Update: FamilySearch & Jamaican Records

Hey again,

It’s been a busy week, but a short update:

So, just as inexplicably as Jamaican records were suddenly made unavailable to non-Mormon FamilySearch users, they were restored as of Monday (May 9)!

I can only hope that the emails and phone calls were a contributing factor to the action being reversed. But we still don’t know and may never know.

At this point, no one really knows how long they’ll be available for. But it’s all the more reason to take advantage of the opportunity, if you’re researching your Jamaican ancestors.

Yay, us!

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2 thoughts on “Update: FamilySearch & Jamaican Records

  1. Roots Infinite says:

    Any recommendations for good sources aside from Family Search? I have two Jamaican clients and would love to expand my sources. Thank you!

  2. dicampbell says:

    Hi there,

    I’m not a professional genealogist, so unfortunately I don’t know of online access to historical Jamaican vital records for free, other than through Family Search.

    The only ways I’ve heard of being able to see Jamaican records without physically going to Jamaica are:

    (1) going to a local Family Search Center – run by the Church of Latter-Day Saints – and having someone there sign you into one of their computers to view images of records … and that’s IF they even HAVE an FHC in your city, or

    (2) Contacting with the Jamaican Registrar-General’s office and asking them to assist you with research — you can find them online.

    Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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