FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH & BESPOKE TRAILS IN INDIA
If you want to trace the history of family members who lived in India in the past, our team of researches can provide support by undertaking specific research on archival sources and locating places that are related to your family members' activities in India.
We can do this virtually, by sending you materials and pictures, or in person, by organizing a bespoke tour based on your family's history. If you have already done the research yourself and have a list of some places associated with your family history, we can also create a bespoke trail for you and take you there, with insights about historical contexts.
Tracing Legacies launched in July 2019 and we have so far helped 4 UK families to trace their roots in Calcutta and the rest of West Bengal.
Please note that we cannot guarantee how much information will be discovered, as that depends on the availability and accessibility of sources and archives.
HERITAGE WALK CALCUTTA
Tracing Legacies is an initiative of Heritage Walk Calcutta (HWC). HWC is an academic-run, research-oriented for-profit social enterprise that aims to translate in-depth historical and cultural research into ethical and immersive experiences for locals and tourists alike. This is done through walking tours of Kolkata and longer trails.
For capacity building and community outreach HWC also organizes workshops for children and adults that teach certain skills that are not otherwise available and that make them aware and responsible stakeholders for sustainable maintenance of our collective urban heritage in a time of rapid urban expansion.