Resource material

Websites – Caribbean

The FamilySearch wiki is a great place to start your research or to find out more about the places you are researching and the sources available: FamilySearch Caribbean FamilySearch Central America

Other useful websites include:

Cyndi’s List Caribbean

UK National Archives Caribbean UK National Archives Caribbean history


Oxford LibGuide – Caribbean Studies

University of the West Indies, BBC Caribbean Archive 1988-2011

British Library

Digital Library of the Caribbean

Centre for the Study of Legacies of British Slavery (UK)

Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery (Aust)

Internet Archive (digitised books)

Caribbean Genealogy Library

Bristol and transatlantic slavery

Websites – Jamaica

Jamaican Family Search

National Library of Scotland, Jamaican maps 1804

The Gleaner newspaper Gleaner archive

Websites – Barbados

Barbados Ancestors

Websites – Trinidad and Tobago

National Archives, genealogy


Langford, Vere Oliver, Monumental Inscriptions of the West Indies, Dorcheser [England] F.G. Longman, Friary Press, 1927

Langford, Vere Oliver, Caribbeana : being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies, London : Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1919.

and other books by Langford including Barbados and Antigua

Wright, Phillip, Monumental inscriptions of Jamaica, London, Society of Genealogists, 1966.

Fuertado, Walter A, Official and Other Personages of Jamaica from 1655 to 1790, Kingston Jamaica, 1896.

Higman, B. W., Jamaica Surveyed: Plantation Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Kingston, University of West Indies Press, 2001.

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