Difference between revisions of "Montserrat Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m
m
 
(37 intermediate revisions by 15 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{| width="100%" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="5" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
{{Montserrat-sidebar}}{{breadcrumb
 +
| link1=[[Caribbean|Caribbean]]
 +
| link2=
 +
| link3=
 +
| link4=
 +
| link5=[[Montserrat Genealogy|Montserrat]]}}Guide to '''Montserrat ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
 +
{| style="float:right"
 
|-
 
|-
| valign="top" style="padding: 0pt; margin: 0pt;" | <div style="float: right; width: 75%;">
+
| style="padding-right:0px"|
(Add introductory text and/or an image here)
+
[[Image:Montserrat Location.png|thumb|500px|<center>Location of Montserrat</center>]]
 +
|}
 +
==Country Information==
 +
Montserrat is an overseas territory of the [[United Kingdom]]. The official language is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Montserrat," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat, accessed 25 April 2016. </ref>
  
== Getting started with Monserrat research  ==
+
On 18 July 1995, the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active. Eruptions destroyed Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth. Between 1995 and 2000, two-thirds of the island's population was forced to flee, primarily to the United Kingdom, leaving fewer than 1,200 people on the island as of 1997 (rising to nearly 5,000 by 2016). The volcanic activity continues, mostly affecting the vicinity of Plymouth, including its docking facilities, and the eastern side of the island around the former W. H. Bramble Airport, the remnants of which were buried by flows from volcanic activity on 11 February 2010.
  
Overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Island in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. On the western edge of the Caribbean Sea, helping to separate it from the North Atlantic Ocean. See the [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mh.html CIA ''World Factbook''] about Montserrat.  
+
An exclusion zone that extends from the south coast of the island north to parts of the Belham Valley was imposed because of the size of the existing volcanic dome and the resulting potential for pyroclastic activity. Visitors are generally not permitted entry into the exclusion zone, but it has been relatively quiet since early 2010.
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
+
A new town and port are being developed at Little Bay, which is on the northwest coast of the island. While this construction proceeds, the centre of government and businesses is at Brades.
  
[[Image:Montserrat.png|thumb|right|200px|Montserrat.png]] Montserrat has three parishes:
+
==Getting Started ==
 
+
{| style="vertical-align: top;"|
*[[Saint Anthony Parish, Montserrat|Saint Anthony]]
+
|-
*[[Saint Georges Parish, Montserrat|Saint Georges]]
+
| style="vertical-align: top; width: 20%; padding-right: 15px;"|
*[[Saint Peter Parish, Montserrat|Saint Peter]]
+
<h3>Getting Started with Montserrat Research</h3>
 
+
Links to articles on getting started with Montserrat research.
<br>
+
*[[Montserrat Church Records]]
 
+
*[[Montserrat Census]]
Montserrat also has an extinct parish:
 
 
 
*[[Saint Patrick Parish, Montserrat|Saint Patrick]]
 
 
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
  
 +
| style="vertical-align: top; width: 20%; padding-left: 10px"|
 +
<h3>Montserrat Research Tools</h3>
 +
Links to articles and websites that assist in Montserrat research.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msrwgw/ Montserrat GenWeb]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~msrwgw/ Montserrat GenWeb]
 
+
*[http://dloc.com Digital Library of the Caribbean] (dLOC) includes scanned maps, histories, and records of Montserrat
The [http://dloc.com Digital Library of the Caribbean] (dLOC) includes scanned maps, histories, and records of Montserrat, including the 6-volume [http://dloc.com/UF00075409/00006/allvolumes?search=caribbeana ''Caribbeana''].  
+
*[http://dloc.com/UF00075409/00006/allvolumes?search=caribbeana ''Caribbeana'' (6 vols.) (dLOC)].
 
 
== Help Wanted  ==
 
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
 
 
 
{| border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" style="font-size: 100%; color: black; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; background-color: white;" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
|- style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"
 
| style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" |
 
| style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" |
 
*[[Help:Editing a Page|Expand an articleor]]&nbsp;[[Special:Shortpages|short page]]
 
*[[How to Create an Article on FamilySearch Wiki|Create a new article]]
 
 
 
*[[Categorization|Categorize articles]]
 
 
 
| style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" |
 
*[[Create an external link|Add external links to articles]]
 
*[[Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]]
 
