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== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
  
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Parishes were established as administrative districts at the English conquest of 1655. Though the boundaries have changed over the succeeding centuries, parishes remain Jamaica’s fundamental civil administrative unit. The three counties of Cornwall, Middlesex, and Surrey have no administrative relevance. The present parishes were consolidated in 1866 with the re-division of eight now-extinct entities, none of which will have civil records. A good historical look at the parishes as they changed over time may be found on the privately compiled “Jamaican Parish Reference,” http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html (cited 2010 Jul 1). 
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Parishes were established as administrative districts at the English conquest of 1655. Though the boundaries have changed over the succeeding centuries, parishes remain Jamaica’s fundamental civil administrative unit. The three counties of Cornwall, Middlesex, and Surrey have no administrative relevance. The present parishes were consolidated in 1866 with the re-division of eight now-extinct entities, none of which will have civil records. A good historical look at the parishes as they changed over time may be found on the privately compiled “Jamaican Parish Reference,” http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html (cited 2010 Jul 1).   
  
'''Cornwall County'''
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'''Cornwall County'''  
*Hanover Parish
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*St. Elizabeth Parish
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*Hanover Parish  
*St. James Parish
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*Saint Elizabeth Parish  
*Trelawney Parish
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*Saint James Parish  
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*Trelawney Parish  
 
*Westmoreland Parish
 
*Westmoreland Parish
  
'''Middlesex County'''
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'''Middlesex County'''  
*Clarendon Parish
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*Manchester Parish
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*Clarendon Parish  
*St. Ann Parish
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*Manchester Parish  
*St. Catherine Parish
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*Saint Ann Parish  
*St. Mary Parish
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*[[Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica|Saint Catherine Parish]]
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*Saint Mary Parish
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'''Surrey County'''
  
'''Surrey County'''
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*Kingston Parish  
*Kingston Parish
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*Portland Parish  
*Portland Parish
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*[[Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica|Saint Andrew Parish]]
*St. Andrew Parish
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*Saint Thomas Parish
*St. Thomas Parish
 
  
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==

Revision as of 15:18, 4 August 2012

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Jamaica is an independent island nation in the Greater Antilles Islands of the West Indies. Jamaica lies south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. See the CIA World Factbook about Jamaica. 

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Jurisdictions

Jamacia parishs.JPG

Parishes were established as administrative districts at the English conquest of 1655. Though the boundaries have changed over the succeeding centuries, parishes remain Jamaica’s fundamental civil administrative unit. The three counties of Cornwall, Middlesex, and Surrey have no administrative relevance. The present parishes were consolidated in 1866 with the re-division of eight now-extinct entities, none of which will have civil records. A good historical look at the parishes as they changed over time may be found on the privately compiled “Jamaican Parish Reference,” http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html (cited 2010 Jul 1). 

Cornwall County

  • Hanover Parish
  • Saint Elizabeth Parish
  • Saint James Parish
  • Trelawney Parish
  • Westmoreland Parish

Middlesex County

Surrey County

Research Tools


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:


Newspapers

The Jamaican Gleaner More than 1 million historical newspaper pages from The Gleaner dating back to 1834.

Websites

Jamaican Family Search This is a virtual genealogy library for those researching family history for Jamaica, West Indies, especially for people born before 1920.

Jamaican Genealogy This blog is a resource for those researching their Jamaican (West Indies) Family History.

Jamaican sugar cane (history)

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