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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] East Indies
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 10:12:57 +0100
In message <000201c6516b$6dcd9d20$>, Marg Keable
>Hi, The Dutch East Indies or East Indies was also what we now call Indonesia.
>It is believed that sailors were blown off course on there way to the Dutch East
>Indies and so discovered Western Australia. They use to get spices etc from the
This is not what 'East Indies' normally meant in censuses. a birthplace
in the 'East Indies' would usually mean that the child had been born in
India to a military man or an employee of the East India Compnay,
records for both of which are held in London, -which makes the question
relevant to the London list.
Very few births in what we now think of as the 'East Indies'
(Indonesia) would have been involved.
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society