Saint-Barthélemy Project Page

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Saint-Barthélemy One Place Study

This is the main page for the One Place Study of Saint-Barthélemy and its people. It focuses on how a few men and women from Saint-Christophe and mainland France survived the harsh environment of the tiny Caribbean Island to not only populate it but have descendants branch out to the rest of the Caribbean, the United States, and return to Europe.

It covers the following:

This profile is part of the Saint-Barthélemy One Place Study.
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Continent: Caribbean
Country: France
State/Province:Collectivités Françaises d'Outre-Mer
GPS Coordinates: 17.9, -62.833333
Elevation: 42.0 m or 137.8 feet


The History of Saint-Barthélemy which details the history of the Island from its "discovery" by Christopher Columbus, French Settlement, Sale to Sweden, Repurchase by France and finally present day.


The People of Saint-Barthélemy are comprised mostly of the descendants of the first settlers who were of Breton, Norman, Poitevin, Saintongeais and Angevin lineage. As French citizens, the population speaks French with a French patois spoken in the leeward portion of the Island and a French Créole spoken in the windward side. There is also a small population on the Island that speaks English.

The population is separated into two paroisses (parishes):

Paroisse Sous le Vent Leeward and Paroisse Au Vent Windward

Paroisse Sous le Vent Paroisse Au Vent
Colombier Morne Criquet
Flamands Morne de Dépoudré
Terre Neuve Gouverneur
Grande Vigie Anse du Gouverneur
Corossol Morne Rouge
Merlette Grande Saline
La Grande Montagne Petite Saline
Anse des Lézards Lorient
Anse des Cayes Barrière des Quatre Vents
Le Palidor Camaruche
Public Grand Fond
Col de la Tourmente Toiny
Quartier du Roi Devet
Le Château Vitet
Aéroport Grand Cul-de-Sac
Saint-Jean Pointe Milou
Gustavia Mont Jean
La Pointe Marigot
Lurin Anse de Grand Cul-de-Sac
Carénage Petit Cul-de-Sac


Archives nationales d'outre-mer

""Archives départmentales de la guadeloupe""

Mémoire St Barth | History of St Barts Island

The Saint-Barth Islander

Le peuplement de Saint-Barthélemy by Jean Deveau

Right now this unoffical project just has one member, me. I am Lynnette Dovy.

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

  • Developing guidelines for this project.
  • Identifying resources for research.
  • Historical research and development of free space pages.
  • Making sure that place names are historically correct for ancestors born under French and Swedish rule.
  • I am interested in the history of the place and its people, pictures of the different eras and people would help to tell the tale of this interesting place.

This project can use the help of Native French speakers who will be an immense help in translating records, I am can read and understand a little French but some things are very difficult for me.

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

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Hi! I don’t know how much I can help but I am willing to! Part of my family/ancestors lived during the Swedish ruling.
posted by Willmar Castro
Thank you, I would appreciate any help you can give.
I'll send you a personal message!
posted by Willmar Castro