05 February 2013

Barbados Jewish Records at FamilySearch.org

For those who are looking for more records of their Jewish ancestors in the Caribbean, more records are now available at www.familysearch.org. Actually the records have been there for about 5 months, but they are well hidden. The record collection is Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1887.
The collection does indeed include the records of the Jews in Barbados. The years covered are births 1830-1884 and deaths 1685-1886. As of today there are images, however they have not been named indexed.

The records for the Jews are very easy to use. They are in order by date of the event and the handwriting is very readable. The two records below show an example of each type.

This database should be very valuable for those with early Jewish families in the Caribbean and especially for those with ancestry from Barbados.

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