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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.&nbsp;[[Image:2257529300571548093 600px-Flag of Jamaica.png|thumb|right|2257529300571548093 600px-Flag of Jamaica.png]] [[Image:7milesbeach2.JPG|frame|right|400x180px|7milesbeach2.JPG]]
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==Country Information==
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Jamaica is an island country in the Caribbean whose closest neighbors are [[Cuba Genealogy|Cuba]], [[Haiti Genealogy|Haiti]], and the [[Dominican Republic Genealogy|Dominican Republic]]. It was formerly a colony of [[Spain Genealogy|Spain]] and [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. The official language is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jamaica," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica, accessed 28 April 2016.</ref>
  
== Getting started with Jamaican research&nbsp;  ==
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Jamaica Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Jamaica research.
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*[[Jamaica Civil Registration]]
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*[[Jamaica Church Records]]
  
To begin, collect the reminiscences of family members. They may not know exact dates and places, but the stories they tell will offer important clues for you follow. Next, learn a little about Jamaica's history, because that will direct your research. An excellent resource is the CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jm.html CIA ''World Factbook'']&nbsp;
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<h3>Jamaica Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Jamaica research.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list?page=1&countryId=1927006 Jamaican Family Search]
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/jamaica/ Jamaica GenForum]
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*[http://www.candoo.com/genresources/ Jamaica Genealogical Resources (Candoo)]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jamwgw/index.htm Jamaica Genealogy (RootsWeb)]
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*[http://jamaicagenealogy.org Jamaica Genealogy Blog]
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*[http://users.pullman.com/mitchelm/jamaica.htm Family History of Jamaica, West Indies]
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{{Click|File:Jamaica ORP.png|Jamaica Online Genealogy Records}}
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There are several excellent websites that offer guidance as well as searchable records.&nbsp;
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==Jamaica Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jamaica. 
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[[File:Jamaica,_administrative_divisions_(parishes)_-_en_-_monochrome.png|650px|thumb|left|Map of the parishes of Jamaica]]
  
*[http://jamaicagenealogy.org/ jamaicagenealogy.org/]
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*[http://jamaicanfamilysearch.com/ jamaicanfamilysearch.com/]
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/jamaica/ genforum.genealogy.com/jamaica/]
 
  
== Jurisdictions ==
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==Jurisdictions==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jamaica.  Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
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 “[http://prestwidge.com/index.php?/project/introduction/ Jamaican Parish Reference],” .&nbsp;
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Parishes are Jamaica’s fundamental civil administrative unit. Parishes in Jamaica's three counties:
  
'''Cornwall County'''
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==== Cornwall County ====
  
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*[[Hanover Parish, Jamaica|Hanover Parish]]  
 
*[[Hanover Parish, Jamaica|Hanover Parish]]  
 
*[[Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica|Saint Elizabeth Parish]]  
 
*[[Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica|Saint Elizabeth Parish]]  
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*[[Trelawney Parish, Jamaica|Trelawney Parish]]  
 
*[[Trelawney Parish, Jamaica|Trelawney Parish]]  
 
*[[Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica|Westmoreland Parish]]
 
*[[Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica|Westmoreland Parish]]
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<br>'''Middlesex County'''
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==== Middlesex County ====
  
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*[[Clarendon Parish, Jamaica|Clarendon Parish]]  
 
*[[Clarendon Parish, Jamaica|Clarendon Parish]]  
 
*[[Manchester Parish, Jamaica|Manchester Parish]]  
 
*[[Manchester Parish, Jamaica|Manchester Parish]]  
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*[[Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica|Saint Catherine Parish]]  
 
*[[Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica|Saint Catherine Parish]]  
 
*[[Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica|Saint Mary Parish]]
 
*[[Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica|Saint Mary Parish]]
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<br>'''Surrey County'''
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==== Surrey County ====
  
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*[[Kingston Parish, Jamaica|Kingston Parish]]  
 
