Scope of Project
This is a project to focus on developing the profiles of the people of Bermuda and members of the Bermudan diaspora on Geni. Special emphasis is made on using Bermudan sources, especially government records and credible Bermudan histories.
Since modern Bermudans find their roots in many other ethnicities -- this project aims to also provide information on how these people came to be Bermudan after leaving their home nations.
The European slave ships were designed to carry as many captured people as possible. Many captives died on the journey and survivors were sold as slaves. Slaves were stripped of all dignity, received no pay, and were given food, clothing, and shelter needed to keep them working.
The Portuguese immigrated to Bermuda from the 1850's into the 20th Century from the islands of the Azores and Madeira. The story of Portuguese Bermudians
Eventually, this project will hopefully become a portal leading to many other related subprojects related to Bermudans. The first such project is for the . Future projects will include:
- The census
- Modern Bermudan political leaders
- The Bermudan diaspora
- Bermudan athletes
Bermuda's population at 64,700 - 2011 Source: World Bank
Bermuda's 2010 Census put Bermuda's population at 64,237. The ethnic makeup of Bermuda is 54% black, 31% white, 8% multiracial, 4% Asian, and 4% other races. Native Bermudians made up 67% of the population, compared 29% non-natives, however, 79% of residents had Bermudian status. A significant segment of the white population is of Portuguese ancestry (10%), the result of immigration from Portuguese islands (especially the Azores) during the past 160 years.
Some islanders, especially in St David's, trace their ancestry to Native Americans, and many more may be ignorant of such ancestry. Hundreds were shipped to Bermuda, possibly from as far as Mexico. The best known examples were the Algonquian peoples who were exiled from the New England colonies and sold into slavery in the 17th century, notably in the aftermaths of the Pequot War, and King Philip's War, but some are have believed to come from as far away as Mexico.
Several thousand expatriate workers, principally from the UK, Canada, the West Indies, South Africa and the U.S., also reside in Bermuda, primarily engaged in specialised professions such as accounting, finance, and insurance. Others are employed in various trades, such as hotels, restaurants, construction, and landscaping services. Of the total workforce of 38,947 persons in 2005, government employment figures stated that 11,223 (29%) were non-Bermudians.