Our meeting on Saturday

Thank you for attending our Zoom research meeting on Saturday 30th July. We welcomed those researching ancestors from a number of islands including US Virgin Islands, Cuba, St KItts & Nevis, Panama, Barbados, Antigua, Grenada and Jamaica.

We had an interesting and informative discussion on different techniques to use when researching. I list some ‘takeaways’ below

  • Always start with a pedigree chart with what you know and work backwards from yourself
  • When researching, try searching on first names only
  • If trying to trace how you connect to DNA matches, build up your matches tree
  • Search under both mother and father’s surnames
  • Search under mother’s maiden name
  • When you find the mother – look for all her other children too – this could give you clues
  • Every child born in St Kitts & Nevis , even if stillborn, is registered
  • Look for mis spellings of names
  • Look in local newspapers for births, marriages, obituaries and if your ancestor owned a business

These are the links to websites that were discussed:

We do not meet in August, however should you have any queries, please drop us an email at this address. Our next meeting in on Saturday 24th September . Please check back here for further information.

Enjoy the summer break! Happy Researching!