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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.

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.

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    New - Traveling to Guyana for Genealogical Research
Eric Downer shares his experience of traveling to Guyana in January 2014 for genalogical Research. Read his story here.



NEW! Resource Material

The Transcriptions page outgrew its page so a new main page of data categories was created. All the data is still available, as well as new 1861 UK census and BG-Born persons in Australian newspapers. Just begin your data search by clicking the "Transcriptions" button at the top of the page.
      BMDs (Birth, Marriage & Death) Announcements are posted as transcribed from various newspapers:   The Colonist, The Argosy, The Royal Gazette of Demerara & Essequibo, and the London Times.  
    Many thanks to our growing list of contributors: Tim Smellie, John O'Connor, Inge Veecock, John Schultz, Thomas Kidman, the late Dr. Roger Austin, Debbie Sobers, Romaine Locke,and Lisa Booth.
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