Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors

A National Archives Guide

Author: Guy Grannum

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408178877

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 3402

This book is ideal for anyone who reaserching their Caribbean family history The National Archives and beyond. The National Archives holds records for many people who lived in British West Indian colonies such as emigrants, plantation owners, slaves, soldiers, sailors and transported criminals. The Archives also hold the colonial office records for the British West Indies. This includes state correspondence to and from the colonies and passenger lists. Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors also shows readers how to use family history sources and genealogy websites and indexes beyond The National Archives. Fully updated and revised, this new edition covers recent developments in Caribbean archives, including details of newly released information and archives that are now available online. This book outlines the primary research sources for those tracing their Caribbean ancestry and describes details of access to archives, further reading, useful websites and how to find and accurately search family history sources. As Britain does not hold locally created records of its dependencies such as church records, this book doubles as a gateway to the local history sources throughout the Caribbean that remain in each country's archives and register office. This book will be of use to anyone researching family history in British Caribbean countries of Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands as well as Guyana, Belize and Bermuda.
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Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors

A National Archives Guide

Author: Guy Grannum

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408178869

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 8857

This book is ideal for anyone who reaserching their Caribbean family history The National Archives and beyond. The National Archives holds records for many people who lived in British West Indian colonies such as emigrants, plantation owners, slaves, soldiers, sailors and transported criminals. The Archives also hold the colonial office records for the British West Indies. This includes state correspondence to and from the colonies and passenger lists. Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors also shows readers how to use family history sources and genealogy websites and indexes beyond The National Archives. Fully updated and revised, this new edition covers recent developments in Caribbean archives, including details of newly released information and archives that are now available online. This book outlines the primary research sources for those tracing their Caribbean ancestry and describes details of access to archives, further reading, useful websites and how to find and accurately search family history sources. As Britain does not hold locally created records of its dependencies such as church records, this book doubles as a gateway to the local history sources throughout the Caribbean that remain in each country's archives and register office. This book will be of use to anyone researching family history in British Caribbean countries of Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands as well as Guyana, Belize and Bermuda.
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Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors

A National Archives Guide

Author: Guy Grannum

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140817569X

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 4588

Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors is an essential guide for people who are researching their Caribbean family history at The National Archvies in London.
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Tracing your West Indian ancestors

Author: Guy Grannum

Publisher: Natl Archives

ISBN: 9781903365380

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 3676

Research into West Indian ancestry is a relatively new and much neglected area of study in the U.K. This revised illustrated guide introduces researchers to the main sources available at The National Archives and elsewhere, including electoral and tax returns, land grants, colonial civil servants, the West Indies regiments and the Slave Compensation Commission. This is the only title currently available which brings together the wide range of sources available to researchers of West Indian ancestry. It includes details of recent accessions to The National Archives, in particular relating to the First World War military service records, the British West Indies Regiment and records of service for the merchant navy. It has been updated to include all the administrative changes at The National Archives since publication of the first edition and information about the NA's online services.
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Tracing Ancestors in Barbados

A Practical Guide

Author: Geraldine Lane

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806317656

Category: Reference

Page: 155

View: 4714

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A Tree Without Roots

The Guide to Tracing British, African and Asian-Caribbean Ancestry

Author: Paul Crooks

Publisher: Black Amber

ISBN: 9781905147816

Category: Reference

Page: 202

View: 1320

Designed for people researching their family connections in the Caribbean, this guide is particularly useful for those whose ancestry is complicated by mixed parentage or multiple migrations between Britain, Africa, and the Caribbean. Written by a British author who hit many dead ends as he tried to piece together the saga of his African slave ancestors, the book describes his breakthroughs and identifies archives and records that were previously unknown to genealogists.
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Ancestors

Author: Paul Crooks

Publisher: Black Amber

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 5277

A gripping story of the author's search for his family tree. In the early '90s Paul Crooks undertook an amazing journey from London to the Caribbean and from there to the Gold Coast of Africa where his story began 300 years earlier. His journey to trace lost ancestors is the compelling theme of this novel-fiction based on terrible fact.
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Black Roots

A Beginners Guide To Tracing The African American Family Tree

Author: Tony Burroughs

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780684847047

Category: Reference

Page: 464

View: 4980

Trace, document, record, and write your family's history with this easy-to-read, step-by-step authoritative guide. Finally, here is the fun, easy-to-use guide that African Americans have been waiting for since Alex Haley published Roots more than twenty-five years ago. Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, Black Roots highlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans. Based on solid genealogical principles and designed for those who have little or no experience researching their family's past, but valuable to any genealogist, this book explains everything you need to get started, including: where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history. THIS GUIDE ALSO INCLUDES: real case histories that illustrate the unique challenges posed to African Americans and how they were solved more than 100 illustrations and photographs of actual documents and records you're likely to encounter when tracing your family tree samples of all the worksheets and forms you'll need to keep your research in order a list of the traps even experienced researchers often fall into that hamper their research
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Shaking the Family Tree

Blue Bloods, Black Sheep, and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist

Author: Buzzy Jackson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439149263

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7916

“WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? ” As a historian, Buzzy Jackson thought she knew the answers to these simple questions—that is, until she took a look at her scrawny family tree. With a name like Jackson (the twentieth most common American surname), she knew she must have more relatives and more family history out there, somewhere. Her first visit to the Boulder Genealogy Society brought her more questions than answers . . . but it also gave her a tantalizing peek into the fascinating (and enormous) community of family-tree huggers and after-hours Alex Haleys. In Shaking the Family Tree, Jackson dives headfirst into her family gene pool: flying cross-country to locate an ancient family graveyard, embarking on a weeklong genealogy Caribbean cruise, and even submitting her DNA for testing to try to find her Jacksons. And in the process of researching her own family lore (Who was Bullwhip Jackson?) she meets legions of other genealogy buffs who are as interesting as they are driven—from the boy who saved his allowance so he could order his great-grandfather’s death certificate to the woman who spends her free time documenting the cemeteries of Colorado ghost towns. Through Jackson’s research she connects with distant relatives, traces her roots back more than 250 years and in the process comes to discover—genetically, historically, and emotionally—the true meaning of “family” for herself.
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Sugar in the Blood

A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire

Author: Andrea Stuart

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307474542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

View: 1410

Presents a history of the interdependence of sugar, slavery, and colonial settlement in the New World through the story of the author's ancestors, exploring the myriad connections between sugar cultivation and her family's identity, genealogy, and financial stability.
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Tracing Your Glasgow Ancestors

A Guide for Family and Local Historians

Author: Ian Maxwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1473867231

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 6062

Tracing Your Glasgow Ancestors is a volume in the series of city ancestral guides published by Pen & Sword for readers and researchers who want to find out about life in Glasgow in the past and to know where the key sources for its history can be found. In vivid detail it describes the rise of Glasgow through tobacco, shipping, manufacturing and trade from a minor cathedral town to the cosmopolitan center of the present day. Ian Maxwell’s book focuses on the lives of the local people both rich and poor and on their experience as Glasgow developed around them. It looks at their living conditions, at health and the ravages of disease, at the influence of religion and migration and education. It is the story of the Irish and Highland migrants, Quakers, Jews, Irish, Italians, and more recently people from the Caribbean, South-Asia and China who have made Glasgow their home. A wealth of information on the city and its people is available, and Glasgow Ancestors is an essential guide for anyone researching its history or the life of an individual ancestor. institutions, clubs, societies and schools.
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Black Genealogy

Author: Charles L. Blockson,Ron Fry

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9780933121539

Category: Reference

Page: 232

View: 7732

Presents the obstacles and advantages of searching for Black family history, including information about places to research, and documents and techniques used to uncover genealogical history, even though considered lost or incomplete.
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Finding a Place Called Home

A Guide to African-American Genealogy and Historical Identity

Author: Dee Woodtor

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 499

View: 787

A comprehensive guide to AfricanAmerican history and genealogy shares uptodate advice on tracing a family's African roots, explaining how to use the Internet, census reports, and other records to trace a family tree. Reprint.
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Creole Religions of the Caribbean

