It takes a while if you are not used to using the search facilities. Maybe best to start with one site explore it and then move on to the next, it takes regular use before you figure out what to do and what not to do. Try again, with the LDS first. I have put it out step by step. www.familysearch.org
- LDS this is a FREE searching facility.
1 - As this site opens you will see boxes to put names in do not enter anything here.
2- scroll down, Select ASIA & MIDDLE EAST click on this title.
3 - Now you will see India, births, deaths and marriages, select an option Births/Bap, Marriages or Deaths and click on it.
4 - Always start by just putting in the surname only, then click on the required section (location) on the right hand side.
5 - Then you can refine your search if you wish by using Chritian names.
Just put names not dates or areas. As this is the India section it will cover all.
You may not find anything on some of the sites.
I am one of the regular listers to the rootsweb india list, your gateway emails filter to the india list.
Let me know how you get on.
Cheryl - firstname.lastname@example.org