U.S. Virgin Islands

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Caribbean Genealogy Library , a Family History Center, is available for US Virgin Islands and Danish West Indies genealogy research. 

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Danish West Indies Passenger List Collaboration Project

This page will contain updates and indexing of the DWI Passenger List

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Danish West Indies Passenger List Finding Aid If your ancestor traveled by passenger ship to or from St. Thomas in the 1800’s, or to or from Christiansted between the years 1794 to 1847, it is likely a record was created documenting that travel. Now, all Virgin Islanders will be able to view those archived records in digital format thanks to a remarkable gift from the Rigsarkivet (the Danish National Archives).

The entire 34 DVD set of Passenger Arrival Lists, along with a preliminary finding aid prepared by Susan Lugo, is available at the following repositories: the Territorial Archives and the von Scholten Collection at Enid M. Baa Public Library, the Caribbean Genealogy Library in St. Thomas, Whim Research Library and Archives in St. Croix, the Territorial Archives at Florence Williams Public Library in Christiansted, the Elaine I. Sprauve Public Library Special Collections on St. John, the Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Genealogía collection being established at the Universidad Interamericana de Hato Rey, and the Archives and Records Management Unit of the Deputy Governor's Office in Road Town, Tortola. Template:/box-footer

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Plantation Records, Manumission Documents, and Registers of Free Blacks: An Introduction to Documents from Early 19th Century St. Thomas

Caribbean Genealogy Library will host a workshop on the National Archives series M1883 on Saturday, May 28th, from 12-2pm. The M1883microfilms contain a wide assortment of records from the early 19th century Danish West Indies concerning the free black and slave population. The presentation will showcase records of both historical and genealogical interest, and give attendees the opportunity to explore the microfilms of the collection available for viewing at CGL.

Space will be limited. Reservations may be made by emailing caribgenlibrary@gmail.com or calling 714-2136. Caribbean Genealogy Library is located on Raphune Hill at Al Cohen Plaza, across from Randy’s Restaurant. Template:/box-footer