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Jamaica - Lost Traces

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  • Silas Uriah Welsh (1898 - c.1945)
    Silas was an electrician. He traveled to Cuba about 1926. He came back to Jamaica after some years with a load of engineering books. He started a business partnership. He was killed by his partner ab...
  • Emeline Elizabeth Welsh (1903 - c.1984)
    Two generations back These are my paternal grandfather's sisters and brothers. Anita (1892- ?) Beatrice/Josephine (1894 ?- ?) Norman (1895 ? - ?) Charles Theophilus Welsh(1896-1949), my pat...
  • Anita Welsh (1892 - c.1985)
    Aunt Anita lived at my Kingston home, 1969-71. I last visited her Mount Pleasant home in 1979.
  • Norman "Pardi" Welsh (1895 - c.1954)
  • Josephine Beatrice Welsh (1893 - c.1982)

(This project is associated with the Jamaica "Out Of many, One People" master project and Jamaica Graves project).


The objective of this project is to serve as a repository for all Jamaicans whose genealogical traces end in Jamaica in the 15th to mid-20th centuries (1498-1950). This project is for genealogical research that dead ends" at a certain point.

Please add all your Jamaican profiles for which you don't find any antecedents. This project is promoted through the Jamaica "Out Of many, One People" project. There, worldwide Geni-users may help you find the 'missing link'. Please remember that quite a few early settlers actually had a variety of backgrounds - which explains the appearance of 'Spanish-looking names' in Jamaica; however, many of these ancestors may have fled to Holland and England for reasons of religious persecution.

(Have a look at the Jamaica "Out Of many, One People" Portal: you will find links to online civil records across Jamaica that may be very helpful in your quest).

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For those tracing roots from the Britain and Ireland:

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For those tracing roots from Native American groups:

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For those tracing roots from Asian groups:

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There are several members and a curator on Geni that specialize in Jamaican and West Indian genealogy and are more than willing to help answer any question you might have.



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