Jamaica Project

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Surnames/tags: Jamaica Black_Heritage African_Diaspora
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This project is a subproject of the Caribbean Project

Map of Jamaican Parishes.



This project's goals are:

  • To improve Jamaican profiles.
  • To add more Jamaican profiles.
  • To create categories as needed to organize Jamaican profiles.
  • To collect in one place information and resources to assist in building and documenting Genealogies for those with Jamaican family.
  • To provide and maintain a logical and organized structure, and create a method to link descendants to enslaved ancestors.

Membership Requirements

Requirements for joining:

  • Have Family Member level membership and sign the Honor Code
  • Declare what you would like to work on within the project

Once you join we ask you to:

  • Make at least one contribution towards the project's goals every six months
  • Join at least one project team
  • Respond to the six-monthly check-in and to your team leader/coordinator

Project Tasks

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • Add more Jamaican family profiles.
  • Gather genealogy resources for each location.
  • Create space pages based on events in Jamaican history that involves groups of people who need profiles created
  • Discuss if the Heritage Exchange Program meets the needs for Jamaica as written.

Project Teams

  • Profile Improvement Teams: Creating, categorizing, writing biographies, connecting, sourcing, adding stickers.
  • Slavery Teams: Focusing on various aspects of identifying descendants of enslaved people and connecting members to their ancestors.
  • Topical Teams: Focusing on the people of historical events, notables, and various topics of interest from the history of Jamaica.


If a person was born in Jamaica, please use the sticker {{Jamaica Sticker}} which gives you:
Jamaican flag
... ... ... was born in Jamaica.
If a person has Jamaican ancestors, please use the sticker {{Jamaican Ancestors}} which gives you:
Jamaican flag
... ... ... has Jamaican ancestors.


See: Jamaica Resources
See: Category:Caribbean_Genealogy_Resources

Project Members

Join us by adding your name below and let us know what you are working on related to Jamaica:

  • Elizabeth Viney (leader) British slave owners particularly in parish of Westmoreland; their associated families and documentation of their enslaved workers.
  • D (Grosvenor) Crawford adding Slave Owner category to British Notables, creating/adding categories so that Jamaica is more visible, creating profiles for Caribbean WW1 participants.

Will you join us? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the Jamaica tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

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Here's a good website for finding Jamaican sources

posted by D (Grosvenor) Crawford

Categories: Jamaica Projects