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Find digitised books in the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a website that provides free access to digitised books and other items. Open Library is a project of the Internet Archive. Both sites contain books that can inform family history research. Search options on the Internet Archive for books: Type your search word into the search bar on the Home page.Continue reading “Find digitised books in the Internet Archive”


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”


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. Blog posts and other material on this site are contributed by members of our group. We look forward to hearing your stories and sharing oursContinue reading “Welcome”