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About Sindhi heritage: families & stories
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Welcome. Family trees and stories, are a fun way of remembering our relatives - far and wide.

We started our genealogical fact finding journey in 2003 - thanks to encouragement from our elders.
En route, information technology has naturally played a great part in our research effort.

The "List of Last Names" below, is a useful cross reference of families included at this site. Not
surprisingly, the international and multicultural nature of Sindhi families becomes evident.

In 2016, we translated Amilan-jo-Ahwal(A history of the Amils). Written in Sindhi in 1919, the book
captures stories of Amil and Bhaibund families, who had to adapt to historical events spanning 250
years: under Muslim Kalhora (1700) and Talpur (1783) dynasties, followed by British Administration
(1843). The migration of Hindu families (starting c. 1670), mainly from Multan-Punjab and Shikarpur
into north Sindh Province, and the continual shift southwards towards Karachi, is described in the
context of numerous villages and towns (including Khudabad, Larkana, Hyderabad, and Shikarpur)
dotted along ancient trunk roads. 

Over time, these Hindu migrants, originally from Punjab and neighbouring parts of the subcontinent,
became known as Sindhis. 

The book traces the roots of many such Sindhi families. By combining these roots with our own
research, we present here an expanding number of Sindh-based family trees and their branches. 

Our material is continuously refreshed, often through valuable pre-Partition notes and stories,
provided by Sindhis residing across the globe. We hope you enjoy examining this wonderful tapestry
of Sindhi heritage.

Your suggestions and contributions are most welcome. Guestbook entries made by you, will hopefully
encourage others to participate, and thus create worthwhile records for future generations.

Best Wishes!
Ramesh Ramchandra Shamdasani (email)
Sindhi naming conventions follow the general pattern below: 
#1:Male names - middle name is taken from father's first name. This helps trace lineage.
#2:Unmarried female names - middle name is taken from father's first name; surname is taken from
father's surname. 
#3:Married female names - middle name is taken husband's first name (if known). Surname retains
father's surname, as this can help in ancestry searches.
Male date of births where not available, are estimated using several factors:
a)historical events of the day involving Kalhora dynasty (called Mians),Talpur dynasty (called Mirs)
and British Administration 
b) assumption that males are of a healthy age, generally between 20 and 40 (depending on occupation
e.g. swordsman, zamindar, Diwan, Munshi, sindhworker, student at college, etc);
c) father and first son are generally separated by 18-20 years;
d) brothers are separated by 1-2 years.
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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