Turks & Caicos National Museum
is the country's main repository for island records. While a large
portion of its older records are currently inaccessible due to
their poor condition, the Museum Archive has many records on
microfiche or microfilm dating back from the 1760's to modern
times. See the
Archive page for a list of holdings.
Since the Museum staff is not yet equipped to
answer research questions by phone, email or regular mail; they
will accept queries by email for posting on their website.
Instructions are found here:
Turks & Caicos Queries
Read Turks & Caicos Queries
A large number of Turks & Caicos records can
be found off the island. The LDS/Mormon Library has the following
Public Records 1820 - 1948 (affidavits, bills of sale, bonds,
contracts, estate inventories, indentures, manumissions,
mortgages, obligations, wills and testaments, grand jury
Parish register transcripts 1864-1991 (births, baptisms,
marriages, deaths and burials)
Probate records 1849-1954 (wills, inventories, administration of
Vital Records - Births,
Marriages & Deaths
Vital Records (Births, Marriages & Deaths) on
the Turks & Caicos Islands date back to 02 January 1863.
The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
General holds these records. They do not yet have a website. All
correspondence should be by phone or regular mail.
Registry of Births, Deaths &
Front Street, Turks & Caicos Islands
British West Indies
There are also a large number of birth, death
and marriage records available from at least two churches on the
island, St. Mary's Anglican Church on Grand Turk and St. Thomas
Church (denomination unknown), both of which are located within the
Turks & Caicos National Museum. The St. Mary's records cover
marriage, baptism and deaths from several parishes on Grand Turk and
Salt Cay, dating from the 1790's to the 1920's.
2004 - 2005. All Rights Reserved. The
Turks & Caicos GenWeb
Project, Caribbean GenWeb Project & World GenWeb Project.