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== Getting started with Guyana research  ==
 
 
 
Formerly British Guiana. Republic in the northern part of South America, bounded on the northeast by the North Atantic Ocean, on the east by Suriname, on the south and west by Brazil, and on the northwest by Venezuela. See the CIA ''World Factbook'' at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gy.html
 
 
 
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==Country Information==
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Guyana is a country in South America bordered by [[Brazil Genealogy|Brazil]], [[Suriname Genealogy|Suriname]], and [[Venezuela Genealogy|Venezuela]]. It was formerly a colony of [[The Netherlands Genealogy|The Netherlands]] and [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. The official language is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Guyana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana, accessed 28 April 2016.</ref>
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==History==
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The Dutch were the first Europeans to establish colonies but after the British assumed control in 1796, the Dutch formally ceded the area in 1814 and in 1831 the three separate colonies became a single British colony known as British Guiana.<br>
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Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966 and became a republic on 23 February 1970, remaining a member of the Commonwealth.<br>
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In May 2008, President Bharrat Jagdeo was a signatory to the UNASUR Constitutive Treaty of the Union of South American Nations. Guyana has ratified the treaty.
 
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/guyana-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy and Family History Network - Guyana]
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*[http://www.guyana.org/history.html Summary of Guyana History]<br>
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*[[Georgetown Guyana Family History Centre]]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyggbs/index.htm Guyana/British Guiana Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guycigtr/ The Chinese in Guyana]
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Guyana.  Regions:
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Latest revision as of 03:00, 15 May 2018

Guyana Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
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Guyana Background
Local Research Resources
South America
Guyana
Guide to Guyana ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Not to be confused with French Guiana (French: Guyane).

Country Information

Guyana is a country in South America bordered by Brazil, Suriname, and Venezuela. It was formerly a colony of The Netherlands and Great Britain. The official language is English.[1]

History

The Dutch were the first Europeans to establish colonies but after the British assumed control in 1796, the Dutch formally ceded the area in 1814 and in 1831 the three separate colonies became a single British colony known as British Guiana.
Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966 and became a republic on 23 February 1970, remaining a member of the Commonwealth.
In May 2008, President Bharrat Jagdeo was a signatory to the UNASUR Constitutive Treaty of the Union of South American Nations. Guyana has ratified the treaty.
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Getting Started

Getting Started with Guyana Research

Links to articles on getting started with Guyana research.

Guyana Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Guyana research.


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Guyana Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Guyana.

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Regions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Guyana. Regions:

  1. Barima-Waini
  2. Pomeroon-Supenaam
  3. Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
  4. Demerara-Mahaica
  5. Mahaica-Berbice
  6. East Berbice-Corentyne
  7. Cuyuni-Mazaruni
  8. Potaro-Siparuni
  9. Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo
  10. Upper Demerara-Berbice

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

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