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Guide to Caribbean ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

The countries located in the Caribbean are:

FloridaBahamasTurks and Caicos IslandsCubaMexicoCayman IslandsHaitiJamaicaDominican RepublicBelizeGuatamalaHondurasEl SalvadorNicaraguaPuerto RicoU.S. Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsSt. Kitts and NevisSint EustatiusSabaSaint BarthélemySaint Martin aka Sint MaartenAnguillaAntigua and BarbudaMontserratGuadeloupeDominicaMartiniqueSaint LuciaBarbadosSt. Vincent and the GrenadinesGrenadaTrinidad and TobagoBonaireCuraçaoArubaBonaireCuraçaoArubaVenezuelaGuyanaColombiaPanamaCosta RicaCaribbean Map.png
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For Further Reading

  • Auger, F.R.; Gordon, S.C.; Hall, D.G.; and Reckord, M. The Making of the West Indies. London: Low & Brydone Ltd., 1960.
  • Baker, E.C. A Guide to Records in the Leeward Islands. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1965.
  • Baker, E.C. A Guide to Records in the Windward Islands. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1968.
  • Burns, Sir Alan. History of the British West Indies. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1954.
  • Caribbean Archives Conference. Report of the Caribbean Archives Conference Held at The University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica. September 20-27, 1965. Kingston, Government Printer, 1965.
  • Platt, Lyman D. Genealogical Historical Guide to Latin America. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: West Indies,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1999.