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Newspapers Turks and Caicos

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:11 am
by caquart
Hi there,

I notice that the national library of Jamaica has the following in its nineteenth century newspaper collection for the Turks and Caicos:

Turk and Caicos Islands

The Turks Island Gazette and Commercial Reporter
The Royal Standard and Gazette of the Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks Islands

I don't know if they offer inter-library loans. Here is their website

You could also check the British Library I'm sure they do interlibrary loans if what they have is on microfilm. Here is what they have for the Turks and Caicos:

Grand Turk; Turks and Caicos Islands

Conch News 1971 to date

Royal Standard and Gazette of the Turks and Caicos Islands (The)


PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:54 pm
by Dunmore
The oldest Bahamian newspaper is the Bahama Gazette , which started in 1784 and continued into the early 19th century. It was microfilmed by the University of Florida in (I think) the 1950s, and various libraries have sets; the British Library newspaper library in London certainly does, but I doubt you'd get it on inter-library loan.
Outside the Bahamas, Florida is probably the best place for Bahamian resources on the west side of the Atlantic.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:58 pm
by Dunmore
Btw, & forgive me if I'm stating the obvious, if you're based in the Bahamas, the Department of Archives in Nassau is a good place to start for Bahamian genealogy.

British Library

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:29 am
by caquart
Hi again,

The British library does provide this service at

Newspaper Search Service
We will search up to four newspapers of a specified date for:
• birth marriages and death notices and obituaries;
• reports of weddings and funerals;
• court reports;
• crime reports;
• miscellaneous news items.
There is a fixed price of £50 (incl VAT) per search for a report which will include:
• a list of the newspapers investigated;
• a list of the articles and items found;
• a list of the articles we are able to supply with instructions for ordering copies.
To order a search please complete this form.