Barbados and the Carolinas Legacy Foundation
Barbados Family Research
A reference guide to researching your Bajan family roots.
Barbados Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
Barbados Genealogy (CreoleLinks.com)
Several articles on researching Barbados Genealogy. The site provides a template for
for doing research in a slave society where names are not always what they seem.
Barbados Message Boards (Ancestry.com)
Black Genealogical or Historical Societies in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean
Caribbean Family History
The Web site contains several databases compiled from various sources, to help
Caribbean researchers uncover their family history. (Note: The site includes
the Barbados Slave Manumission, West Indian Plantation Onwers, West Indian Slave
Compensation Claims, and West Indian Tombstone and Burial records formerly available
at Tombstones.bb and Plantations.bb)
Caribbean Genealogy - Country Resources: Barbados
(From "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience")
A large number of people from the British West Indies migrated to the
United States beginning in the 1900s. Today, more than 1.5 million
Afro-Caribbeans represent close to 5 percent of the U.S. black population.
Caribbean Surname Index
A Discussion Forum containing surname, location, and other "Boards" where
registered users may post their relevant information and hope for a response
from other family members searching on the Internet.
Centre for Barbados Studies in History and Genealogy
Legacies of British Slave-ownership
Records Branch (Barbados Supreme Court)
The Records Branch administers the registration of events such as births, still-births, deaths, marriages and is responsible for the administering statutes relating to the registration of professionals. It also makes available to customers public records about individuals and issues birth, death, marriage certificates. [Note: Coming soon! Vital Records Online]
Researching African-Caribbean Family History
Useful leads from Guy Grannum on uncovering your family's past
Researching Barbados Family Roots
Information on the Barbados Archives and Museum.
Tangled Roots: Barbadosed
African slaves and Irish natives shared a common fate on the island of Barbados
Tracing Ancestors in Barbados
Barbados based researcher Geraldine Lane has compiled a
to records held on the island and offers a family history research service.
- Tracing Your West Indian Ancestors
(Public Record Office Readers' Guide, No. 11)
An illustrated guide that introduces researchers to the main sources
available at The National Archives (U.K.) and elsewhere, including
electoral and tax returns, land grants, colonial civil servants, the
West Indies regiments and the Slave Compensation Commission.
Visit We Sailed Great Ships, the results of Don Hinson's personal search into his bajan roots.