*Other...<div></div>
 
 
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
<br>
+
[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
== Featured Content  ==
+
== Montserrat Clickable Map ==
 +
Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Montserrat.  Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
(Your text or images here)
+
[[Image:Little Bay, Montserrat.jpg|thumb|right|230px|Little Bay, Montserrat]]{{Montserrat clickable}}
  
== Did you know?  ==
+
== Parishes ==
 +
Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Montserrat.  Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
(Your text or images here, or use the table below:)  
+
England and Ireland 1632, France 1666, England 1671.<ref name="Schaefer">Christina K. Schaefer, ''Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: a Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere'' (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1998), 127. {{WorldCat|39622039}}; {{FHL|822639|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 929.11812 D26s}}.</ref>
  
{| border="0" width="99%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
Montserrat has three parishes:
|-
 
| align="left" valign="top" |
 
*(Your Bullet)
 
*(Your Bullet)
 
  
| align="left" valign="top" |
+
*[[Saint Anthony Parish, Montserrat|Saint Anthony]]
*(Your Bullet)
+
*[[Saint Georges Parish, Montserrat|Saint Georges]]
*(Your Bullet)
+
*[[Saint Peter Parish, Montserrat|Saint Peter]]
  
| align="left" valign="top" |
+
Montserrat also has an extinct parish:
*(Your Bullet)
 
*(Your Bullet)
 
  
|}
+
*[[Saint Patrick Parish, Montserrat|Saint Patrick]]
 
 
{{Click|Image:Volunteers wanted sm.png|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Montserrat_pages|Wiki Volunteers Wanted}}
 
 
 
To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Montserrat_pages '''click here''']:
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
(All text below this is included in a column on the left side of the screen.)
 
</div><div style="width: 22%; float: left">
 
{| style="background: rgb(255,255,240)" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0"
 
|-
 
| style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" align="center" | '''News'''
 
|-
 
| style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" align="left" |
 
|-
 
| style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" align="center" | '''Topics'''
 
*[[Montserrat Cemetery|Cemetery]]
 
*[[Montserrat Census|Census]]
 
*[[Montserrat Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Montserrat Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Montserrat Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
 
 
|-
 
| style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" align="left" |
 
|-
 
| style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" align="center" | '''(Title)'''
 
|-
 
| style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" align="left" |
 
  
<br>
+
==FamilySearch Resources==
 +
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
 +
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 +
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
 +
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1926986?region=Montserrat Historical Records]
  
|}
+
==References==
 
+
<references/>
{{Forum badge
 
| layout = vertical
 
| forum link = http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=11
 
| forum name = Latin America Research forum
 
}}
 
</div></div>
 
|}
 
  
[[Category:Montserrat]]
+
__NOTOC__
 +
[[Category:Montserrat]][[Category:British_Overseas_Territories]]

Latest revision as of 14:11, 28 August 2017

Montserrat Wiki Topics
Flag of Montserrat.svg.png
Beginning Research
Record Types
Montserrat Background
Local Research Resources
Caribbean
Montserrat
Guide to Montserrat ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
Location of Montserrat

Country Information

Montserrat is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The official language is English.[1]

On 18 July 1995, the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active. Eruptions destroyed Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth. Between 1995 and 2000, two-thirds of the island's population was forced to flee, primarily to the United Kingdom, leaving fewer than 1,200 people on the island as of 1997 (rising to nearly 5,000 by 2016). The volcanic activity continues, mostly affecting the vicinity of Plymouth, including its docking facilities, and the eastern side of the island around the former W. H. Bramble Airport, the remnants of which were buried by flows from volcanic activity on 11 February 2010.

An exclusion zone that extends from the south coast of the island north to parts of the Belham Valley was imposed because of the size of the existing volcanic dome and the resulting potential for pyroclastic activity. Visitors are generally not permitted entry into the exclusion zone, but it has been relatively quiet since early 2010.

A new town and port are being developed at Little Bay, which is on the northwest coast of the island. While this construction proceeds, the centre of government and businesses is at Brades.

Getting Started

Getting Started with Montserrat Research

Links to articles on getting started with Montserrat research.

Montserrat Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Montserrat research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Montserrat Clickable Map

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

Little Bay, Montserrat
Saint PeterSaint GeorgesSaint AnthonyMontserrat.png
About this image


Parishes

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

England and Ireland 1632, France 1666, England 1671.[2]

Montserrat has three parishes:

Montserrat also has an extinct parish:

FamilySearch Resources

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Montserrat," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat, accessed 25 April 2016.
  2. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: a Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1998), 127. WorldCat 39622039; FHL Ref Book 929.11812 D26s.