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AMERICAN MISSIONARIES BRING EDUCATION TO JAFFNA

Did you know that the American Baptist missionaries were responsible for bringing education to Jaffna and its surrounding districts They founded the Girls’ College at Uduvil in 1820 the oldest…

THE OLD PROTESTANT CEMETERY AT TRINCOMALEE

The remains of Rear Admiral Charles Austin brother of Jane Austin the novelist were brought from Burma and is buried here.  He died aged 73 years on October 7 1852…

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH ST SEBASTIAN COLOMBO Marriages from 1845

Just published e.book PDF format cost £4.00 Approx 500 records mainly Burgher and European with some Sinhalese marriages compiled from various written sources. Many are from the same family. This…

St Mark’s Church Badulla Sri lanka (formerly Ceylon)

St Mark’s Church Badulla

A collection of about 543 Baptisms. 528 Burials and 76 Marriages transcribed from the original church registers of St Mark’s Church Badulla, Sri Lanka. The names are in an alphabetical…

NEWSLETTER July 2015 No 5

Find our latest NEWSLETTER July 2015 just published. Find out the latest news from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Available from Eileen info@kabristan.org.uk

NEWSLETTER No 3 just published

Do subscribe to our latest newsletter just published full of tips and ideas on how to find your family roots. Email us at info@kabristan.org.uk   you lose nothing it is…

MEMORIES OF CEYLON a journey into the past

Follow us on the road to find your ancestors in our video on You Tube http://youtu.be/wET6WII-Bds If necessary paste link into your browser

ST ANDREW’S NAWALAPITIYA & ST MARK’S BADULLA

Both churches have received grants to restore their graveyards funded by BACSA organised by The Kabristan Archives

MEMORIES OF CEYLON

MEMORIES OF CEYLON Lonely for past times, Never again, Will my world be the same, Floating fireflies in the trees Jasmine on the evening breeze, The koel bird’s melancholy call…

PORTUGUESE TAKE-OVER OF CEYLON

Enter the names of De Silva, Perera. Fernando, Rodrigo, Rodriguez and more as the new rulers take over. 1580 Dharma Paala gives the whole island to Portugal 1588 Kandy falls…