India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees - FamilySearch Historical Records

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India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958
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Punjab, India
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Record Description
Record Type Land Ownership Pedigrees
Collection years 1887-1958
Languages Urdu
Title in the Language: بھارت، پنجاب، میں لینڈ ملکیت
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Moga District Commission

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes records from 1887 to 1958 from the districts of Moga and Firozpur in Malwa region in the state of Punjab. These records are written in Urdu and in Punjabi.

The records include land ownership pedigrees (Shajjra Nasb), kept by the state at the district level. These pedigrees show familial relationships of individual’s land ownership as it was passed from father to son.

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India, has initiated a centrally sponsored scheme to computerize land records. The centrally sponsored scheme on Computerization of Land Records (CoLR) was started as a pilot project in eight districts. These districts are not part of this collection at present (2018).

District State Former state
Rangareddy Telangala Andhra Pradesh (2014)
Sonitpur Assam
Singbhum Jharkand Bihar (2000)
Gandhinagar Gujarat
Morena Madhya Pradesh
Wardha Maharashtra
Mayurbhanj Odisha
Dungarpur Rajasthan

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

Records prior to 1950 are written in Urdu; afterwards, the records are written in Punjabi.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Families and pedigrees are recorded in the land records. Extended pedigrees form biographies, some going back 110 generations to 2200 BC.

The following information may be found in these records:

Land ownership pedigrees

  • Name of first ancestor to own property
  • Names of children
  • Type of land transaction
  • History of the village
  • How the subdivisions were named
  • Record keeper's name
  • Revenue collector's name
  • Date document signed
  • Name of the street, the village, district, and subdivision

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search, it would be helpful to know the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year and place of residence
  • District

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select District Office
  2. Select Record Type and Volume Number to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information to find more.
  • Compile the information on the land records to find more family information; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person.
  • Try variations of given names and surnames. A person might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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