Jamaica Genealogy

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Guide to Jamaica ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Country Information

Jamaica is an island country in the Caribbean whose closest neighbors are Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. It was formerly a colony of Spain and Great Britain. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Jamaica Research

Links to articles on getting started with Jamaica research.

Jamaica Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Jamaica research.

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Jamaica Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jamaica.

Map of the parishes of Jamaica


Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jamaica. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

Parishes are Jamaica’s fundamental civil administrative unit. Parishes in Jamaica's three counties:

Cornwall County

Middlesex County

Surrey County

Additional Parishes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Jamaica," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica, accessed 28 April 2016.