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Welcome to the Caribbean Research Group of the Society of Australian Genealogists. This group was established by the Society to help members and other genealogists research their Caribbean family history.

The Society of Australian Genealogists is the largest family history society in Australia. Groups are established based on common research interests. The frequency of meetings varies – the Caribbean Research Group is currently meeting 3-4 times a year. Meetings are open to everyone, but members of the Society pay a discounted fee to attend.

You can become a member of the group just by attending our meetings. Once you do this, you are then welcome to submit stories, articles, photos, or resources to be added to the website. If you are not sure whether your material is suitable, just contact us through the Contact page of this website.

NEXT MEETING: 20 November, book here. Everyone is welcome.

Latest from the Blog

Walsh family

I have a couple of links with the Caribbean in both Jamaica and Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). The primary connection is through my great great-grandmother, Eliza Thomasina Walsh, who was born on 3 March 1808 in Jamaica and baptised in St. Catherine’s Parish, Spanish Town. Eliza’s father was Lt. Col. Thomas Walsh of the British 56thContinue reading “Walsh family”

Brissett family from Jamaica

This story is based on a story originally posted on The first Brissett to arrive in Jamaica is believed to have been John Brisset(t), who married Mary Haughton and gave birth to George Brissett in about 1724. The baptism of George has not yet been found, but is likely to have occurred in JamaicaContinue reading “Brissett family from Jamaica”

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