Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I have served in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Genealogy in Time Newsletter For the past few weeks I have been getting a wonderful newsletter from Genealogy in Time. It is often the first information I receive about new online resources. Genealogy in Guyana On Thursday, a patron came to the FHC asking for help with his family history in Guyana. Everything I tried over the following two hours was basically fruitless. So yesterday I spent most of the day scouring the internet looking for resources on this small South American nation. These were the best leads I found. The Guyana / British Guiana Genealogical Society Be sure to read: The Guyana / British Guiana Genealogical Society Guyana/British Guiana Genealogy Society Forum Guyana Genealogical and Biographical Society blog contains transcribed newspaper anouncements of birth, marriage, and death, as well as some biographies and photos. Chinese in Guyana: their roots British Guiana Colonists is an index to colonists. Guyana - Family History & Genealogy Message Boards Guyana Colonial Newspapers Guyana Genealogy Queries Guyana government addresses The National Library of Guyana has newspapers, yearbooks, historical writings and photographs. African-American genealogy and searchable records and a collection of slave data. You can also join discussion forums about tracing family from the Caribbean islands, including Guyana. Guyana Genealogy message board The British National Archives Georgetown, Guyana News 1909 Argosy Directory of British Guiana - a list of prominent people. The National Trust of Guyana seems to be concerned with preserving historic buildings rather than family history. The Family History Library Catalog lists a few microfiche that may be helpful. Family History Centers in Guyana: Georgetown Guyana Prashad Nagar Georgetown, Guyana Note: These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries. But if you live in the area, they might be able to help you. Supplemental: An excellent article on the county and its history can be found at Parliament of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana University of Guyana (no family history listed) Guyana Government Information Agency (passports, birth certificates) 2002 census of Guyana, but seems to give no access to anything other than basic statistics, and no access to earlier censuses. Guyana News and Information Discussion on indentured East Indians in Guyana (projected database of East Indian Indentured Servants) Forum with family history interests I have also created an article for the FamilySearch wiki, containing these links. I see it has not been posted yet. Maybe I did something wrong. Enjoy finding your family!


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