Saturday, 6 December 2014

Ancestry adds Jamaica Civil Birth? Registrations

It's cold enough outside here that a virtual genealogical trip to the Caribbean is a welcome diversion.

Courtesy of Ancestry, and the company cooperative agreement with FamilySearch, comes a database titled Jamaica, Civil Birth Registration, 1878-1930 with 4,553,171 records.

Birth?

Searching for one of my ancestral names, Northwood, finds a record for

Name: Alfred Northwood
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 1867
Death Date: 29 Aug 1888
Death Place: Parish of Kingston, Jamaica
Age at Death: 21

Looks more like a death registration!

Name: William Arthur Lepold Cowley
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1901
Marriage Place: Parish of Kingston, Jamaica
Father's Name: William Iolmdsh Cowley
Spouse's Name: Isabella Lianora Lloyd

Looks like a marriage index!

Name: Cyril Adams Or Reid
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 1900
Death Date: 11 May 1900
Death Place: Parish of Kingston, Jamaica
Age at Death: 0
Mother's name: Margaret Adams

Looks like an infant death record!

It's a lucky dip. As there are no original images online recourse to the images in the FHL microfilm reference will be essential.


1 comment:

Sharon Clayton said...

The images are on familysearch for records from 1880 - 1999, although the 'new' images are somewhat scarce.