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*[http://users.pullman.com/mitchelm/jamaica.htm Family History of Jamaica, West Indies]
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*Jamaican Parish Reference [http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html] &nbsp;(cited 2010 Jul 1).  
 
*Jamaican Parish Reference [http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html] &nbsp;(cited 2010 Jul 1).  
 
*Jamaica's parishes and civil registration districts&nbsp; [http://scholarship.utm.edu/522 http://scholarship.utm.edu/522] (cited 2010 Jul 31).  
 
*Jamaica's parishes and civil registration districts&nbsp; [http://scholarship.utm.edu/522 http://scholarship.utm.edu/522] (cited 2010 Jul 31).  
 
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Getting started with Jamaican research

Jamaica is an independent island nation in the Greater Antilles Islands of the West Indies. Jamaica lies south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. See the CIA World Factbook at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jm.html

Jurisdictions

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Parishes were established as administrative districts at the English conquest of 1655. Though the boundaries have changed over the succeeding centuries, parishes remain Jamaica’s fundamental civil administrative unit. The three counties of Cornwall, Middlesex, and Surrey have no administrative relevance. The present parishes were consolidated in 1866 with the re-division of eight now-extinct entities, none of which will have civil records. A good historical look at the parishes as they changed over time may be found on the privately compiled “Jamaican Parish Reference,” http://prestwidge.com/river/jamaicanparishes.html (cited 2010 Jul 1). 

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