This site is dedicated to my research into my paternal Wemyss family heritage. It was created primarily to enable me to document my family history research and secondly in the hope that it would bring me into contact with others who could assist me in my research or for me to assist in theirs.

My family tree is hosted and available at

Gary Wemyss

Wemyss Family

A bit about my family

My father and his family are Anglo-Indians and they lived in India from the mid 1800's to Independence in 1948 when the family were forced to flee to Britain during the unrest.

Photograph: My father's family - Lahore 1938

His family was primarily employed by the East Indian Railway in the northern states of India and resided in Calcutta, Lahore, Karachi, Jamalpur, Sahibganj, Allahadad and Asansol.

Tracing exactly when they arrived in India and from where has proved to be very difficult but I am continuing to persevere in the hope that someone out there holds the key.

Photograph: The construction of a steam locomotive at the Jamalpur Workshops circa 1930's

India Steam Train Construction