Jamaica Goals:  1: Research   2: Church and Cemetery Records   3: Emigration and Immigration   4: Land and Property   5: Maps and Gazetteers   6: Newspapers   7: Search Records   8: Get Help       





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Goal 1: Get started with Jamaican research.


Choices

A. Explore Jamaican research.

  1. Learn about Jamaica genealogy in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Jamaica Genealogy
  2. Explore the Forebears.io site for research records.
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B. Explore Jamaican archives and libraries.

  1. Search for vital records at the Registrar General site.
  2. Explore the website for the National Library of the Institute of Jamaica.



Goal 2: Learn about Jamaican church and cemetery records.


Choices

A. Learn about Jamaica church records, which include most vital records.

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  1. Learn about Jamaican church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Jamaica Church Records
  2. Explore the Jamaican FamilySearch site for records from the following religions:
  3. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Jamaica.

B. Learn about Jamaican cemetery records.

  1. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  2. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



Goal 3: Learn about Jamaican emigration and immigration.


Choices

A. Learn about Jamaica emigration and immigration.

  1. Explore the Jamaican immigration page on the Jamaican FamilySearch website.






Goal 4: Learn about Jamaica land and property.


Choices

A. Learn about Jamaica land and property.

  1. Learn about Jamaica emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Jamaica Land and Property
  2. Explore Jamaican almanacs on the Jamaican FamilySearch website.








Goal 5: Learn about Jamaica maps.


Choices

A. Learn about Jamaica maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Jamaica maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Jamaica Maps

B. Explore Jamaican map resources.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Jamaica maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Jamaica.
  3. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Jamaica maps.



Goal 6: Learn about Jamaica newspapers.


Choices

A. Explore Jamaica newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Jamaican newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Jamaica newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Jamaica newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.



Goal 7: Search records from Jamaica.


Choices

A. Use the links to quickly search the most common record collections for Jamaica.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the first section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. In each program (FamilySearch or Ancestry), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.
  2. Explore the Jamaican Genealogical Society of America site for record resources.
  3. Explore the Jewish Records Indexing project for Jamaica.
  4. Learn about tracing Jewish roots in Jamaica.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Jamaican records.

  1. Explore the Caribbean page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.



Goal 8: Get help with your Jamaican research.


Choices

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Jamaica/West Indies Genealogy group on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Jamaica Genealogy Resources group on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Jamaica Genealogy and Diaspora group on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Jamaica research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Jamaica research mailing lists.
  2. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Jamaica research.

C. Learn about Jamaica genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Jamaica genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Jamaica Societies
  2. Explore Jamaica genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.


QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   Indexed Historical
Jamaica Civil Registration   1880-1999
Jamaica Births and Baptisms   1752-1920
Jamaica Church of England Parish Registers   1664-1880


Ancestry
Civil Registration:  1878-1930


MyHeritage    All Jamaica
West Jamaica:   Church Books
Lublin:   Catholic Church Books