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).
Related Geni Projects
For those tracing roots from the Britain and Ireland:
For those tracing roots from Native American groups:
For those tracing roots from Asian groups:
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.
- JAMAICA GENERAL INFORMATION
- Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Resource Library
- Cherokee in St Elizabeth, Jamaica
- Kingston, Jamaica
- Cherokee in St Elizabeth
- The Modern-Day Maroons: A Genealogy site of the Welsh-Melville clan, including the six-plus related families
- Michael Craton (Craton, Michael) on Bookfinder.com
- FAMILY HISTORY OF JAMAICA, WEST INDIES
- ABOUT JAMAICA: St. Elizabeth
- Mixed Racial Heritage
- AMERICAN LOYALISTS granted land in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, in 1783