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Finding roots at Rock Hall

LISA KING, [email protected]

Finding roots at Rock Hall

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MANY BARBADIANS HAD an opportunity to check for their roots when the Barbados Archives Department opened up its database at the Rock Hall Freedom Village, St Thomas, yesterday.

Chief Archivist Ingrid Thompson, speaking at one of the final events staged for CARIFESTA XIII which ended yesterday, said her department was conducting the workshop to encourage people to trace their family history.  

Thompson said interest in The Archives was increasing, as evidenced by the response to a genealogy marketplace recently where they saw more than 500 people coming through at a single session.

She said The Archives had documents dating back to 1637 and those who did not have a lot of information with which to start could source birth and marriage certificates, and death and burial records. (LK)

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