Barbados

Meeting on Saturday 26th September

Please join us at our zoom meeting on Saturday 26th September at 14.00BST. Our topics this month will include: Update on talking with elders Helping a researcher with a brick wall An intriguing talk ‘Mix Up, Secretive Caribbean Families’ Please email us to register your attendance. Your first meeting is FREE, thereafter £5 per meeting. …

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Read the extraordinary story of how, over 2500 prisoners of war were brought to Hampshire from the Caribbean in 1796

Soldiers from the When Britain and Revolutionary France went to war in 1793, their Caribbean colonies were also caught up in the conflict. Many people from Caribbean islands such as St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenada fought in French military units against the British. In 1796 over 2,000 free French black soldiers were captured and …

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Paul Crooks Ancestry Talks

Paul Crooks has researched his African/Caribbean Ancestry and traced his family back 6 generations from London to Jamaica to West Africa . He is currently offering some informative talks through Eventbrite. Follow the links from his website to make a booking. Tonight’s talk is ‘Tracing Black Ancestry – Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered’ …

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Read about The Endangered Archives Programme

The Endangered Archives programme facilitates the digitisation of documents from around the world that are in danger following hurricanes, floods , earthquakes. This includes a number of the Caribbean Islands. This work will greatly assist us in our searches for historical documents on our family history quest. The Barbadian Newspaper has recently been digitised. Read …

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