Welcome

Welcome to Family History Jamaica

This site aims to encourage sharing and exchanging information ranging from tips on how to research family names to ideas on how to identify place names such as located in parishes and district. Information has been gathered from different sources to encourage interest to research into your ancestral line. Information on this site includes last names of early settlers to Jamaica before 1800, tips on identifying registration districts and more.

I have found through researching my family line that information gathered from oral history of eye-witness accounts captured the impacts of life events that shaped my family. I have found the experience to explore my heritage inspirational even with information that was difficult to digest which at times challenged writing in an objective manner. Exploring the history of your family line is most certainly a labour of love by recording information will no doubt leave an indelible life experience for your descendants.Let the unravelling begin!

During the course of family history research involved receiving support, constructive feedback and information sharing from some very special individuals that I have had the pleasure of working with and would like to take this opportunity to say thank you . Thelma, Yvette, Nola, Jenny P, Junior, Karen, Eversley, Adrian, Leith, Ian, Barbara, Charlotte, Carol, Brenda, Olivia, Eric, Jarome, Tasha, Paul, Keith, Paulette, Ayesha and Sharon – you know who you are!

Please feel free to share any ideas  or suggestions. Constructive feedback is most welcome.


Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica

A little sour note to observe:  While every effort has been made to identify resources, the completeness, accuracy for this site, “Family History Jamaica”  makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied with respect to this site or the information.  Inclusion of the links do not imply endorsement of the views expressed in them.

You may not without expressed written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Sharon