India and South East Asia SIG (ISEA)
During the course of our genealogical travels many of us have discovered links to India and South East Asia, either via our ancestor's involvement in the East India Company, the British Army, family migration to Australia and elsewhere, or we may just call it home, by virtue of the fact that we were born and raised there.
Whatever your reasons,
hopefully we will be able to help each other with queries and problems by drawing on our collective knowledge ... and come up with ideas
and possible solutions that will assist in our endeavours.
Our outcome will be to have increased
knowledge and understanding of India and South East Asia, in respect to our
research interests - where our ancestors might be found, what they did, how
As a result of numerous
expressions of these interests, an inaugural meeting was held on 23rd October 2010 at
WAGS, with 18 attendees and 13 apologies. The group now meets once a quarter
as the Western Australian
Genealogical Society Inc. India and South East Asia, Special Interest Group or ISEA.
not specifically stated at our initial meeting it is deemed that India, refers
to India as it was prior to Partition and South East Asia encompasses the sub region of Asia,
consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of
India and north of Australia. This comprises the Asian mainland
countries of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Peninsular Malaysia
while the maritime section consists of Brunei, East Malaysia, East Timor,
Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore.
your roots go back to Hong Kong, Macau, etc., you are also most welcome.