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About Memon Tanzania Tree
Asalaamualaikum !
I immigrated to Toronto,Canada in 1993 with my wife Rabiya and my two children Khatija and Mustaqim
from Dar es salaam, Tanzania. I was born in Zanzibar, the last of 8 siblings to Omer Kassam and
Khatija Haji Abdulla . Memons from Sindh,Kathiawar and Kutch emigrated to East and South Africa in
the 18th century.The majority of Memons from Kutch settled in Zanzibar and were hence called Kutchi
Memons.I have provided interesting  links on the history of Memons.The Kutchi  Memons are made up
of various groupings .We have the Suriyas,Mithaiwallas,Machiaras,Bhakalis,Lakdawallas,Lakhanis and
many more.
These group names were basically derived from the trades they were in and so on. 
After the Zanzibar Revolution in 1964 most of the community members moved to mainland Tanzania and
others to Kenya and other countries in Europe and America. I started  my Family Tree in 2002,
initially building on the hand written Family Tree made by my late uncle Tayib Haji Abdulla   who gave
it to my brother Abdulrauf Omer Kassam and it ended up with me. The hand written tree basically
comprised of the Haji Abdulla   family and included all of my family. I set out to include my
father’s side of the faymily in the tree I was building and came to the realisation that by
connecting the Haji Abdulla  and the Suriya families, I am now adding the Machiaras,
Bhakalis,Mithaiwallas,Lakhas,Dadas and many more because of the relationships built through
marriages. In essence I am adding all the Memons from the Zanzibar Memon community, most of whom 
 moved to Mainland Tanzania.
My Tree is therefore the Memon Tanzania Tree which will enable our future generations to trace their
roots and it is my sincere hope that you will help me to build this Tree by providing data
inputs,photo uploads and corrections when you visit the site.
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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Descendants of Alana Nathoo
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