Caribbean Roots

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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Thank you for attending our meeting on Saturday!

Thank you to all those who attended our research meeting yesterday afternoon. It was an inspiring and motivating meeting. Visitors were researching a variety of islands including St Kitts & Nevis, St Croix, St Thomas, Grenada, Jamaica, Cuba, Barbados, Panama. I am sure we all took inspiration from the successes of those present and it …

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Happy Christmas

We would like to wish all our members and researchers a safe and peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year. There is no December meeting. Our next meeting is Saturday 30th January at 2.00pm (GMT). Make a note in your diaries! We hope to see you then. More details of our plans to follow.