JamaicaFamilySearch.com is an online genealogy resource library that targets persons researching their Jamaican family history. The site contains information on Jamaican residents primarily born before 1920. Some of the site’s contents is free to the public but for full access to all resources you need to pay a reasonable fee for membership(US$8/month,US$20/3month and US$75/year). To subscribe to the site navigate to here: https://www.keysecure.com/jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Subscribe/subscribe.htm
The site is updated regularly with Particia’s finds as well as user contributions. Below you will find a list of type of documents and transcriptions found on the website. The list is divided into pages that are free to public access and those pages reserved for members only. These lists are updated regularly.
- Jamaica Almanacs - Almanacs contained a list of the proprietors and properties. Almanacs also listed official and other persons on the island in the Civil and Military Lists.
- 1878 Directory of Jamaica – The Directory is a book that lists name, full address, occupation, and place of employment, for people from all walks of life in Jamaica.
- Manumissions of slaves 1820-1825 - Manumission is the act of a slave owner freeing his or her slaves.
- Private Acts of the Jamaican Assembly 1760-1810
- History of the Parish of Trelawny by Daniel Ogilvie
- Index to Monumental Insciptions of the British West Indies by J. H. Lawrence-Archer
- Handbooks of Jamaica - extracts
- Various editions of the Royal Gazette publication
- “Stirring Incidents in the life of a British Soldier,” being stationed in Jamaica, and his view of the Morant Bay Rebellion.
- Pages from the 1910 Directory: Transportation and Advertisements
- The “Jamaica Witness“
- History of the Moravian missions in Jamaica
- Who’s Who, Feurtado’s “Personages”, Caribbeana and other book and newspaper excerpts
- Excerpts from Jamaican Parish Registers and Wills
- Excerpts from Parish Registers
- British censuses – excerpts
- Documents at the Public Records Office, England – excerpts
- Photographs and drawings of early Jamaica, and modern Jamaica. Maps
- Lists of proprietors and properties 1811-1845
- Civil and Military Lists 1751 – 1870
- Voters’ List 1860
- Who’s Who 1861
- 1891 Business Directory
- 1910 Business and residential Directory
- Church of England (Anglican ), Civil Registration, Wills, Dissenter Marriages Registers 1680-1930
- Jewish births, marriages, deaths - 1680-1930
- Official and Other Personages of Jamaica 1655 to 1790
- A newspaper report on the Morant Bay Rebellion.
- Louis C. Malabre’s manuscripts records of the St. Domingue refugee families in Jamaica, and their descendants. See families and documents
- Colonial Office Correspondences
- Pedigrees of Burke and Bouke Families in Ireland for 100o
- Introduction to Burke Pedigrees
- Diary of Philip Livingston, 1782-1783
- Diaries of James and Ann Taylor 1797-1800
- British Regiments stationed in Jamaica 1702 to 1962
- Maps of Jamaica 1702-1845
Tips on searching the website:
If you have the surname of you ancestors then you should use the site index: http://jamaicanfamilysearch.com/cgi-bin/search_form.cgi?BUILDINDEX=y