Barbados Newspapers

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Barbados newspapers record some inhabitants' vital records many years before birth, marriage, and death certificates existed:

  • 1783-1789 - Haynes, Joseph Alleyne. "Extracts of Deaths and Marriages from the Barbados Mercury, 1783-84 and the Barbados Gazette or General Intelligencer, 1787-1789," Caribbeana, Vol. 3 (1914):311-312. Digitised by dLOC - free.
  • 1805-1818 - Sinckler, Edward Goulburn. "Births, Deaths, and Marriages from the Barbados Mercury and Bridgetown Gazette, 1805 to 1818," Caribbeana, Vol. 1 (1910): 1805-1806: 328-332, 1806-1807: 379-381; Vol. 2 (1912):1807-1809: 41-44, 1809-1811: 86-90, 1811-1813: 132-137, 1813-1815: 152-156, 1815-1816: 215-221, 1817-1818: 279-284, 1818: 298-300. Digitised by dLOC - free.
  • 1807-1809 - Sinckler, Edward Goulburn. "Extracts from the Barbados Chronicle, or Caribbean Courier," Caribbeana, Vol. 2 (1912):300-304. Digitised by dLOC - free.

London newspapers at times had things to say about family happenings in Barbados, see:

  • 1731-1868 - Dobson, David. American Vital Records From the Gentleman's Magazine. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987. FHL Book 973 V22d; digital version at Ancestry ($).