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''[[Caribbean]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''''[[Bahamas_Genealogy|Bahamas]]'''{{Bahamas-sidebar}}Guide to '''Bahamas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Getting started with Bahamas research  ==
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==Country Information==
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The Bahamas is an island country in the Caribbean whose nearest neighbors are [[Cuba Genealogy|Cuba]], [[Haiti Genealogy|Haiti]], the [[Dominican Republic Genealogy|Dominican Republic]], [[Turks and Caicos Islands Genealogy|Turks and Caicos Islands]], and [[Florida, United States Genealogy|Florida]] in the [[United States Genealogy|United States]]. It was formerly a colony of [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. The official language is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "The Bahamas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bahamas, accessed 17 May 2016.</ref>
  
Independent nation east of Florida and north of Cuba in the North Atlantic Ocean. See https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bf.html<br>
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==Getting Started ==
 
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[http://www.candoo.com/genresources/ Bahamas genealogical resources]
 
 
 
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*Acklins and Crooked Islands<br>
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<h3>Getting Started with Bahamas Research</h3>
*Bimini<br>
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Links to articles on getting started with Bahamas research.
*Cat Island<br>
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*[[Bahamas Church Records]]
*Exuma<br>
 
*Freeport<br>
 
*Fresh Creek<br>
 
*Governor's Harbour<br>
 
*Green Turtle Cay<br>
 
*Harbour Island<br>
 
*High Rock<br>
 
*Inagua
 
 
 
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*Kemps Bay<br>
 
*Long Island<br>
 
*Marsh Harbour<br>
 
*Mayaguana<br>
 
*New Providence<br>
 
*Nichollstown and Berry Islands<br>
 
*Ragged Island
 
*Rock Sound<br>
 
*Sandy Point<br>
 
*San Salvador and Rum Cay<br>
 
 
 
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'''A wiki article descibing this collection is found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Bahamas Vital Records Index|Bahamas Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Bahamas, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
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<h3>Bahamas Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Bahamas research.
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*[http://www.candoo.com/genresources/ Bahamas genealogical resources (Candoo)]
 
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Bahamas.  
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Bahamas.  Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
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England 1645, Spain 1684, England 1694, pirates from Spain and France 1703, Great Britain 1708.<ref name="Schaefer">Christina K. Schaefer, ''Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: a Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere'' (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1998), 127. {{WorldCat|39622039}}; {{FHL|822639|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 929.11812 D26s}}.</ref> Independent 1973.
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*[[Bahamas: Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Biographies|Biographies]]
 
*[[Bahamas Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Census|Census]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Ethnic Groups|Ethnic Groups]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Genealogies|Genealogies]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Geography|Geography]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Geography (Historical)|Geography (Historical]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Handwriting|Handwriting]]
 
*[[Bahamas: History|History]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Jurisdictions|Juristdictions]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Language|Language]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Military|Military]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Place Names|Place Names]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Slavery|Slavery]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Bahamas: Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
  
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*[[Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas Genealogy|Acklins and Crooked Islands]]
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*[[Bimini, Bahamas Genealogy|Bimini]]
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*[[Exuma, Bahamas Genealogy|Exuma]]
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*[[Freeport, Bahamas Genealogy|Freeport]]
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*[[Fresh Creek, Bahamas Genealogy|Fresh Creek]]
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*[[Governor's Harbour, Bahamas Genealogy|Governor's Harbour]]
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*[[Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas Genealogy|Green Turtle Cay]]
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*[[Harbour Island, Bahamas Genealogy|Harbour Island]]
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*[[High Rock, Bahamas Genealogy|High Rock]]
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*[[Inagua, Bahamas Genealogy|Inagua]]
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*[[Kemps Bay, Bahamas Genealogy|Kemps Bay]]
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*[[Long Island, Bahamas Genealogy|Long Island]]
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*[[Marsh Harbour, Bahamas Genealogy|Marsh Harbour]]
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*[[Mayaguana, Bahamas Genealogy|Mayaguana]]
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*[[New Providence, Bahamas Genealogy|New Providence]]
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*[[Nichollstown and Berry Islands, Bahamas Genealogy|Nichollstown and Berry Islands]]
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*[[Ragged Island, Bahamas Genealogy|Ragged Island]]
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*[[Rock Sound, Bahamas Genealogy|Rock Sound]]
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*[[Sandy Point, Bahamas Genealogy|Sandy Point]]
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*[[San Salvador and Rum Cay, Bahamas Genealogy|San Salvador and Rum Cay]]
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927082?region=Bahamas Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Bahamas Family History Center locator map]
  
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Local Research Resources

Guide to Bahamas ancestry, family history, and genealogy Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

The Bahamas is an island country in the Caribbean whose nearest neighbors are Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Florida in the United States. It was formerly a colony of Great Britain. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Bahamas Research

Links to articles on getting started with Bahamas research.

Bahamas Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Bahamas research.

{{{link}}} Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Bahamas Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Bahamas.

Districts of the Bahamas (Labeled).png

Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in the Bahamas. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

England 1645, Spain 1684, England 1694, pirates from Spain and France 1703, Great Britain 1708.[2] Independent 1973.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "The Bahamas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bahamas, accessed 17 May 2016.
  2. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: a Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1998), 127. WorldCat 39622039; FHL Ref Book 929.11812 D26s.