Tracing my ANCESTORS
havi05
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#1
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Tracing my ANCESTORS

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to find out where my ancestors came from, basically,
they were indentured labourers who sailed under the "Birtish Raj" to Mauritius.

I have the name of the village, the "zillah" and "pergunnah". I don't know what those are.

Would you know what they are and I know the following:

Village: LOLLGUNGE
ZILLAH: Ranchee
Pergunnah: DOYRAL

Does anybody know about these. The village name would have probably change cause these were found in really old documents in the 1800s.

Please help, thanks!

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#2
| In charge, navel affairs
It is probably Lalgunj.
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#3
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Check all the free resources on the internet,Indian government sites, British Colonial offices in England and if the free ones don't work check with Indiroots.com they are the best and 100% accurate.
#4
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Originally posted by: havi05 View Post

Hello everyone,

I have the name of the village, the "zillah" and "pergunnah". I don't know what those are.

....Would you know what they are....



Zillah is District, and Pargana an administrative area within the district. Also called/similar to Taluk, Taluka, Mandal, etc., elsewhere. More on Pargana here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pargana
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#5
| Wandering Member
That village you are looking for could be in Ranchi disrict in Jharkhand state. Lalgunj is a very common name, there is one in Bihar too (Vaishali dist).

In India, Zilla is equivalent to District. Pargana was a former administrative unit no longer in use. Almost all states, districts, etc. have gone through several revisions in past century.
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Originally posted by: havi05 View Post


Village: LOLLGUNGE
ZILLAH: Ranchee
Pergunnah: DOYRAL

Does anybody know about these. The village name would have probably change cause these were found in really old documents in the 1800s.

Please help, thanks!


There is a lalganj in Bihar...and Ranchi was in Bihar state before it was partitioned into Jharkhand state..

LalGanj: 25° 52′ 12″ N, 85° 10′ 48″ E
25.87, 85.18
and if the subdivision u say as Doral(may be changed version of DOYRAL) your ancesters are Biharis...So you can visit Bihar and trace your ancestors...

Hope i tried my best with my limited knowledge...all the best...
i would tell you one thing.Do it for your souls sake.Find the place and atisfy yourself...else when you will die,you have one aditional disapointance of your life of not knowing where your ancestors belonged to..
I have no money and no time.Its my desire to see places that forces me to ask you questions..
#7
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That Lalgunj is too far from Ranchi. That is Zilla Vaishali, probably Pargana Bhagwanpur. His ancestors are from some other place.

Probably Lalgunj is also known as Mahuatoli. I got three Mahuatolis, in Latehar, in Chainpur, and in Kurdeg, all in Jharkhand. One of them could be your place.
Truly that Dharma is the Truth (Satya); Therefore, when a man speaks the Truth, they say, "He speaks the Dharma"; and if he speaks Dharma, they say, "He speaks the Truth!" For both are one. - Brihadaranyak Upanishad
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Check NIST (National Institute of Science and Technology) Business School (http://nistbschool.ac.in/ . Mon...nsus-code.asp). There are three Lalganjs, in Chainpur, Lapung, and Kanke (Kanke, I think, is closest to Ranchi, needs checking). Check for Kanke here: http://pagenation.com/world/Kanke%20...5.32_23.43.map. This is for Lalganj, Jharkhand: http://pagenation.com/world/Lalganj%...5.32_23.43.map.

Do you remember any temple, any river, any mountain, any city, town, that may have been mentioned by your forefathers?
Truly that Dharma is the Truth (Satya); Therefore, when a man speaks the Truth, they say, "He speaks the Dharma"; and if he speaks Dharma, they say, "He speaks the Truth!" For both are one. - Brihadaranyak Upanishad
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Thank you very much guys for your help. I appreciate it, thanks.
#10
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Mahuatoli could also be a 'mohalla' (locality) of Lalganj (sort of street address). Ask somebody in Ranchi (Facebook, etc.) for info on Lalganj.
Truly that Dharma is the Truth (Satya); Therefore, when a man speaks the Truth, they say, "He speaks the Dharma"; and if he speaks Dharma, they say, "He speaks the Truth!" For both are one. - Brihadaranyak Upanishad
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Originally posted by: havi05 View Post

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to find out where my ancestors came from, basically,
they were indentured labourers who sailed under the "Birtish Raj" to Mauritius.

I have the name of the village, the "zillah" and "pergunnah". I don't know what those are.

Would you know what they are and I know the following:

Village: LOLLGUNGE
ZILLAH: Ranchee
Pergunnah: DOYRAL

Does anybody know about these. The village name would have probably change cause these were found in really old documents in the 1800s.

Please help, thanks!

ranchi is now in bihar state . u see u need to have immigartion pass of ur forefather to trace out family as thngs have changed by thelong period of time . archives have somereord but not complete . any letter ; picture of ur family will help to shed some light .


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#12
| Loud Noisy Bird
Please check dates on posts before answering questions. This one is from 2009.

Als, please use English words, spacing and punctuation, not SMS/Chat style.
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#13
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Originally posted by: broom View Post

ranchi is now in bihar state. .. email on ..gk.99 at rediffmail.com.
Although the thread is so old, let me state that Ranchi is now the capital of a separate state, Jharkhand. Also, it pays to be careful about from whom you are seeking help.
Truly that Dharma is the Truth (Satya); Therefore, when a man speaks the Truth, they say, "He speaks the Dharma"; and if he speaks Dharma, they say, "He speaks the Truth!" For both are one. - Brihadaranyak Upanishad
#14
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Look, I live in Ranchi and stay very close to LALGANJ. It is a village with very small population. Do you know that there is a river named Swarnarekha near to the village?
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Lalganj village coordinates 23 23' 1'' N 85 24' 48"E