Family Reunion Forum
Well, I have spent a very exciting couple of weeks! I started out in search of online Bahamian genealogical resources because I wanted to double check some facts for the family history and found out that we have Bahamian birth, death and marriage records for 1851 through 1879 right here in our local library! Turns out that they invested in the microfilm records because so many people here have their roots in the Bahamas.
Anyway, I found a treasure trove of information about my great, great grandparents and their offspring, which is the group around which our family reunion is structured. Love it! I found enough to confirm some things we'd heard from older family members, and also enough to contradict some of it. Needless to say, I'll be cleaning up our family history on the website over the next couple of weeks.
I found my great, great grandparents' 1871 hand-written marriage certificate (they traveled to Nassau to marry), the record of the birth of their first four children (1871-1877), the possible 1854 birth record of my great, great grandfather, proof that my great, great grandmother's maiden name was probably Knowles and not Culmer, and other interesting tidbits.
The next family reunion is going to be fun, showing all of these documents and explaining their origin! ;-)
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