Caribbean Roots

Bring us your Caribbean family history queries today!

The Caribbean Family History Group are attending the Oxfordshire Family History Fair as a stall holder today, Saturday 02 October. The event is from 10am – 4.00pm. You will need to register to attend and attendance is FREE. Registration can be made at this link on the Family History Federation website. So if you are …

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Have you ancestors with a connection to Trinidad?

Come to our research meeting on Saturday 29th May at 14.00hrs(BST) to learn more about researching family in Trinidad. The Caribbean Family History Group would like to welcome Ann Dardaine, who will be talking about researching family in Trinidad and about what is available in the archives. Ann is a genealogist with ten years’ experience …

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Windrush Generation

An interesting website for anyone connected to the Windrush generation. In conjunction with the Barbados Museum and Historical Society and University of West Indies, a Virtual Museum of Caribbean Migration has been set up click here for the home page and then go to ‘Exhibition Panels’. The Virtual Museum combines digital exhibits with audience participation …

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Tips When Researching

How are you documenting your research? Have you considered setting up a checklist so you don’t go back over the same information? Listed below are the main documents/records you will be looking for : Birth records/certificate Baptism records Marriage records/certificate Death record/certificate Cemetery /burial records Census records Passenger lists Land tax records Military records Court …

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Newspapers of the Caribbean added to British Newspaper Archives

The British Newspaper Archives has recently added some Caribbean Newspapers to its online collection. The Morning Journal, Jamaica, St Christopher Advertiser, St Kitts Daily Express, The Sun Antigua and Barbados Agricultural reporter have recently been added to their collection If you already have a subscription, why not take a look. If not you will need …

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Free access to My Heritage

To celebrate St Valentine’s Day, My Heritage are giving free access to marriage records from 10th-16th February! Click on the link for further information; My Heritage . You will need to be fast, limited time only! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Free Downloads – National Archives

Have you found a link to a plantation in your family research? Did your relative hold a prominent role in council or was he a sailor? The National Archives at Kew holds many documents relating to plantations, government and shipping records in the Caribbean. They are currently offering free downloads of some documents. Will downloads …

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