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Some online research resources:

The Guyana / British Guiana Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyggbs/index.htm
Be sure to read: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyggbs/Research.htm

The Guyana / British Guiana Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyggbs/index.htm
Guyana/British Guiana Genealogy Society Forum http://guyanagen.proboards.com/index.cgi

Guyana Genealogical and Biographical Society http://guygenbiosociety.blogspot.com/
This blog contains transcribed newspaper anouncements of birth, marriage, and death, and some biographies and photos.

Chinese in Guyana: their roots http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guycigtr/

British Guiana Colonists http://www.vc.id.au/tb/ is an index to colonists.

Guyana Colonial Newspapers
http://www.vc.id.au/edg/index.html

Guyana - Family History & Genealogy Message Boards http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.southam.guyana/mb.ashx

Guyana Genealogy Queries http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/74/

Guyana government addresses http://www.candoo.com/genresources/#GUYANA

Guyana Government Information Agency http://www.gina.gov.gy/
(passports, birth certificates) http://www.gina.gov.gy/govservicesbenefits.html

Afrigeneas
African-American genealogy and has searchable records and slave data. There are discussion forums about tracing family from the Caribbean, including Guyana. http://www.afrigeneas.com/forum-carib/

A Guyana genealogy message board http://groups.yahoo.com/group/guyanese_genealogy/message/756

The British National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/search.asp

1909 Argosy Directory of British Guiana- a list of prominent people.
http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=528&p=localities.southam.guyana.general

Family History Centers in Guyana:
Georgetown
367-370 Prashad Nagar
Georgetown, Guyana
Note: These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
If you live in the area, see if they can help you.


Supplementary:

An excellent article on the country and its history can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana

Parliament of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana http://www.parliament.gov.gy/

University of Guyana (no family history listed) http://uog.edu.gy/search/node

The National Library of Guyana has newspapers, yearbooks, historical writings and photographs. http://www.natlib.gov.gy/

2002 census of Guyana, but seems to give no access to anything other than basic statistics, and no access to earlier censuses. http://www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy/census.html

Guyana News and Information http://www.guyana.org/
Discussion on indentured East Indians in Guyana (projected database of East Indian Indentured Servants)
http://www.guyana.org/noncgi/forum/Archives/Archive-000002/HTML/20020321-1-004321-3.html
Online forum with family history interests http://www.guyana.org/cgi-bin/Directory/guydir.cgi?act=N

Georgetown, Guyana News http://www.topix.com/gy/georgetown

The National Trust of Guyana seems to be concerned with preserving historic buildings rather than family history.
http://www.nationaltrust.gov.gy/


 

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