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*[[Jamaica Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Jamaica Biography|Biography]]
*[[Jamaica Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
*[[Jamaica Census|Census]]
*[[Jamaica Church Records|Church Records]]
*[[Jamaica Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
*[[Jamaica Court Records|Court Records]]
*[[Jamaica Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
*[[Jamaica Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
*[[Jamaica Genealogy|Genealogy]]
*[[Jamaica History|History]]
*[[Jamaica Jurisdictions|Jurisdictions]]
*[[Jamaica Land and Property|Land and Property]]
*[[Jamaica Law and Legislation|Law and Legistlation]]
*[[Jamaica Maps|Maps]]
*[[Jamaica Military Records|Military Records]]
*[[Jamaica Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
*[[Jamaica Newspapers|Newspapers]]
*[[Jamaica Occupations|Occupations]]
*[[Jamaica Periodicals|Periodicals]]
*[[Jamaica Probate Records|Probate Records]]
*[[Jamaica Public Records|Public Records]]
*[[Jamaica Schools|Schools]]
*[[Jamaica Slavery|Slavery]]
*[[Jamaica Societies|Societies]]
*[[Jamaica Taxation|Taxation]]
*[[Jamaica Vital Records|Vital Records]]
*'''[[Jamaica Further Reading|For Further Reading]]'''

Revision as of 22:48, 16 October 2013

Jamaica Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Jamaica Background
Local Research Resources
Jamaica In Its Region

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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7 Miles Beach, Jamaica
Getting started with Jamaican research



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,” . 

Cornwall County

Middlesex County

Surrey County

Additional Parishes

Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:


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


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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