In going through the birth records from the Jewish Congregation of St. Thomas, an entry caught my eye. It shows the hazards of living on a Caribbean Island, something most of us will never understand. It states;
In the year 1867, on October 9, Tishri 5628. Isaac Levy Toledano was born to Levy Toledano a merchant, and Branca Toledano in St. Thomas.
Remarks: Born in this Island, and omitted to be registered on account of hurricane, earthquake and subsequently his mother's death.
Lets be grateful for all those who strive so hard to document the records of our ancestors, even through perilous times.