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French West Indies Database

Postby StMartinFamily » Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:55 pm

Anyone know how to obtain birth, death, marriage records for French West Indies? Anyone have any research info on the French West Indies? Please point me in the right direction.
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Re: French West Indies Database

Postby Badminton » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:41 pm

What names are you looking for in French St. Martin? Please give me full names, dates if possible, and relationships and I'll see if I can help. Probably can't help if they were Catholic as I don't have those records.
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Re: French West Indies Database

Postby CEBFW » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:36 am

Check for the Martinique archives website. The staff does respond to queries, especially names of early settlers
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Re: French West Indies Database

Postby errehc » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:11 am

Can you be more specific about the Martinique Archives website? Do you know the URL?
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Re: French West Indies Database

Postby caquart » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:53 am

Have a look at the French Archives for their overseas dependencies at http://anom.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/

1. Click on Etat Civil - Registres numerises
2.Choose your territory from the drop down list
3. Choose a community and the tpye of register - table annuelle and decennale are indexes - go from there.

Everything is free.

Hope this helps,

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Re: French West Indies Database

Postby errehc » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:06 am

Cathy,

Thanks!

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Re: French West Indies Database

Postby Badminton » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:54 am

Thanks Cathy. How long have these records been available .?

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Re: French West Indies Database

Postby caquart » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:34 am

Hi Heather,

For a couple of years now, but they are adding new stuff all the time.

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Re: French West Indies Database

Postby bimjim » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:18 pm

Hi, Cathy...

My French is not that great any more, especially not on forms like this.

So can I ask for a few minutes of your time, please, to search the Guadeloupe records for a Free Negro woman with the name of MINIFRED?

I have no last name, but she appears in Barbados in 1804 as a "Free Negro Woman" as the partner of my ancestor and mother of his children. He was born in 1769, is "described" as a Free Mulatto", and so far neither one have any records that we can find (apart from an abstract of his will).

If it helps, she would have a probable birth date between 1769 and 1786. There was exchange of slaves between the probable owners in Barbados and Guadeloupe about that time (possibly a purchase of family members, a practice which seems to run in this family), so I suspect she may have come from there, or from Martinique, either as a free person or as a slave.

Much appreciated...

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Re: French West Indies Database

Postby caquart » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:49 am

Hi Jim,

Do you have an idea which community she might have come from? Is there a surname? There are many baptisms without surnames so that is not an issue, but just checking. I'd be happy to have a look for you.

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Re: French West Indies Database

Postby bimjim » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:44 am

All I have from the first record of her in 1804 is the name Minifred Lynch. Since she was Hamlet Lynch's partner (or wife) I have no other info.

And I am not sure she came from Guadeloupe or Martinique, it is just that there were mentions of an officer (from Barbados) named Lynch who was in Guadeloupe for a while, and in connection with him there were slaves transferred from there to Barbados whose names coincided with Lynch family members.

Sorry... and thanks.
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