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Roye / Moses / Samuels of India, Persia/Iran, Sri Lanka including those of Indian descent but living elsewhere in the world (USA, Australia, UK, Canada, etc.)

Scope of Project

Attempting to gain knowledge and fill out -- as much as possible -- information about my extended family tree which has roots in India but spreads its branches all over the world including the United States of America, Australia, United Kingdom, and Canada.

If you or a member of your tree have any lineage going back to these families, please visit the project and/or get in touch!


The most common last names I'm interested in researching and hopefully connecting are:

  • Roye and Raya (both of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states in South India)
  • Moses (of India, both South and North)
  • Samuels (of both South India and Sri Lanka / Ceylon)

Other last names of interest that also reside in my tree:

  • Sait (of Persia / Iran originally)
  • Ranganaikulu (of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states in South India) ...and others

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Colonial America: Charleston, South Carolina

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Media tab

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Sources tab

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Works Cited

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Suggested Reading

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