Old Barbados Newspapers, Vol.1

 
9781894488082: Old Barbados Newspapers, Vol.1
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A re-publishing of old Barbados newspapers - Volume 1 in the series is the Barbados Globe and Colonial Advocate, 1839 and 1840 with one issue from 1837 and two from 1838.

These are really large books... the dark burgundy covers with gold leaf impressions are a shade over 12" wide x 17" tall, and the book is 1" thick with a lay-flat binding. The pages are extra-heavy weight and the whole package is designed to last at least 150 years.

These are complete, unedited copies of the only surviving issues retrieved and collected from all over the world to be published in one place, and most are in very good condition - a very few pages are almost unreadable, but at least the original material is there if you care to try and figure it out.

These are not extracts, but actual readable images of the full original newspaper pages complete with advertisements, notices, articles, reports of war, pirates and government business.

Perhaps most important are the printed names to genealogy researchers. There are shipping lists of vessels coming and going, and some reports of passengers names. Also births, marriages and deaths, somethomes the circumstances.

Of interest may be people with ancestral connections from Barbados, Guiana (Demarara is mentioned), Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Eustatius (Statia), the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as well as England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and many of the states that now make up the eastern seaboard of the USA (that were the British north american colonies).

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About the Author:

Formerly an airline pilot for over 20 years, James C. Lynch was originally from Barbados and is now a web designer who also re-publishes material of significance to Caribbean genealogy research.

His "History of Antigua" in three volumes is still in demand, he has enough material for over 20 in the "Old Barbados Newspapers" series, is awaiting the printing of "Caribbeana" in seven volumes and continues to make very rare material available to genealogists.

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