Barbados Church Records

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''[[Barbados|Barbados]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Barbados_Church_Records|Church Records]]''  
 
''[[Barbados|Barbados]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Barbados_Church_Records|Church Records]]''  
  
[[Image:BarbadosStJamesChurch.jpg|thumb|right|BarbadosStJamesChurch.jpg]] The oldest standing church on the Island of Barbados is St. James Church (picture on right). Joanne McRee Sanders published indexes and abstracts of many Barbados church records (see below). Recently, FamilySearch has started an initiative to make free online indexes to many of the same records, and has broadened the scope to include nineteenth century records derived from both church and civil collections. <br>  
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[[Image:BarbadosStJamesChurch.jpg|thumb|right]] The oldest standing church on the Island of Barbados is St. James Church (picture on right). Joanne McRee Sanders published indexes and abstracts of many Barbados church records (see below). Recently, FamilySearch has started an initiative to make free online indexes to many of the same records, and has broadened the scope to include nineteenth century records derived from both church and civil collections. <br>  
  
 
== Church of England  ==
 
== Church of England  ==
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=== Baptisms  ===
 
=== Baptisms  ===
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Barbados+Baptisms%2C&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= "Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891,"] online database, FamilySearch.
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:*'''1637-1800''' - Sanders, Joanne McRee . ''Barbados Baptisms 1637-1800 . ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1984 . [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [[Publications_in_Name_Search_at_Genealogical.com|Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]]</ref>; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1123 Ancestry] ($); purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Barbados_Baptisms_1637_1800/5145.html Genealogical.com]; {{FHL| 26871 | item}} 972.981 K29s.
*Sanders, Joanne McRee . ''Barbados Baptisms 1637-1800 . ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1984 . [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [[Publications_in_Name_Search_at_Genealogical.com|Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com]]</ref>; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1123 Ancestry] ($); purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Barbados_Baptisms_1637_1800/5145.html Genealogical.com]; {{FHL| 26871 | item}} 972.981 K29s.
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'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''<br> [[Barbados Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Barbados Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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:*'''1739-1891''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Barbados+Baptisms%2C&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= "Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891,"] online database, FamilySearch - free. [[Barbados Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Description]].
  
 
=== Marriages  ===
 
=== Marriages  ===
  
:*'''1643-1800''' - Sanders, Joanne McRee. ''Barbados Records: Marriages 1643-1800 . ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1982 . [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [[Publications in Name Search at Genealogical]]</ref>; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1123 Ancestry] ($); purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Barbados_Records_Marriages_1643_1800/9441.html Genealogical.com]; {{FHL| 255710 | item}} 972.981 K29sj v. 1  
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:*'''1643-1800''' - Sanders, Joanne McRee. ''Barbados Records: Marriages 1643-1800 . ''Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1982 . [http://www.genealogical.com/ '''Free Name Search''']<ref name="name">Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see [[Publications in Name Search at Genealogical]]</ref>; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1123 Ancestry] ($); purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Barbados_Records_Marriages_1643_1800/9441.html Genealogical.com]; {{FHL| 255710 | item}} 972.981 K29sj v. 1
  
 
:*'''1648-1652''' - "Marriages at the Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados," ''Caribbeana,'' Vol. 1 (1910):33-34. Digital version at [http://dloc.com/UF00075409/00001/49j?search=caribbeana dLOC] - free.
 
:*'''1648-1652''' - "Marriages at the Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados," ''Caribbeana,'' Vol. 1 (1910):33-34. Digital version at [http://dloc.com/UF00075409/00001/49j?search=caribbeana dLOC] - free.
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The records have been microfilmed and are widely available through the Family History Library's satellite Family History Center system. Some are also online:  
 
The records have been microfilmed and are widely available through the Family History Library's satellite Family History Center system. Some are also online:  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Barbados+Burials%2C+1854-1885&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= "Barbados Burials, 1854-1885,"] online database, FamilySearch
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:*'''1854-1885''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Barbados+Burials%2C+1854-1885&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= "Barbados Burials, 1854-1885,"] online database, FamilySearch - free. [[Barbados Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Description]].
 
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'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''
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[[Barbados Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Barbados Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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=== Vestry Minutes  ===
 
=== Vestry Minutes  ===

Revision as of 16:18, 3 August 2012

Barbados go to  Church Records

BarbadosStJamesChurch.jpg
The oldest standing church on the Island of Barbados is St. James Church (picture on right). Joanne McRee Sanders published indexes and abstracts of many Barbados church records (see below). Recently, FamilySearch has started an initiative to make free online indexes to many of the same records, and has broadened the scope to include nineteenth century records derived from both church and civil collections.

Contents

Church of England

Original Barbados christenings and burials (1679-1680) are kept at the Barbados Department of Archives. The collection has been microfilmed: FHL Collection 1162149 Item 1

Baptisms

Marriages

  • 1648-1652 - "Marriages at the Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados," Caribbeana, Vol. 1 (1910):33-34. Digital version at dLOC - free.

Burials

Burials registered in some of Barbados's early Church of England parishes (more than 170,126 burial entries) are available on the website Tombstones.bb.

The records have been microfilmed and are widely available through the Family History Library's satellite Family History Center system. Some are also online:

Vestry Minutes

Barbados Church of England vestry minutes survive from the 1650s for some parishes. See Court Records.

Clergymen

  • Cadbury, Henry J. "Clergymen Licensed to Barbados, 1694-1811," The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Feb. 1948):62-69. FHL LAT AM 972.981 B2j v. 15 1947-48

Miscellaneous Records

  • List and Index Society. Calendar of Letters from Canada, Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, Barbados and the Bahamas 1721-1793: Preserved at the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. London: Swift (P & D), 1972. FHL Collection BRITISH Large Q Book 942 B4pro spec. ser. v. 5

A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

Barbados Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Quakers

By the 1650s early Quaker colonists arrived in Barbados from the British Isles, and soon spread their religion from Barbados to the east coast of America. An article that describes Quaker records about Barabados is:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com