Posted By:Evelyn Campbell
Subject:Re: The VOC and Human Heritage in Sri Lanka: the Dutch Burghers of Ceylon, 1640-2014
Post Date:September 19, 2011 at 10:07:05
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Forum:Sri Lanka Genealogy Forum
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I think this is a wonderful undertaking. I seem to have run into the lost generations who left Ceylon for the Federated Malay States (FMS) in my family history research.

I am trying to connect my grandfather, Arthur Bertram Joseph to his roots in Ceylon, but I am missing the link. He married my grandmother, Florence Helena Ware in Ipoh, Perak, Malaya, in 1915/16. He was a clerk in a tin mining company.

With both grandparents being gone and my grandfather passing away long before my parents were married, there is no one now living who has any information.

I cannot find any information on whether he came over from Ceylon or whether it was his father who made the journe. In tracing my European roots I have been able to find shipping records to trace my ancestors' journeys, but I can't seem to find any showing passengers between Ceylon and the FMS.

Pleas post updates on what you have found for these lost Malayan-Ceylonese Dutch Burghers, so that those of us who are searching for our roots can find our way home to our forefathers.