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Indian Indentureship Records - General Registers

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A comprehensive record of East Indian Indentured Immigrants. These are large bound volumes which cover specific chronological periods, for example, 1845-1857; 1881-1886. Information is recorded according to the arrival of ships. Names of ships are boldly written at the top of each page. Pages are in numerical sequence with information in columns. These include the Ship number followed by the Registration number of the immigrants (in numerical order), and thereafter by name of immigrant, father’s name, age, sex, name of estate, name and date of arrival of ship and finally the Remarks column. Information such as birth, death, illness, return to India, receipt of land is recorded under Remarks. Registers of the late 1800’s and 1900 contain additional information such as caste, native place, bodily marks, and date of exemption.

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Indian Immigration Office
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No restriction on access
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8 linear feet
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