Our July zoom meeting

Thank you so much to those who joined us from far and wide at our July zoom research meeting on Saturday. It is fair to say we had an inspirational, motivational, collaborative and very enjoyable afternoon! We were researching a variety of Islands including St Thomas, St Kitts & Nevis, Jamaica, Barbados, St Croix, Grenada, Trinidad and Cuba

We learnt so much about ‘Talking to Elders’ and yes there are right and wrong ways of doing that!

We are helping each other with our brick walls and now know that we are not alone in our highs and lows.

Briefly we talked about the use of pedigree charts and family group sheets and we will cover this in more detail in another meeting

A number of books were mentioned that we use in our research . Here is a reminder:

Also a reminder of websites that can be used in your research:

Slave Voyages Database https://www.slavevoyages.org/

Legacies of British Slave Ownership: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/

Digital Library of the Caribbean: https://dloc.com/

French birth records from Caribbean: http://anom.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/

Wills, land owners, military information: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

We will not be meeting in August but we will still be here to help if you need us. Just email cfhg.sol.birm@gmail.com with your query and someone will respond.

A date for your diary – Our next meeting is on Saturday 26th September at 14.00 BST and will include the interesting subject ‘Mixed up, Secretive Caribbean Families ‘

Enjoy your research! We look forward to hearing about all your discoveries!