Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Slaves in the Carribean Islands

For those of you that are of Carribean or British West Indies ancestry, Ancestry.com has a massive search site which lists the names of former slaves as well as their slave owners.

It is listed as below under:
Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 Census & Voter Lists Antigua and Barbuda.

To get to the site,
1. Pull up Ancestry.com's main page
2. Click search all databases
3. Click on "Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834"
4. Enter slave's surname and/or first name
5. You can narrow your search by colony dependency and/or parish

Coloney dependencies search options include Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Berbice, Dominica, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Mauritius, Nevis, Sri Lanka, St. Christopher, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Tobago, Trinidad and Virgin Islands.

This is a great site and an invaluable resources for those of you in search of your Carribean ancestry.

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