Have you reached a “brick wall” in your genealogy research? Onsite genealogy research in Barbados may just be the key to extending your family history. We have genealogists in Barbados that can help!
Challenges in Barbadian Genealogy Research
Barbados is a former British colony, meaning research in that country relies on the British recordkeeping tradition, primarily including civil registration and Anglican (Church of England) records. While many of these records have been digitized, a high number of other important documents, including wills, deeds, military records, and records for non-Anglican denominations, are still held only at archives or as part of published works which are not available online. In many cases, successful Barbadian genealogy research will ultimately require a Legacy Tree researcher to visit in person. If your ancestors migrated away from Barbados, it will usually be necessary to complete research in that destination country first. This can take some time, depending on when your ancestors arrived as immigrants and what records they left about their origins.
Our Team of Professional Genealogists Can Help
If you have Barbadian ancestry, our professionals can help track down the town or parish of origin of your ancestors, determine where that location is today, and identify where the records for that place are currently kept. We can also do the preliminary research in immigrant destination countries to learn the Barbadian hometown or parish, if necessary. For those areas that don’t have records available online or on microfilm, our onsite agents can visit that location to obtain any documents that are available.
Onsite Archive Access in Barbados
Our onsite genealogy researchers have access to the following archives, repositories, and libraries in Barbados to help track down the records you need to extend your Barbadian family history:
- Barbados Department of Archives
- The Library of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society