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  • Angela Harrison 7:42 am on December 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ancestry, family tree maker, genealogy,   

    Theres a great video blogger who works with ancestry.com , shes a pro genealogist called crista. she did a video a couple of years ago about ‘how to research like a pro’. http://youtu.be/qIouAd6B-3w

    In a nutshell, set out your research plan thus:
    1) What Do You Want To Know?

    2) What do you already know?
    3) How do you know it?
    (bounce back and forth between 2 and 3 until you’ve answered these questions thoroughly)

    4) Where could you possibly find what you want to know?
    5) Do these records exist? If so, where?

    She also suggests using the NOTES section on your person of interests family tree maker file, to write down a timeline of information you’ve found – in chronoligcal order of the event (not in the order in which you found the info) so you can see what you know, how you know it, and identify periods of missing info too. (its explained around the 8 minute mark in the video)

  • Angela Harrison 1:54 pm on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , culture, geography, history, madras, maps   

    The Madras Presidency, where it appears my great great grandfather, wives and children, lived much of their time in India, covered a number of current Indian States. Madras city is now known as Chennai, and some of my family indeed lived there. But other places appear on various baptism certificates of my family. Masulipatnam – which appears to me to be north of Madras city, on the coast. Secunderabad – which my terrible geography currently suggests is north west of Madras/Chennai and I am yet to understand how it came under Madras Presidency. Madura – seems south of Madras/Chennai. As a starting point for researching the geography of the area, I am listing some Wikipedia topics and google maps of interest. I am also listing some cultural background links in an attempt to look at what ethnic and religious background may apply to my native relatives:
    (search google – map of madras presidency)
    book – sketches in india – hyderabad and secunderabad 1862 https://archive.org/stream/sketchesinindia00scotgoog#page/n9/mode/2up
    coins of British India http://www.anwarscoincollection.com/category/the-english/east-india-company-calcutta-bombay-madras-presidency/
    Davadian http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dravidian
    Tamil http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_people
    Tamil Nadu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_groups_of_Tamil_Nadu

  • Angela Harrison 11:41 am on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , indo briton,   

    Interesting read with good bibliography on the history of people who are termed anglo-indian

  • Angela Harrison 6:57 am on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Also I got an email from a relative in Perth who would like to catch up! I am not yet sure how she fits in but am excited to meet with her in February!

  • Angela Harrison 6:54 am on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , cousins, , family tree   

    Last week I found another cousin – 3rd cousin Beatrice who is also Abraham HARRISONs great great grand daughter. She is actually a 3rd Half Cousin because we do not share the same great great grandmother. Her gg gmother is Matilda (nee Sairs) Harrison, (1825-1852) where as my gg gmother is Abrahams next wife, Harriet Ann (nee Hodgson) Harrison (1840-1866). Her great grandfather is Richard James Harrison, 2nd son of Abraham and Matilda, and my great grandfather is Edward Harrison, 12th son of Abraham, and 7th of the marriage of Abraham and Harriet. I looked up a few records for Beatrice to help her with her own research and found so many new interesting things, just little things like family names being continued on throughout generations etc. Of note is something about Beatrices great grandmother Rachel, who was Richard James Harrisons wife. Rachels father, was a store sergeant in madras, as was our shared gg grandfather Abraham. They were probably friends and colleagues when their children were young, then Rachel and Richard married! https://harrisonmccrystal.wordpress.com/richard-james-harrison-1845-1901-2/

  • Angela Harrison 6:45 am on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Another research How-to about British India. From familysearch. Interesting! its a pdf

  • Angela Harrison 1:23 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    The story of Madras, a transcribed book from Project Gutenburg, with interesting maps and information about the area. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26621/26621-h/26621-h.htm

  • Angela Harrison 1:21 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Extensive list of British India and EIC research resources from a 4 year funded study into the time.

  • Angela Harrison 12:58 pm on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply

    Unattached list sources of records. Abraham was noted to be a store sergeant, unattached list, in the 1850s and 60s

  • Angela Harrison 6:24 am on December 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: about this blog info   

    as you can see, right now I am using this site as a dumping ground for leads to follow up! There is so much to do. But I have heaps of cool records to upload shortly. And stories to flesh out.

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