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On Joseph Rachell of Barbados, by Karl Watson

This month is Black History month. I was asked to speak on a topic for local TV... which I was quite happy to do. However, they wanted me to talk about Nelson. I refused politely, explaining that I had already said everything I wanted to say about Horatio Nelson and his role in the Caribbean. Furthe...
by bimjim
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:24 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Joseph Rachell of Barbados, by Karl Watson
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Re: French West Indies Records

Thanks, Badminton, I fixed the original Post.
by bimjim
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Research specialties - French West Indies
Topic: French West Indies Records
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

[Jamaica] Jewish Cemetery Restoration - Phase 1

Dear Friends, Please see the attached Power Point presentation which speaks to the beginning of the restoration of this old cemetery which is located in Spanish Town, the then capital of Jamaica from 1539 until 1872. We started cemetery restoration and cataloguing with the cleaning up of the Hunt's ...
by bimjim
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:01 am
 
Forum: Jamaica
Topic: [Jamaica] Jewish Cemetery Restoration - Phase 1
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Controversial - The Jewish pirates of Jamaica

During 2016 the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation will be engaged in a number of new historic marker projects. Four are planned for the Caribbean - Surinam, St. Thomas, Nevis and Jamaica. Though none will be focused on Jewish pirates, all will be affirming Jewish presence and contrib...
by bimjim
Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Jamaica
Topic: Controversial - The Jewish pirates of Jamaica
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: Looking for father - HINES in Jamaica

Your HINES father may not have been in Kingston after all... if he was one of these two born in Porus and still alive, he would be 89 or 92 this year... https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XNXN-V86 Name Roy Noel Hines Event Type Birth Event Date 31 May 1923 Event Place Porus, Manchester, Jamaica...
by bimjim
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:49 pm
 
Forum: Jamaica
Topic: Looking for father - HINES in Jamaica
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Looking for father - HINES in Jamaica

karlene... Each Parish in Jamaica has AT LEAST one Group on Facebook, most have two or more, and the people in those Groups are very helpful. May I suggest that you find the right Parish Group for where you were born, give them enough info to go on, and see if maybe they can help you. In Facebook, s...
by bimjim
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:00 am
 
Forum: Jamaica
Topic: Looking for father - HINES in Jamaica
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Looking for father - HINES in Jamaica

karlene... Each Parish in Jamaica has AT LEAST one Group on Facebook, most have two or more, and the people in those Groups are very helpful. May I suggest that you find the right Parish Group for where you were born, give them enough info to go on, and see if maybe they can help you. In Facebook, s...
by bimjim
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:00 am
 
Forum: Surnames H
Topic: Looking for father - HINES in Jamaica
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Records of the Danish West Indies

Dante C. Beretta wrote: I found this site recently and I wanted to make sure everyone interested in the records of the Danish West Indies knows about this- the Danish archives (Rigsarkivet) has put many of the Danish West Indies records . in the hopes of getting these records transcribed as part of ...
by bimjim
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Research Specialties - Danish West Indies
Topic: Records of the Danish West Indies
Replies: 3
Views: 545

New Features Make it Easier to Find and View Family Records

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/viewerupdate/?cid=social_20151203_55916756&adbid=10153127735906039&adbpl=fb&adbpr=328754391038 New Features Make it Easier to Find and View Family Records Matt Wright November 4, 2015 FamilySearch collections are growing every day, adding genealogically r...
by bimjim
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Useful Links
Topic: New Features Make it Easier to Find and View Family Records
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Re: The Forgotten “White” Slaves The Slaves That Time Forgot

The fact really is that the English treated everybody else like subhumans; not just the Irish and Scots, but also the French, Africans, Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Egyptians - everybody and anybody who was not white and English, everybody and anybody who came under their control, whether they were i...
by bimjim
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:19 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Forgotten “White” Slaves The Slaves That Time Forgot
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Look-ups

Maybe if you left a Post in the "Look-up Requests" Board with details someone may be able to help... but without names, places and dates you are not likely to have any replies. Placing a Post in the appropriate Surname Alphabetical area will also last much longer and probably attract more ...
by bimjim
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Look-up Volunteers
Topic: Look-ups
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

The Forgotten “White” Slaves The Slaves That Time Forgot

The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves The Slaves That Time Forgot. By John Martin During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children aged 10 to 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and c...
by bimjim
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:05 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Forgotten “White” Slaves The Slaves That Time Forgot
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: TUCKER - Jamaica

If you click on the PM icon to the right of DonnaR's Post, then DonnaR will be pre-loaded as a recipient, you do not need to add her. Alternatively, go to DonnaR's post, click on her ID ( DonnaR , in bold), and when her page comes up look for and click on "PM: Send private message", which ...
by bimjim
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Surnames T
Topic: TUCKER - Jamaica
Replies: 8
Views: 3620

Re: TUCKER - Jamaica

Judy, you can pass them attached to Private Message. For your own protection I would prefer that emails are not in any public places. Scroll up to DonnaR's Post and look to the right. You will see a square icon with PM on it. Click that to bring up a Message form already set with DonnaR as the recip...
by bimjim
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:02 am
 
Forum: Surnames T
Topic: TUCKER - Jamaica
Replies: 8
Views: 3620

The 25 most common surnames in Barbados

http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/25-most-common-surnames-barbados The 25 most common surnames in Barbados November 20, 2015 What's in a name? Did you know that some people do not have a surname/last name? In fact, in some parts of the world it is common for people to have a mononym or only on...
by bimjim
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:27 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 25 most common surnames in Barbados
Replies: 1
Views: 2893
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