Caribbean
(includes the British West Indies and indepedent states)

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General - British West Indies

"Caribbeana: being Miscellaneous Papers Relating to the History, Genealogy, Topography and Antiquities of the British West Indies." Oliver, Vere Langford. London: Mitchell Hughes and Clarke (1910-1919), reprint (2000) Candoo Creative Publishing; Toronto, Canada. This is a "mine of information about families connected with the West Indies" (in seven volumes). It includes calendars and transcriptions of parochial registers, wills and deeds, correspondence, pedigrees, extracts from newspapers, extensive notes on families and a host of illustrations. SB1

"The Original Scots Colonists of Early America: Caribbean Supplement, 1611-1707." by David Dobson. 1999. BW1

Barbados

See also under the Middleton/Myddelton/Myddleton surname.

"Builders of Barbados." F.A. Hoyos, MacMillan Caribbean 1972. Biographies of Barbados leaders from 1668 to 1920. DC9

"Historic Churches of Barbados,Our French Canadian Ancestors, Vol XXIV. Barbara Hill, Art Heritage Publications, 1984. Description of historic churches and some biographical information on their founders. DC9

"Omitted Chapters from Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality... And Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. Census Returns, Parish Registers, and Militia Rolls From the Barbados Census of 1679/80." Author: James C. Brandow. Publication Date: 1983, reprinted 2008. Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality is the classic work on 17th-century British immigration to the colonies. Not generally known, however, is that Hotten included only a portion of the lists available to him. Nearly two-thirds of the important Barbados Census of 1679/80 was not used and this left out more than half of the island's parish registers, all of the militia rolls, and various lists of landholders.
     Thousands of immigrants settled on Barbados before planting new roots on the mainland and their records have gone undetected--until now, that is, for this work, based on records in the Public Record Office in London, supplies all of the material missing in Hotten. The parish registers give the names of all of those baptized or buried, with the dates and the names of the family members; the census returns list landowners' names with the number of freemen, servants, and slaves in the household; and the militia rolls list the militiamen by regiment and company, as well as the landowners responsible for furnishing troops. About 6,500 persons are named--their first mention in the records of the New World! W5

Bermuda

See under the Flowers surname.

Cuba

Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles)

"Precious Stones of the Jews in Curaçao; Curaçaon Jewry 1656-1957." I. S. Emmanuel, 1957. 225 tombstones of 2536 persons, 1668 - 1859, men, women and some Rabbis, cemetery history and plan, biographies including family histories, chronological list of names, alphabetical list of family names + number of members + eldest tombstone year, large bibliography, general alphabetical index, 15 genealogies. JC4

Jamaica

Puerto Rico