An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo

Author: Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814762573

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 3450

Creolization—the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices-is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious and healing traditions and the remnants of Amerindian practices, to fashion new systems of belief. Creole Religions of the Caribbean offers a comprehensive introduction to the syncretic religions that have developed in the region. From Vodou, Santería, Regla de Palo, the Abakuá Secret Society, and Obeah to Quimbois and Espiritismo, the volume traces the historical-cultural origins of the major Creole religions, as well as the newer traditions such as Pocomania and Rastafarianism. Chapters devoted to specific traditions trace their history, their pantheons and major rituals, and their current-day expressions in the Caribbean and in the diaspora. The volume also provides a general historical background of the Caribbean region. Creole Religions of the Caribbean is the first text to provide a study of the Creole religions of the Caribbean and will be an indispensable guide to the development of these rich religious traditions and practices. With 23 black and white illustrations
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Jamaican Ancestry

How to Find Out More

Author: Madeleine E. Mitchell

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 0788442821

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 7117

If you think there's not much you can do without traveling to Jamaica, you're wrong! Many records are available if you know how to access the various sources through libraries and other repositories. Here you'll find hints and details on what's available
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Tracing Your Railway Ancestors

A Guide for Family Historians

Author: Di Drummond

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781844158645

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 502

Diane Drummond's informative guide to Britain's railways will be absorbing reading for anyone who wants to learn about the history of the industry & for family history researchers who want to find out about the careers of their railway ancestors. In a clear way she guides readers through the social, technical & economic aspects of the story.
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Sephardic Genealogy

Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and Their World

Author: Jeffrey S. Malka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886223417

Category: History

Page: 449

View: 9369

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Finding Samuel Lowe

China, Jamaica, Harlem

Author: Paula Williams Madison

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062331655

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9515

This powerful debut tells the story of Paula Williams Madison's Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. He became romantically involved with a Jamaican woman, Paula's grandmother, and they lived together modestly with their daughter in his Kingston dry goods store, Chiney Shop. In 1920 his Chinese soon-to-be wife arrived to set up a "proper" family. When he requested to take his three-year-old daughter with him, Paula's jealous grandmother made sure that Lowe never saw his child again. That began an almost one-hundred-year break in their family. Years later, the arrival of her only grandchild raising questions about family and legacy, Paula decided to search for Samuel Lowe's descendants in China. With the support of her brothers and the help of encouraging strangers, a determined Paula eventually pieced together her grandfather's life, following his story from China to Jamaica and back. Her amazing search is vividly rendered. Paula has produced an emotional memoir that travels from Toronto to Jamaica to China. Using old documents, digital records, and referrals from the insular and interrelated Chinese-Jamaican community, she found three hundred long-lost relatives in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China. She even located documented family lineage that traces back three thousand years to 1006 BC. Her wonderfully warm elders, all born in Jamaica and raised in China, shared the history and accomplishments of the Lowes in the East and the West, as well as the hardships and persecution suffered by her capitalist grandfather during the Communist era and the Cultural Revolution. Finding Samuel Lowe is a remarkable journey about one woman's path to self-discovery. It is a story about love and devotion that transcends time and race, and a beautiful reflection of the power of family and the interconnectedness of our world.
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Tracing Your Alabama Past

Author: Robert Scott Davis

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617035241

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 9267

Searching for your Alabama ancestors? Looking for historical facts? Dates? Events? This book will lead you to the places where you'll find answers. Here are hundreds of direct sources--governmental, archival, agency, online--that will help you access information vital to your investigation. "Tracing Your Alabama Past" sets out to identify the means and the methods for finding information on people, places, subjects, and events in the long and colorful history of this state known as the crossroads of Dixie. It takes researchers directly to the sources that deliver answers and information. This comprehensive reference book leads to the wide array of essential facts and data--public records, census figures, military statistics, geography, studies of African American and Native American communities, local and biographical history, internet sites, archives, and more. For the first time Alabama researchers are offered a how-to book that is not just a bibliography. Such complex sources as Alabama's biographical/genealogical materials, federal land records, Civil WarAera resources, and Native American sources are discussed in detail, along with many other topics of interest to researchers seeking information on this diverse Deep South state. Much of the book focuses on national sources that are covered elsewhere only in passing, if at all. Other books only touch on one subject area, but here, for the first time, are directions to the Who, What, When, Where, and Why."
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Tracing Your Hispanic Heritage

Author: George R. Ryskamp

Publisher: Hispanic Family History Res

ISBN: N.A

Category: Genealogy

Page: 954

View: 3250

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