Jamaica, Trelawny Civil Registration of Birth (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Jamaica, Trelawny Parish Civil Registration Births, 1878-1930 .
- 1 Collection Time Period
- 2 Record Description
- 3 How to Use the Records
- 4 Record History
- 5 Related Web Sites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
- 8 Sources of Information for This Collection:
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.
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 ContentThese are some of the important genealogical data found in the birth records:
1. Date and place of birth
2. Name of child
4. Name of parents, including mother’s maiden name
5. Parent’s dwelling place
6. Rank or profession of father
7. Signature, qualification and residence of informant
8. Date of registration
9. 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 parent’s births
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 This Record Was Created
Births and deaths were recorded for vital statistics and to better serve public health needs.
The information in birth records is generally reliable.
Related Web Sites
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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.
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.
Examples of Source Citations 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.
Sources of Information for This Collection:
"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.
The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections