Hi, just stumbled on your site! It's a shame there's nothing similar up this end! I'm from bradford but live in fleetwood now! It's only within the past couple of year that I've started looking into my Anglo Indian roots! My grandad was called William George smith, born in meerut in 1933. His mum was called angle smith née Blake and his dad also called William Smith! All of which were born in meerut. My grandad and at least his brother (Kenneth I think) moved over in the late 40s early 50s! He met my grandma (not Anglo indian) and married in 1952. I'd love to try and find his brother. Or some of his family. Apparantly they fell out! My dad said my grandad didn't really talk about his time in India. So any information or help would be greatly appreciated! From what I've read, the Anglo indian community is/are a proud people! With a rich history! To which I'm proud to be desended from! Sorry for babbling on lol..
You should come to our Thursday Club where you are likely to meet someone who may know your family. Email me for more information and good luck!
I have been trawling through loads of ancestry stuff for weeks to try and put together a family tree .My father came to England with his Mum and sisters in 1947,they came from Madras, I am very proud to have Anglo Indian running through my veins ,and my grown up children are so fascinated by it all too .
U said ur dad is from Madras right, could he speak some of the local languages such as tamil?
We know some Whites who are now in the States, email me for more details. Also please try and come to some of our events and Thursday Club where you will meet a lot of Anglos who may know your family.
We Anglo-Indians are largely an unsung culture - apart from those famous, talented singers we all know about! - but we are very culturally rich and that richness is celebrated and expressed with re-unions, and dances; and in many homes through Christianity and family rituals at Christmas and Easter etc. It is also expressed in our achievements and talents, here and elsewhere. And this seems to be a consistent pattern throughout the world wherever there are Anglo-Indians.
I am the son of Ken & Stella Anthony (nee D'Cruize) who brought me and my sister Sharon to England in 1964. Granddad Aloysius Anthony and Grandma Amy (nee Oliver-Lewis); and Granddad Matthew D'Cruize and Grandma Angelina are part of my proud ancestry of Anglo-Indians.
I am based in London.
Is your organisation aware of any organisations that assist Anglo-Indians either migrate or make a better life for themselves in India?
Or perhaps organisations that for example would help fund schooling for children of Anglo-Indians in India, so that they, the next generation, can make a better life going forward?
I feel there is a real need to do more. Yes we celebrate. And that's great. Yes we must achieve. Great too. But how can Anglo-Indians who didn't make it abroad, or make it in India, be extended a “Hand-up”, by the rest of us who did make it in some way. And often our “making-it” was typically triggered by our parents or grandparents foresight and drive AND their being lucky enough to migrate or get an education?
If there are no such organisations, is anybody interested in forming an organisation that is pro-active in helping Anglo-Indians still in India? Funded by AIs and their descendants abroad. In the digital-age it would be very fitting if Anglo-Indians themselves created a digital portal for this singular, dedicated,social-enterprise purpose.
Is there sufficient interest and drive out there to for us to do something to extend a collective “Hand-up” one fortunate Anglo-Indian to one less fortunate unknown other? Together?