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.

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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