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Baptism in those days was not necessarily performed within months of birth, as we do nowadays for every child. One of my forebears baptised herself with her first child, so she was at or above around 17 years of age by then. With the illigetimacy factor placed in there, it could well be that the par...
by bimjim
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:51 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marriage -Church - Illegitimate children
Replies: 2
Views: 4127

There is a series of very large books - part of the name is "Passenger Lists" - which started about 1980 with three volumes. Since then, at least one volume, sometimes three, have been issued every year and add to that particular wealth of knowledge. I am sure they are very expensive, so y...
by bimjim
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:42 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BARBADOS-ST VINCENT-TRINIDAD
Replies: 2
Views: 3614

From the Mormons' IGI (International Genealogical Index) database on-line... http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=igi/search_IGI.asp I inserted John Richardson and Region Caribbean Islands, but all were in Barbados. Then I inserted John Ashley and found this: -- John Ashle...
by bimjim
Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Surnames A
Topic: RICHARDSON/ASHLEY FAMILY SEARCH ASSISTANCE SOUGHT
Replies: 2
Views: 3726

Once you are logged in, you can change your posts... just look for and click on the "Edit" button.
by bimjim
Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Surnames S
Topic: SAM- Trinidad, St. Vincent
Replies: 2
Views: 3316

Way "back in the day", the norm was that people could not read or write. So those who made or kept the records - priests, immigration officers, Colonial Secretaries, etc. - wrote down what they heard. This is where the Mormons "Soundex" collection came from... Lynch sounds like L...
by bimjim
Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Surnames G
Topic: GEORGE, Grenada
Replies: 5
Views: 5245

reference the Seafast name ( and any others you may want to try), go to the IGI database http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=igi/search_IGI.asp and search for your surname. Now note the alternative surnanames that are returned - they would be produced by the Soundex softw...
by bimjim
Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Surnames G
Topic: GEORGE, Grenada
Replies: 5
Views: 5245

LYNCH, Hamlet - Barbados

Looking for any relatives, legitimate or illegitimate, of Hamlet Mayers LYNCH birthplace unknown (ca.1760-1780), partner Menifred or Minifred in Barbados, several children starting 1804.
by bimjim
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Surnames L
Topic: LYNCH, Hamlet - Barbados
Replies: 0
Views: 2457

LYNCH, James - Barbados

Looking for any relatives, legitimate or illegitimate, of James Lynch born Barbados 01feb1858. James was a financier and at times had relatively brief domiciles in Trinidad, Guyana and Jamaica.
by bimjim
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Surnames L
Topic: LYNCH, James - Barbados
Replies: 0
Views: 1951

JONES, Henry "Harry" Milton - Guyana, Trinidad

Henry "Harry" Milton JONES - Trinidad Looking for any relatives of Henry "Harry" Milton JONES b.ca.1916, went on to Barbados and Trinidad. Harry's mother was a Webber/Webster from Trinidad, and he had several siblings, one was a brother named Garth Jones. Seeking any verifiable f...
by bimjim
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Surnames J
Topic: JONES, Henry "Harry" Milton - Guyana, Trinidad
Replies: 18
Views: 8806

The Mormons created family tree software called GEDCOM, which is free - I think. I personally use (formerly Broderbund) Family Tree Maker from more than 10 years ago now, and never saw the need to upgrade. What may be an idea is to each get the same software and exchange databases - there is simply ...
by bimjim
Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Surnames B
Topic: Belfon - Grenada
Replies: 17
Views: 17600

Sending a PM is easy... simply look at the bottom of the person's post for the "PM" button, click on that and an email-type of form is the next page. Fill in the spaces, click on Submit, and the message is sent internally. If the recipient has Notifications turned on, they will receive an ...
by bimjim
Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:18 am
 
Forum: Surnames H
Topic: Howe Family, St Kitts, British West Indies
Replies: 7
Views: 6934

CHANDLER - Barbados, St John

If you go to the Mormons' IGI database on-line you will find no less than 1,604 Edwards listed. http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=igi/search_IGI.asp Simply enter 'Edwards' in the surname textbox, select 'Caribbean Islands' from the Region drop-down box, and click on the...
by bimjim
Mon May 21, 2007 12:07 am
 
Forum: Surnames C
Topic: CHANDLER - Barbados, St John
Replies: 2
Views: 4085

Archivo Historico in Puerto Rico...

http://travelandsports.com/ah659.htm

Location is near Arecibo, to the north side of the island. No further infomation right now but, if you know about it, please tell the rest of us what is available there...

Thanks in advance...
by bimjim
Fri May 18, 2007 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Useful Links
Topic: Archivo Historico in Puerto Rico...
Replies: 1
Views: 3646

Archivo Historico in Puerto Rico...

http://travelandsports.com/ah659.htm

Location is near Arecibo, to the north side of the island. No further infomation right now but, if you know about it, please tell the rest of us what is available there...

Thanks in advance...
by bimjim
Fri May 18, 2007 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Research specialties - Spanish West Indies
Topic: Archivo Historico in Puerto Rico...
Replies: 0
Views: 3277
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