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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
Birth notices are collected into annual registers and arranged by district, number, and registration date. Some records are listed in books similar to a ledger and others on slips of papers with the same ledger format.<br>  
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Birth notices are collected into annual registers and arranged by district, number, and registration date. Some records are listed in books similar to a ledger and others on slips of papers with the same ledger format.<br>
  
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
  
These are some of the important genealogical data found in the birth records: [[Image:Jamaica Trelawny Parish Birth Registers.jpg|thumb]]<br>1. Date and place of birth<br>2. Name of child<br>3. Gender<br>4. Name of parents, including mother’s maiden name<br>5. Parent’s dwelling place<br>6. Rank or profession of father<br>7. Signature, qualification and residence of informant<br>8. Date of registration<br>9. Baptismal name, if added after registration<br>
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These are some of the important genealogical data found in the birth records:  
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[[Image:Jamaica Trelawny Parish Birth Registers.jpg|thumb]]  
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*Date and place of birth  
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*Name of child  
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*Gender  
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*Name of parents, including mother’s maiden name  
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*Parent’s dwelling place  
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*Rank or profession of father  
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*Signature, qualification and residence of informant  
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*Date of registration  
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*Baptismal name, if added after registration
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Information regarding the residence of the parents and maiden surname of the mother are useful in searching records from that locality to find information on their marriage and the parent’s births<br>  
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Information regarding the residence of the parents and maiden surname of the mother are useful in searching records from that locality to find information on their marriage and the parents' births<br>
  
 
== Record History  ==
 
== Record History  ==
  
In 1878 the Registrar General began keeping the births records, these were organized by parishes. The original records are held in the Registrar General’s Office in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Because the registration of birth was compulsory since 1878, the collection covers 90-100% of the population.<br>  
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In 1878 the Registrar General began keeping the births records, these were organized by parishes. The original records are held in the Registrar General’s Office in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Because the registration of birth was compulsory since 1878, the collection covers 90-100% of the population.<br>
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
  
Births and deaths were recorded for vital statistics and to better serve public health needs.<br>  
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Births and deaths were recorded for vital statistics and to better serve public health needs.<br>
  
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
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The information in birth records is generally reliable.  
 
The information in birth records is generally reliable.  
  
== Related Web Sites ==
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== Related Websites ==
 
 
[http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.page/board/tips_board/thread/1256993 Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration ]<br>
 
  
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[http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.page/board/tips_board/thread/1256993 Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration&nbsp;]&nbsp;
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jamaica Jamaica]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Jamaica:_Civil_Registration Jamaica: Civil Registration]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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==== Example of a Source Citation&nbsp;of a Record Found&nbsp;in This Collection ====
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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"Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration." index and images, ''Family Search'' [http://www.familysearch,org (https://www.familysearch,org]: accessed March 11, 2011).entry for Ethel Ruth Maypother, born 14 April 1878; citing Civil Records , FHL 538,842; Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica.  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations in This Collection:  ====
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== Citation for This Collection ==
  
"Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration." index and images, ''Family Search'' [http://www.familysearch,org (https://www.familysearch,org]: accessed March 11, 2011).entry for Ethel Ruth Maypother, born 14 April 1878; citing Civil Records , FHL 538,842; Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica.
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
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<!--bibdescbegin-->"Jamaica, Trelawny Parish Civil Registration Birth, 1878-1930", index and images, FamilySearch, 2009; from&nbsp;Jamaica Ministry of National Security. Jamaica civil&nbsp;registration, 1871-1995.&nbsp;Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah, USA. <!--bibdescend-->
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Jamaica, Trelawny Parish Civil Registration Birth, 1878-1930", index and images, FamilySearch, 2009; from&nbsp;Jamaica Ministry of National Security. Jamaica civil&nbsp;registration, 1871-1995.&nbsp;Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah, USA. <!--bibdescend-->
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
  
 
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Collection Time Period

Compulsory registration of births and deaths began April 1, 1878. Marriages began to be recorded later in 1880. This collection covers birth records for the years 1878-1930.

Record Description

Birth notices are collected into annual registers and arranged by district, number, and registration date. Some records are listed in books similar to a ledger and others on slips of papers with the same ledger format.

Record Content

These are some of the important genealogical data found in the birth records:

Jamaica Trelawny Parish Birth Registers.jpg
  • Date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Name of parents, including mother’s maiden name
  • Parent’s dwelling place
  • Rank or profession of father
  • Signature, qualification and residence of informant
  • Date of registration
  • Baptismal name, if added after registration

How to Use the Records

Information regarding the residence of the parents and maiden surname of the mother are useful in searching records from that locality to find information on their marriage and the parents' births

Record History

In 1878 the Registrar General began keeping the births records, these were organized by parishes. The original records are held in the Registrar General’s Office in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Because the registration of birth was compulsory since 1878, the collection covers 90-100% of the population.

Why the Record Was Created

Births and deaths were recorded for vital statistics and to better serve public health needs.

Record Reliability

The information in birth records is generally reliable.

Related Websites

Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration  

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Example of a Source Citation of a Record Found in This Collection

"Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration." index and images, Family Search (https://www.familysearch,org: accessed March 11, 2011).entry for Ethel Ruth Maypother, born 14 April 1878; citing Civil Records , FHL 538,842; Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Jamaica, Trelawny Parish Civil Registration Birth, 1878-1930", index and images, FamilySearch, 2009; from Jamaica Ministry of National Security. Jamaica civil registration, 1871-1995. Registrar General Department, Spanish Town, Jamaica. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah, USA.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.