Got Burmese Ancestry?

Whenever I’m faced with a new locality of research, I check the FamilySearch Research Wiki for suggestions.

Earlier today a webinar attendee asked about accessing records in BURMA. Out of curiosity, I checked the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

Myanmar, known for most of its history in the West as Burma, is a country in Asia bordered by Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, and Thailand. It was formerly ruled by Great Britain. The official language is Burmese.” [Emphasis added.]

The wiki explains British Colonization from 1826-1948 as follows: “The First Anglo-Burmese War ended with a British East India Company victory in 1826. All of Burma came under British rule by 1886. On 4 January 1948, the nation became an independent republic.”

You’ll want to view the Myanmar research page to look for digital images.
https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/asia-&-middle-east/myanmar

What do you do when the records are sparse?

This is the time to work on studying the culture and culture of the area.


IMAGE: Myanmar Flag courtesy of Ccsmith who has released this into the public domain.


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