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Montserrat, British West Indies
« on: Friday 11 December 09 16:40 GMT (UK) »
Let me throw my hat in the ring as one who is searching for Montserratian ancestors. I can trace those who came to the US and settled in New York, but I don't know where or how to find records of their lives or relatives in Montserrat. Does anyone know what records survived the volcano and where they are? Was there any centralized record-keeping for these small islands. The family names are BOATSWAIN and WEST.

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Re: Montserrat, British West Indies
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 December 09 17:13 GMT (UK) »
No recent information on the web re this.

http://www.candoo.com/genresources/#MONTSERRAT
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Re: Montserrat, British West Indies
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 September 14 15:35 BST (UK) »
Can anyone assist with researching families in montserrat? Thanks Robbie

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Re: Montserrat, British West Indies
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 02 November 17 13:14 GMT (UK) »
I'm also researching ancestors from Montserrat (my husband's side of the tree), surname Dyer.

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Re: Montserrat, British West Indies
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 November 17 14:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi Margot -

I am trying to research my Dyer ancestor from Tortola, BVI, with possible links to Montserrat - with very little success so far.   My timeline is the 18th to early 19th century and I was wondering if this might link in with yours.

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Re: Montserrat, British West Indies
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 19 November 17 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lesley,

Thank  you very much for getting in touch.
Unfortunately I'm only starting research on my husband's side and I don't know that far yet but I will keep this info in mind and if I find anything I will let you know. I know they were definitely in Dominica, Martinique and Montserrat, possibly also Curacao and other islands. 

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Re: Montserrat, British West Indies
« Reply #6 on: Monday 20 November 17 16:52 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Margot.

Good luck with your research.

Lesley

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Re: Montserrat, British West Indies
« Reply #7 on: Monday 20 November 17 17:33 GMT (UK) »
Nearly always  government records (if any) are prepared  in British Colonies for Anglos only.I took another look at the 1896 Census of British Guiana and a few Indians from British India are included. 

familysearch.org has very few records for Monserrat.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bplace%3AMontserrat%20%2Bavailability%3AOnline%20%2Bavailability%3A%22Family%20History%20Library%22

I have researched

Hong Kong
British Guiana
Ceylon
Gibraltar
India
Burma
South Africa

British Ceylon is an exception as there are records listing Government employees regardless of race.

However a Baptism, Marriage or Burial in a church should be recorded for all.