their enlistments, their battles and the role of their wives "on the strength" and those left behind. 

All welcome - we will be using Google Meet, please book at https://www.trybooking.com/BFEUM  On the morning of the meeting, you will receive an email with the link to the meeting.

 

To see a complete list of all events and to book see:

FAMILY HISTORY WA Events

 A $2 donation at meetings will either be used to provide something for morning tea and allow us to purchase reference material for the groups use and ultimate inclusion in the library. eg: Books, Journals, etc. 

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2020 18:05

India & SE Asia Group Minutes

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August 2015

pdfISEA August 2015 Minutes (11.93 KB)

May 2015

pdfISEA Minutes of May 2015 Meeting (200.55 KB)

2015 AGM

pdfISEA 2015 AGM Minutes (170.2 KB)

February 2015

pdfISEA February 2015 Minutes

November 2014

pdfISEA November 2014 Minutes192.61 KB

 

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Useful Resources - ISEA

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The resource documents shown below have been complied by members who have shared the results of their research at the Group's meetings.

pdfSLWA references for Indian research 3.73 Mb  (Kindly provided by the State library of Western Australia)

pdf Useful websites for Indian Research 1.88 Mb

pdfReference Books on the East India Company 48.35 Kb

pdfReference books of general interest on India 267.08 Kb

pdfWAGS Library Reference Books on India and South East Asia 96.02 Kb

pdfWeb sites for Indian research 352.10 Kb

The documents published on this page have been accepted in good faith and have not been checked for accuracy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2016 17:36

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