Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon

The Journals of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon (JDBU) volumes 1-70 (1908-2005) are available online. These journals are an excellent resource for researching the Dutch Burgher community in Sri Lanka, particularly in the pre-migration period of the late 1950s. The Journals also include 200+ family genealogies. These genealogies have been indexed by family and digitised images are available on this site. In the 1950s these genealogies served as virtual passports to many thousands of Burghers, who migrated to countries like Australia whose immigration policies at the time accommodated only people of European descent.

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