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

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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.  
 
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.  
  
== Record Description<br> ==
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== Record Description&gt;  ==
  
 
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>
 
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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=== Record Content ===
 
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=== Record&nbsp;Content<br> ===
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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>
 
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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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>
 
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>
  
== Record History<br> ==
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== Record History ==
  
 
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>
 
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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=== Why This Record Was Created ===
 
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=== Why This Record Was Created<br> ===
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Births and deaths were recorded for vital statistics and to better serve public health needs.<br>
 
Births and deaths were recorded for vital statistics and to better serve public health needs.<br>
  
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=== Record Reliability ===
 
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=== Record Reliability<br> ===
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The information in birth records is generally reliable.  
 
The information in birth records is generally reliable.  
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[[Jamaica Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Jamaica: Civil Registration]]  
 
[[Jamaica Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Jamaica: Civil Registration]]  
  
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== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
 
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Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.  
 
Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.  
  
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From Family Search Internet([http://www.familysearch,org www.familysearch,org]: September 29, 2006). Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base adn Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.  
 
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From Family Search Internet([http://www.familysearch,org www.familysearch,org]: September 29, 2006). Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base adn Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.  
 
*Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from Familysearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch,org www.familysearch,org]: April 22, 2010), Bapistm of Adolfo Femandex Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cauhimalpa
 
*Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from Familysearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch,org www.familysearch,org]: April 22, 2010), Bapistm of Adolfo Femandex Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cauhimalpa
 
 
  
 
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Revision as of 16:38, 31 December 2010

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Contents

Collection Time Period

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.

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.

Record Content

These are some of the important genealogical data found in the birth records:
Jamaica Trelawny Parish Birth Registers.jpg

1. Date and place of birth
2. Name of child
3. Gender
4. Name of parents, including mother’s maiden name
5. Parent’s dwelling place
6. Rank or profession of father
7. Signature, qualification and residence of informant
8. Date of registration
9. 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 parent’s births

Record History

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.

Why This Record Was Created

Births and deaths were recorded for vital statistics and to better serve public health needs.

Record Reliability

The information in birth records is generally reliable.

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Jamaica: Civil Registration

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Sources of Information for This Collection:

"Jamaica, Trelawny Parish Civil Registration Birth, 1878-1930", database, FamilySearch, 2009; from Jamaica Ministry of National Security. Jamaica civil registration, 1871-1995. Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah, USA.


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  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From Family Search Internet(www.familysearch,org: September 29, 2006). Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base adn Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.
  • Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from Familysearch Internet (www.familysearch,org: April 22, 2010), Bapistm of Adolfo Femandex Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cauhimalpa