Barbados Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891
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Record Description
Record Type: Baptisms
Collection years: 1739-1831
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Baptism

  • The name of the child
  • Gender
  • Christening date and place
  • Birth date
  • Names of parents

Collection Content

Coverage Table

Locality Baptisms, 1739-1891 Marriages, 1854-1879 Burials, 1854-1885
Barbados 208,266 14,147 91,574
Christ Church 926 214 0
Saint Andrew 290 0 148
Saint George 670 0 0
Saint James 204 0 0
Saint John 385 0 311
Saint Joseph 0 0 193
Saint Michael 7,598 1,035 0
Saint Peter 454 0 0
Saint Philip 2,850 134 0
Saint Thomas 367 136 0
Total 222,010 15,666 92,226

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"Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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