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== Getting started with Barbados research  ==
 
== Getting started with Barbados research  ==
  
Independent island nation in the Lesser Antilles, West Indies, east of the central Windward Islands, northeast of Venezuela between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. See https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bb.html
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Many North Americans have early family connections to the Island of Barbados. Described as England's richest colony in the 1680s, a great deal of trade existed between Barbados (part of the Triangular Trade), the British Isles, Africa, and ports on the mainland in the New England, Chesapeake, and Carolina colonies. Many indentured servants from the British Isles served labor terms in Barbados in the 1600s, and upon receiving their freedom, could find no available land on the small island. Most set sail for Jamaica and the mainland English colonies.  
  
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Since the 1960s, Barbados&nbsp;has been&nbsp;an independent island nation in the Lesser Antilles, West Indies, east of the central Windward Islands, northeast of Venezuela between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean.<ref>https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bb.html</ref>&nbsp;Before that time, it had been part of the British Commonwealth.&nbsp;
  
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[[Bridgetown, Barbados|Bridgetown (city)]] | [[Christ Church Parish, Barbados|Christ Church]] | [[Saint Andrew Parish, Barbados|Saint Andrew]] | [[Saint George Parish, Barbados|Saint George]] | [[Saint James Parish, Barbados|Saint James]] | [[Saint John Parish, Barbados|Saint John]] | [[Saint Joseph Parish, Barbados|Saint Joseph]] | [[Saint Lucy Parish, Barbados|Saint Lucy]] | [[Saint Michael Parish, Barbados|Saint Michael]] | [[Saint Peter Parish, Barbados|Saint Peter]] | [[Saint Philip Parish, Barbados|Saint Philip]] | [[Saint Thomas Parish, Barbados|Saint Thomas]]
 
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== Research Tools  ==
 
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[http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Colonial_Ancestry "Colonial Ancestry"] in [http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Home_page Your Archives] (The National Archives wiki) has tips about finding records for Barbados.
  
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Helpful guidebooks about researching Barbados ancestors in records on the island, as well as in English archives, are discussed in [[Barbados For Further Reading]].<br><br>
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Wiki articles describing these collections are found at: [[Image:Barbados beach.jpg|thumb]]
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brbwgw/index.htm Chronicle Barbados: Centre for Barbados Studies in History and Genealogy]
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*[http://www.dloc.com/ Digital Library of the Caribbean (DLOC)] at the University of Florida has digitized many resources, including the six-volume ''Caribbeana''
  
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Getting started with Barbados research

Many North Americans have early family connections to the Island of Barbados. Described as England's richest colony in the 1680s, a great deal of trade existed between Barbados (part of the Triangular Trade), the British Isles, Africa, and ports on the mainland in the New England, Chesapeake, and Carolina colonies. Many indentured servants from the British Isles served labor terms in Barbados in the 1600s, and upon receiving their freedom, could find no available land on the small island. Most set sail for Jamaica and the mainland English colonies.

Since the 1960s, Barbados has been an independent island nation in the Lesser Antilles, West Indies, east of the central Windward Islands, northeast of Venezuela between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean.[1] Before that time, it had been part of the British Commonwealth. 

Parishes

Christ Church ParishSaint Michael ParishSaint George ParishSaint John ParishSaint Philip ParishSaint Joseph ParishSaint Thomas ParishSaint James ParishSaint Andrew ParishSaint Peter ParishSaint Lucy ParishMapofbarbados.gif

Bridgetown (city) | Christ Church | Saint Andrew | Saint George | Saint James | Saint John | Saint Joseph | Saint Lucy | Saint Michael | Saint Peter | Saint Philip | Saint Thomas

Research Tools

"Colonial Ancestry" in Your Archives (The National Archives wiki) has tips about finding records for Barbados.

Helpful guidebooks about researching Barbados ancestors in records on the island, as well as in English archives, are discussed in Barbados For Further Reading.

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:
Barbados beach.jpg

Featured Content

References

  1. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bb.html
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