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Dear Vani

I am trying to trace my family's roots in India and do not know where to begin.  The only information I have is that they hailed from Gujarat, and my grandfather, Popat Teja, left Porbander in 1900 to settle in Zanzibar.

Any ideas to further my search would be appreciated.

Thanks

Karim

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Hello Karim,

Gujarat state now has a proper record keeping but the erstwhile states may not have maintained citizen records. Can you provide some more info about his birth or education? I'll try and check if I can find any traces with the current department.

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Vani  

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I can handle any query related to the history, tradition, folklore, culture, people, places of India in Asia. Am particularly interested in education at all levels - school, college, university.

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4 decades in a country with 5000 years of history, that speaks 1600 dialects, and has a population of 1.2 billion.

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BA (Psychology), MBA

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