Jamaica, Trelawny Civil Registration of Birth (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
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Compulsory registration of births and deaths began April 1, 1878. Marriages began to be recorded later in 1880. This collection covers birth records for the years 1878-1930.
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record Description ==
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Birth notices are collected into annual registers and arranged by district, number, and registration date. Some records are listed in books similar to a ledger and others on slips of papers with the same ledger format.
  
Birth notices are collected into annual registers and arranged by district, number, and registration date. Some records are listed in books similar to a ledger and others on slips of papers with the same ledger format.<br>  
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In 1878 the Registrar General began keeping the births records, these were organized by parishes. The original records are held in the Registrar General’s Office in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Because the registration of birth was compulsory since 1878, the collection covers 90-100% of the population.
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Compulsory registration of births and deaths began April 1, 1878. Marriages began to be recorded later in 1880. This collection covers birth records for the years 1878-1930. The title is WRONG as is the access link!!
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Jamaica Registrar General. Jamaica Civil Registration. Registrar General's Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica.<!--bibdescend--> }}
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[[Jamaica, Trelawny Civil Registration of Birth (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
  
These are some of the important genealogical data found in the birth records: [[Image:Jamaica Trelawny Parish Birth Registers.jpg|thumb]]<br>1. Date and place of birth<br>2. Name of child<br>3. Gender<br>4. Name of parents, including mother’s maiden name<br>5. Parent’s dwelling place<br>6. Rank or profession of father<br>7. Signature, qualification and residence of informant<br>8. Date of registration<br>9. Baptismal name, if added after registration<br>
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Image:Jamaica Trelawny Parish Birth Registers.jpg|Birth Register
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These are some of the important genealogical data found in the birth records:  
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*Date and place of birth  
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*Name of child  
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*Gender  
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*Name of parents, including mother’s maiden name  
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*Parent’s dwelling place  
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*Rank or profession of father  
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*Signature, qualification and residence of informant  
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*Date of registration  
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*Baptismal name, if added after registration
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Information regarding the residence of the parents and maiden surname of the mother are useful in searching records from that locality to find information on their marriage and the parent’s births<br>
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Information regarding the residence of the parents and maiden surname of the mother are useful in searching records from that locality to find information on their marriage and the parents' births.
  
== Record History  ==
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'''Search this collection by name'''
  
In 1878 the Registrar General began keeping the births records, these were organized by parishes. The original records are held in the Registrar General’s Office in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Because the registration of birth was compulsory since 1878, the collection covers 90-100% of the population.<br>
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To search the collection by name, fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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'''Search this collection by image'''
  
Births and deaths were recorded for vital statistics and to better serve public health needs.<br>
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To search the collection by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Parish” ⇒Select the “District” which will take you to the images.  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
The information in birth records is generally reliable.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Jamaica, Trelawny Civil Registration of Birth (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.<br>
  
[http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.page/board/tips_board/thread/1256993 Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration ]<br>
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== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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[http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.page/board/tips_board/thread/1256993 Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jamaica:_Civil_Registration Jamaica: Civil Registration]  
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*[[Jamaica|Jamaica]]
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*[[Jamaica: Civil Registration|Jamaica: Civil Registration]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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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 did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
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Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.  
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==== Examples of Source Citations in This Collection:  ====
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"Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration." index and images, ''Family Search'' [http://www.familysearch,org (https://www.familysearch,org]: accessed March 11, 2011).entry for Ethel Ruth Maypother, born 14 April 1878; citing Civil Records , FHL 538,842; Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica.
 
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
 
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Jamaica, Trelawny Parish Civil Registration Birth, 1878-1930", index and images, FamilySearch, 2009; from&nbsp;Jamaica Ministry of National Security. Jamaica civil&nbsp;registration, 1871-1995.&nbsp;Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah, USA. <!--bibdescend-->
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
<br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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"Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration," database and digital images, ''FamilySearch ''(http://familysearch.org: accessed 11 March 2011), Ethel Ruth Maypother, born 14 April 1878; citing Jamaica, Civil Records, FHL 538,842; Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica.
  
 
[[Category:Jamaica|Trelawny]]
 
[[Category:Jamaica|Trelawny]]

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Contents

Record Description

Birth notices are collected into annual registers and arranged by district, number, and registration date. Some records are listed in books similar to a ledger and others on slips of papers with the same ledger format.

In 1878 the Registrar General began keeping the births records, these were organized by parishes. The original records are held in the Registrar General’s Office in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Because the registration of birth was compulsory since 1878, the collection covers 90-100% of the population.

Compulsory registration of births and deaths began April 1, 1878. Marriages began to be recorded later in 1880. This collection covers birth records for the years 1878-1930. The title is WRONG as is the access link!!

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Jamaica Registrar General. Jamaica Civil Registration. Registrar General's Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These are some of the important genealogical data found in the birth records:

  • Date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Name of parents, including mother’s maiden name
  • Parent’s dwelling place
  • Rank or profession of father
  • Signature, qualification and residence of informant
  • Date of registration
  • Baptismal name, if added after registration

How to Use the Records

Information regarding the residence of the parents and maiden surname of the mother are useful in searching records from that locality to find information on their marriage and the parents' births.

Search this collection by name

To search the collection by name, fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Search this collection by image

To search the collection by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Parish” ⇒Select the “District” which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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 did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.


Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration," database and digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org: accessed 11 March 2011), Ethel Ruth Maypother, born 14 April 1878; citing Jamaica, Civil Records, FHL 538,842; Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica.