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India and SE Asia

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 Tuesday, 06 August 2019 12:10

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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

Convenor:               Liana Fitzpatrick

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

 2019 Meetings

23 February, 25 May, 24 August, 23 November at 10:30AM

new-smNext Meeting - Saturday 23 November 2019 at 10:30AM

Topic: "A Glimpse into the history of Christian, military and government schools in India."  Ainslie Sharpe will talk aobut some of the schools in the days of the East India Company and the Raj - starting from the earliest one, the Free School in Kidderpore, Calcutta, which morphed into St Thomas' School.  As this is our last meeitng for the year, after the presentation we will have a shared lunch (please bring a small plate of food to share)

 

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 Saturday, 19 October 2019 21:46

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.

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