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The Guyana / British Guiana Genealogical Society

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The Society

We are a Society reaching genealogical researchers throughout the world who are researching their colonial British Guiana or post-independence Guyana ancestors.  For the many Guyanese diaspora and descendants whose searches have met with disappointment, we hope to provide some alternative resources as they as discovered and whenever possible, transcriptions. Please note that we have no more information than is posted on this website and we do not do individual research. Therefore, inquiries regarding your personal research to the webmaster cannot be answered. Help on personal research should be posted on the Forum.

When the British left the then Colony named British Guiana, vital records (births, marriages, and deaths) were left in-country. Since independence, Guyana has experienced severe economic depression and civil strife, excluding any interest or ability to preserve or make available the historical and vital records.

Please read through the pages under the label heading "Research" on the above menu, as there are many suggestions of places to search. . Recent transcriptions have been added of colonial materials which may assist in the pursuit of colonial ancestors. New content is added as obtained.    Keep checking for our new additions!   Any newly discovered alternative secondary data sources will be posted here.   And remember - we always welcome your contributions and suggestions.

New book "Children of Watooka"

See the PDF for more information here about this new book by Steve Connolly. If you would like to obtain a copy and live in the US, the cost of leather bound is $ 65; the cost of hard back is $ 40, and the cost of a soft cover is $30

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New Transcription

Masonic members,from 1831 to 1921, as transcribed by Lisa Booth

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General Register Office, Rep. of Guyana- website
The Gen. Register Office now has a website. The issue of using the applications for documents do not address ordering documents for ancestors. However, it is still refreshing to see some progress toward the current century.
Visit the site here.

Our Website's internet recognition    NEW Kudos to everyone for their hard work and sharing - see the links's here


Oct 4, 2015 - Hathi Trust Digital Library collections (searchable) found by Riccardo Gomes

This is a collection of copies of the Official Gazette of British Guiana for the years 1902 to 1917. They are searchable ! Please read review article here.
This site info is due to these contributors: Bernard Abraham, Sharon Anderson, Lisa Booth, Eric Downer, Riccardo Gomes, Thomas Kidman, Nicola MacIntyre, John O'Conner, John Schultz, .Tim Smellie & Inge Veecock
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