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  • Brandow, James C. Genealogies of Barbados Families from Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 1983, 2004 reprint. Records of Barbados families exist in a variety of places. Indeed, a great many were published in the turn-of-the-20th-century journals Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. This present work contains every article pertaining to family history ever published in these journals. The combined articles, reprinted here in facsimile, range from conventional genealogies and pedigrees to will abstracts and Bible records, and they refer to some 15,000 persons, all of whom are listed in the index.

  • Brandow, James C., and John Camden Hotten. Omitted Chapters from Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700: Census Returns, Parish Registers, and Militia Rolls from the Barbados Census of 1679/80. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co, 1982. Based on parish registers, censuses, and militia lists found in the Public Record Office in London, this work identifies 6,500 immigrants who settled on Barbados before planting new roots on the North American mainland and who are not listed in John Camden Hotten's classic work, Original Lists of Persons of Quality.

  • Dobson, David. Barbados and Scotland Links, 1627 - 1877. [Baltimore, Md.?]: Genealogical Pub. Co, 2008. Drawing upon a wide range of manuscript and published sources originating in Barbados, Scotland, England, the Netherlands, and the U.S., the author here identifies about 2,500 Scots or their progeny who made their way to Barbados. Most of these emigrants left Scotland in the 17th and 18th centuries. Since vital records comprise a large number of the sources for this book, most Scots are identified by name, date/place of birth, baptism, marriage, or death; name of spouse or parents; and, sometimes, occupation, reason for transportation, ship, religious or political persuasion, miscellaneous pieces of information, and the source.

  • Genealogical Publishing Co. English Settlers in Barbados. Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Contains images of the pages of the following six volumes (all compiled by Joanne McRee Sanders and published by the Genealogical Publishing Company) : Barbados records: Baptisms 1637-1800 -- Barbados records: marriages 1643-1800, Volumes I and II -- Barbados records: wills 1639-1725, Volumes I-III. Approximately 200,000 individuals are referred to in these source records. Each record includes vital information about the baptism, marriage, or probate record sourced.
     
  • Lane, Geraldine. Tracing Your Ancestors in Barbados. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006. Tracing Ancestors in Barbados covers all segments of Barbadian society, from the planter families to indentured servants and the tens of thousands of Africans brought in as slaves. It is designed to guide the reader through the many types of records and published sources that chronicle the lives of the people of Barbados.