Bahamas Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This index covers events from 1850 through 1912.  
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This index covers events from 1850 through 1891. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
 
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== Record Description  ==
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This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*Family Records
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information for collections published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
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| text = Genealogical Society of Utah. Bahamas Births. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.}}
  
=== Record Content  ===
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This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:
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== Record Content and Use  ==
  
*Name of the child
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)  
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== Coverage Table  ==
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=== Coverage Table  ===
  
 
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.  
 
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.  
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Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.  
 
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.  
  
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.  
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As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br>  
 
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| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Locality'''  
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| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Births'''  
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== Related Websites  ==
  
*These records are published in the Caribbean Deaths collection.<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bhswgw/ The Bahama Islands GenWeb Project]  
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
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In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
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=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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*[[IGI]]
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
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== Record History  ==
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Volunteer indexers over thirty years extracted this information from microfilm copies of the parish registers. This is an index to births/christenings and marriages in parishes throughout the Bahamas. It is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in the Bahamas.
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== Related Web Sites  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bhswgw/ The Bahamas/Bahama Islands GenWeb Project]
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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
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"Bahamas Births, 1850-1891." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org/ https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed March 17, 2011. entry for Ellen Octavia Pintard, born 11 November 1868; citing Birth Records, reference, 111, FHL microfilm 222,940; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
 
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Revision as of 21:10, 8 January 2013

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Contents

Record Description

This index covers events from 1850 through 1891. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information for collections published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Genealogical Society of Utah. Bahamas Births. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births Deaths*
Acklins 684 0
Bahamas 20,672 28
Berry Islands 0 1
Bimini 0 8
Cat Island 916 0
Crooked Island 696 7
East Grand Bahama 0 0
Exuma 1,610 30
Harbour Island, Eleuthera 2,236 26
Inagua 670 0
Long Island 1,681 0
Ragged Island 288 0
Rum Cay 378 0
San Salvador 1,829 0
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera 318 0
Total 31,978 100

Related Websites

The Bahama Islands GenWeb Project

Related Wiki Articles

Bahamas

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.