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[[Image:Jamaica in its region.png|thumb|right|250px|<center>Jamaica In Its Region</center>]] <br>
  
== Getting started with Jamaican research  ==
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Jamaica is an independent island nation in the Greater Antilles Islands of the West Indies. Jamaica lies south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. See the [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jm.html CIA ''World Factbook''] about Jamaica.&nbsp; [[Image:2257529300571548093 600px-Flag of Jamaica.png|thumb|right|<center>Flag of Jamaica</center>]]
  
Jamaica is an independent island nation in the Greater Antilles Islands of the West Indies. Jamaica lies south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. See the CIA ''World Factbook'' at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jm.html
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== [[Image:7milesbeach2.JPG|right|400x180px|frame|<center>7 Miles Beach, Jamaica</center>]]Getting started with Jamaican research  ==
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''Wecome''
  
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
  
[[Image:Jamacia parishs.JPG|thumb]]  
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Parishes were established as administrative districts at the English conquest of 1655. Though the boundaries have changed over the succeeding centuries, parishes remain Jamaica’s fundamental civil administrative unit. The three counties of Cornwall, Middlesex, and Surrey have no administrative relevance. The present parishes were consolidated in 1866 with the re-division of eight now-extinct entities, none of which will have civil records. A good historical look at the parishes as they changed over time may be found on the privately compiled “[http://prestwidge.com/index.php?/project/introduction/ Jamaican Parish Reference],” .&nbsp;
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'''Cornwall County'''
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*[[Hanover Parish, Jamaica|Hanover Parish]]
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*[[Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica|Saint Elizabeth Parish]]
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*[[Saint James Parish, Jamaica|Saint James Parish]]
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*[[Trelawney Parish, Jamaica|Trelawney Parish]]
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*[[Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica|Westmoreland Parish]]
  
Parishes were established as administrative districts at the English conquest of 1655. Though the boundaries have changed over the succeeding centuries, parishes remain Jamaica’s fundamental civil administrative unit. The three counties of Cornwall, Middlesex, and Surrey have no administrative relevance. The present parishes were consolidated in 1866 with the re-division of eight now-extinct entities, none of which will have civil records. A good historical look at the parishes as they changed over time may be found on the privately compiled “Jamaican Parish Reference,” http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html (cited 2010 Jul 1).&nbsp;
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<br>'''Middlesex County'''
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*[[Clarendon Parish, Jamaica|Clarendon Parish]]
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*[[Manchester Parish, Jamaica|Manchester Parish]]
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*[[Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica|Saint Ann Parish]]
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*[[Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica|Saint Catherine Parish]]
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*[[Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica|Saint Mary Parish]]
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<br>'''Surrey County'''
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*[[Kingston Parish, Jamaica|Kingston Parish]]
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*[[Portland Parish, Jamaica|Portland Parish]]
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*[[Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica|Saint Andrew Parish]]
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*[[Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica|Saint Thomas Parish]]
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<br>'''Additional Parishes'''
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*[[Metcalfe Parish, Jamaica|Metcalfe Parish]]
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*[[Port Royal Parish, Jamaica|Port Royal Parish]]
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*[[Saint David Parish, Jamaica|Saint David Parish]]
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*[[Saint Dorothy Parish, Jamaica|Saint Dorothy Parish]]
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*[[Saint George Parish, Jamaica|Saint George Parish]]
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*[[Saint John Parish, Jamaica|Saint John Parish]]
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*[[Saint Thomas ye Vale Parish, Jamaica|Saint Thomas ye Vale Parish]]
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*[[Vere Parish, Jamaica|Vere Parish]]
  
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
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*[http://users.pullman.com/mitchelm/jamaica.htm Family History of Jamaica, West Indies]  
 
