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Re: Tracing Indian Ancestors who moved to British Guyana
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 21 July 11 23:43 BST (UK) »
La Bonne Intention-Better Hope Village District - Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana is the location where they most likely resided.  It was a "plantation", and if I am not mistaken it is closer to Berbice than Georgetown, or at least it is in the direction of Berbice.

Here is a link to the geographic location:

http://www.tageo.com/index-e-gy-v-12-d-m1363621.htm
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Re: Tracing Indian Ancestors who moved to British Guyana
« Reply #10 on: Friday 22 July 11 16:51 BST (UK) »
thanks for the information...trying to trace ancestors based on the ship passenger lists and numbers but not having much luck...I wonder if there are church records that may help?

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Re: Tracing Indian Ancestors who moved to British Guyana
« Reply #11 on: Friday 22 July 11 18:33 BST (UK) »
Have you tried the new version of family search? They have a lot of West Indies BMD's but I am not sure of the latest date.
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Re: Tracing Indian Ancestors who moved to British Guyana
« Reply #12 on: Friday 22 July 11 19:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks - how do I log into family search? Sorry for the 'numpty question'!

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Re: Tracing Indian Ancestors who moved to British Guyana
« Reply #13 on: Friday 22 July 11 19:58 BST (UK) »
It is the Latter Day Saints site. Just google Family search and take it from there. The link to the West indies information is near the page bottom.
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Re: Tracing Indian Ancestors who moved to British Guyana
« Reply #14 on: Friday 22 July 11 20:00 BST (UK) »
thanks Redroger!

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Re: Tracing Indian Ancestors who moved to British Guyana
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 23 July 11 09:49 BST (UK) »
No luck with this I'm afraid.

I have found a useful Guyanese online forum which has given more information about what the numbers next to the name of the ships my ancestors came on in 1895 on a birth certificate means. I believe that these are the unique immigration numbers and have been told that the next step is to enquire at the National Archives in Guyana where the ships logs are held. This should reveal the full names of the parents, the exact date they arrived, what they did and where they were intending to live. Only problem is that I don't think they (National Archives) have an online search so it means hoping that someone in the National Archives can help or visiting Guyana myself. Any other ideas Listers?

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Re: Tracing Indian Ancestors who moved to British Guyana
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 23 July 11 15:35 BST (UK) »
Try posting a general query to this facebook group:

GuyanaGallery[at]groups.facebook.com

The administrator is from that area, and I have seen photos and discussions in the past about exactly this topic.  You are bound to get some responses.

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Re: Tracing Indian Ancestors who moved to British Guyana
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 23 July 11 18:23 BST (UK) »
Thanks - have joined - fingers crossed I'll get some information/help