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ROOMES - Kingston, Jamaica

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:17 pm
by CherylL
Hi List,

I am trying to find information on the ROOMES family name. I'm doing this for my son in law. But, I don't have very much to go on. He knows very little about his family. His parents have never really spoken about their lineage.

The only information I have is as follows:

Samuel R ROOMES born 1984 Kingston, Jamaica (my son in law)

His parents are Aldous C ROOMES and Gwendolyn JAMES.

Parentage for Aldous is Sydney ROOMES and Lucille MIGNOTT

Parentage for Gwendolyn is Adalbert JAMES and Isadora ????????

I know that this is a kind of shot in the dark, but if there is anyone else researching this family name, or can help me in any way I would greatly appreciate it.

Best Wishes,

Cheryl (over in the UK)

Re: ROOMES - Kingston, Jamaica

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:30 pm
by bimjim
The IGI (International Genealogical Index) will only return results older than about 90 years, so I can't find most of thoase names. But here is a hit...

1. Henrietta Mignott Christening: 12 JUL 1882 St Ann, Jamaica, Caribbean
2. Louisa Dotlida Mignott Birth: 26 MAR 1926 St Catherines, Jamaica, Caribbean

296. Gwendoline Antoinette James Christening: 25 JAN 1885 , Barbados, Caribbean

The IGI is here... ... ch_IGI.asp

You CAN just enter a last name and be sure to select Caribbean Islands from the Region box. That will give you ALL returns of that name up to about 5,000. It will also include all names that sound like it (various spellings) through their algorithm called Soundex, so you can get back names that may have been recorded incorrectly.

Other than the IGI I suggest you try to contact a researcher on the ground in Jamaica - I hear that after the internationally broadcast manhunt for a criminal recently, the area of the Archive where the records are normally kept in Kingston is now reasonably clear of the "dark forces" and it may be safe to walk there again.

Good hunting...

Re: ROOMES - Kingston, Jamaica

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:05 pm
by CherylL
:) Hi bimjim,

Thank you so much for your reply.

I have made a note of those names you found for me. I will certainly have a look on the IGI to see what others I may be able to find.

I will also look into trying to find someone over there who may be able to help.

Once again thank you.

Best Wishes,