*[[Kingston Parish, Jamaica|Kingston Parish]]  
 
*[[Portland Parish, Jamaica|Portland Parish]]  
 
*[[Portland Parish, Jamaica|Portland Parish]]  
 
*[[Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica|Saint Andrew Parish]]  
 
*[[Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica|Saint Andrew Parish]]  
 
*[[Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica|Saint Thomas Parish]]
 
*[[Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica|Saint Thomas Parish]]
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<br>'''Additional Parishes'''
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==== Additional Parishes ====
  
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*[[Metcalfe Parish, Jamaica|Metcalfe Parish]]  
 
*[[Metcalfe Parish, Jamaica|Metcalfe Parish]]  
 
*[[Port Royal Parish, Jamaica|Port Royal Parish]]  
 
*[[Port Royal Parish, Jamaica|Port Royal Parish]]  
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*[[Saint Thomas ye Vale Parish, Jamaica|Saint Thomas ye Vale Parish]]  
 
*[[Saint Thomas ye Vale Parish, Jamaica|Saint Thomas ye Vale Parish]]  
 
*[[Vere Parish, Jamaica|Vere Parish]]
 
*[[Vere Parish, Jamaica|Vere Parish]]
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== Research Tools  ==
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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/1927006?region=Jamaica Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Jamaica Family History Center locator map]
  
*[http://users.pullman.com/mitchelm/jamaica.htm Family History of Jamaica, West Indies]
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==References==
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jamwgw/index.htm Genealogy of Jamaica]
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*[http://www.candoo.com/genresources/ Jamaica Genealogical Resources]
 
*[http://jamaicagenealogy.org Jamaica Genealogy]
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1338238793657_388" />[http://prestwidge.com/index.php?/project/introduction/ Antique Jamaica Maps]&nbsp;[http://prestwidge.com/index.php?/project/introduction/]
 
*[http://scholarship.utm.edu/522/ Jamaica's parishes and civil registration districts]&nbsp;[http://scholarship.utm.edu/522] (cited 2010 Jul 31).
 
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927006 records collections for Jamaica] available from FamilySearch.org.
 
  
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*[[Jamaica Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Jamaica Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Jamaica, Trelawney Civil Registration of Birth (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Jamaica, Trelawny Civil Registration of Birth (FamilySearch Hisrorical Records)]]
 
 
 
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== Newspapers  ==
 
 
 
[http://gleaner.newspaperarchive.com/Default.aspx The Jamaican Gleaner]&nbsp;More than 1 million historical newspaper pages from The Gleaner dating back to 1834.
 
 
 
== Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://jamaicanfamilysearch.com/ Jamaican Family Search]&nbsp;This is a virtual genealogy library for those researching family history for Jamaica, West Indies, especially for people born before 1920.
 
 
 
[http://jamaicagenealogy.org/ Jamaican Genealogy]&nbsp;This blog is a resource for those researching their Jamaican (West Indies) Family History.
 
 
 
[http://wwwchem.uwimona.edu.jm:1104/lectures/sugar.html Jamaican sugar cane] (history)
 
 
 
== Did you know?  ==
 
 
 
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*[http://jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/begin.htm Where do I begin?]
 
*[http://jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/Resjam.htm Where to do research]
 
*[http://jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/slavery.htm Slaves and Slavery in Jamaica]
 
 
 
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Guide to Jamaica ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Country Information

Jamaica is an island country in the Caribbean whose closest neighbors are Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. It was formerly a colony of Spain and Great Britain. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Jamaica Research

Links to articles on getting started with Jamaica research.

Jamaica Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Jamaica research.

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

Jamaica Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jamaica.

Map of the parishes of Jamaica

Jurisdictions

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

Parishes are Jamaica’s fundamental civil administrative unit. Parishes in Jamaica's three counties:

Cornwall County

Middlesex County

Surrey County

Additional Parishes

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Jamaica," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica, accessed 28 April 2016.