Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Friday, September 2, 2011
New Book on Armenian Graves in India
Noted Armenian researcher Liz Chater recently published a new book, Armenian Graves, Inscriptions and Memorials in India, DACCA, 1722–1977. It has more than 160 color photographs of the remaining graves at the Armenian Church Dhaka (Dacca, previously in Bengal but now in Bangladesh). The book also includes more than 25 individual family tree charts that relate directly to the Armenians buried in Dhaka. The grave inscriptions are cross-referenced with the original Armenian Church death register entries, with additional information from the registers where possible. All transcriptions and register entries written in Armenian have been translated into English. Chater is passoniate about Armenian genealogy and raising awareness of Armenians in India and hopes that her efforts will help keep the history of this community alive.