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WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:16 pm
by janette-jones
I'm looking for any connection to Eldina Worrill. All I know about my grandmother is that she was raised by her aunt on her fathers side. The aunts last name Joseph; died 1938; brought my grandmother to San Pedro, DR.

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:05 pm
by MsJeannetteA
Hello. I have a Surname: Joseph in my family in the Dominican Republic. My maternal grandmother name was Doris Joseph.

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:26 am
by janette-jones
Do you know when she died? What part of DR did she live? Other family members of hers? Or any other information about her you can give me. I would appreciate very much. Thank you. :D

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:36 am
by MsJeannetteA
I don't have her exact year of death I would assume it would be after 1933 because my mother was born in 1933. Doris Joseph would have lived in San Pedro de Macoris where my mother is from. I can get more details in a couple of weeks when I go visit my mother in NYC.

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:53 pm
by janette-jones
Wow, interesting!! My Ms Joseph move to Pedro de Macoris from St Thomas with my grandmother. My grandmother's mother died giving birth to her. She, my grandma, was raised by Ms Joseph who was the sister of her father. I'm hoping this is her. Thank you.

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:55 pm
by janette-jones
Are you on ancestry or gedmatch??

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:05 pm
by MsJeannetteA
I'm on Ancestry. I do know of several other Dominican Joseph's too. So it's a popular name for those descendants from the English speaking Caribbean who came to DR in the late 1800s to work the sugar cane fields. Do some research on the "Cocolos" of Dominican Republic to get a deeper historical perspective on the migration. My father side of the family are from St Croix but they came to DR in the late 1800s

I also just received my Ancestry DNA so you can find me on there under "Jeannette Abrahamson".

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:39 pm
by janette-jones
I dont find you under that name. Do you have a username? and thanks for the info on cocolos. I will check that out.

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:46 pm
by MsJeannetteA
Msjeannettea is my username

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:29 am
by janette-jones
Did you take the test yet?

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:54 am
by MsJeannetteA
Yes I have an received my results.

Re: WORRILL - St. Thomas, Dominican Republic

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:22 am
by janette-jones
Ok, so then, we don't share dna. Hmmm!

But thank you so much for the info on cocolos. I have heard the term before recently. I looked into it and found a couple of books, I will continue to research this. You've been a big help on finding my great grandmother/great aunt. Thank you.