*[http://users.pullman.com/mitchelm/jamaica.htm Family History of Jamaica, West Indies]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jamwgw/index.htm Genealogy of Jamaica]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jamwgw/index.htm Genealogy of Jamaica]  
*Jamaican Parish Reference [http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html] &nbsp;(cited 2010 Jul 1).  
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*[http://www.candoo.com/genresources/ Jamaica Genealogical Resources]
*Jamaica's parishes and civil registration districts&nbsp; [http://scholarship.utm.edu/522 http://scholarship.utm.edu/522] (cited 2010 Jul 31).  
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*[http://jamaicagenealogy.org Jamaica Genealogy]
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
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*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1338238793657_388" />[http://prestwidge.com/index.php?/project/introduction/ Antique Jamaica Maps]&nbsp;[http://prestwidge.com/index.php?/project/introduction/]
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*[http://scholarship.utm.edu/522/ Jamaica's parishes and civil registration districts]&nbsp;[http://scholarship.utm.edu/522] (cited 2010 Jul 31).  
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*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927006 records collections for Jamaica] available from FamilySearch.org.
  
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<br>'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
  
Online collections containing these records are located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org]
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*[[Jamaica Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Jamaica Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[[Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Jamaica, Trelawney Civil Registration of Birth (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Jamaica, Trelawny Civil Registration of Birth (FamilySearch Hisrorical Records)]]
 
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jamaica_Births_and_Baptisms_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Jamaica Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jamaica,_Trelawny_Civil_Registration_of_Birth_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Jamaica, Trelawny Civil Registration of Birth (FamilySearch Hisrorical Records)]
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[http://gleaner.newspaperarchive.com/Default.aspx The Jamaican Gleaner]&nbsp;More than 1 million historical newspaper pages from The Gleaner dating back to 1834.  
  
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[http://jamaicanfamilysearch.com/ Jamaican Family Search]&nbsp;This is a virtual genealogy library for those researching family history for Jamaica, West Indies, especially for people born before 1920.
  
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== Newspapers  ==
 
 
[http://gleaner.newspaperarchive.com/Default.aspx The Jamaican Gleaner]&nbsp;More than 1 million historical newspaper pages from The Gleaner dating back to 1834.
 
 
== Websites  ==
 
 
[http://jamaicanfamilysearch.com/ Jamaican Family Search]&nbsp;This is a virtual genealogy library for those researching family history for Jamaica, West Indies, especially for people born before 1920.
 
 
[http://wwwchem.uwimona.edu.jm:1104/lectures/sugar.html Jamaican sugar cane] (history)
 
  
 
[[Category:Jamaica]] [[Category:Caribbean]]
 
[[Category:Jamaica]] [[Category:Caribbean]]

Revision as of 17:48, 31 January 2013

Jamaica In Its Region

Jamaica is an independent island nation in the Greater Antilles Islands of the West Indies. Jamaica lies south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. See the CIA World Factbook about Jamaica. 
Flag of Jamaica

Contents

7 Miles Beach, Jamaica
Getting started with Jamaican research

Wecome

Jurisdictions

Parishes were established as administrative districts at the English conquest of 1655. Though the boundaries have changed over the succeeding centuries, parishes remain Jamaica’s fundamental civil administrative unit. The three counties of Cornwall, Middlesex, and Surrey have no administrative relevance. The present parishes were consolidated in 1866 with the re-division of eight now-extinct entities, none of which will have civil records. A good historical look at the parishes as they changed over time may be found on the privately compiled “Jamaican Parish Reference,” . 

Cornwall County


Middlesex County


Surrey County


Additional Parishes

Research Tools


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:


Newspapers

The Jamaican Gleaner More than 1 million historical newspaper pages from The Gleaner dating back to 1834.

Websites

Jamaican Family Search This is a virtual genealogy library for those researching family history for Jamaica, West Indies, especially for people born before 1920.

Jamaican Genealogy This blog is a resource for those researching their Jamaican (West Indies) Family History.

Jamaican sugar cane (history)

Did you know?