July 14, 2017

Dominica - Wills from 1700s through 1938

I was excited to discover wills were available in digitized format on the familysearch website. The records are a collection from manuscripts in the Supreme Court Registry located in Roseau.

Unfortunately, the available images can only be view from a Family History Center (FHC).  It eliminates the step of needing to order and pay for microfilms.  Why the authors of these records will not make these available online is currently unknown.  If you want to discover why, I recommend that you reach out to familysearch or the owners of the records which is usually the archives or authors.

Review my post on Finding a Family History Center for Free Research

The Dominican Will records are a great resource for those of African descent who are searching for information on their ancestors.  The list is as follows and the hyperlinks will lead you to the films. When you arrive at the FHC, you can easily pull up the blog and pull up the links.  The records are as follows:

Film # 1699767
Book 4 - 1790 to 1794  and Books 6 - 13 1798 to 1830

Film # 1699827
Books 14 - 20 1830 - 1892

Film # 1699834 - Item# 1 on film 
Book 21 - 1892 to 1907
 
Film# 1699834 - Item# 2 on film
Book 23 - 1921 to 1938

Film # 1699834 - Item# 3 on film
Index of Books 1 through 20 (1700's - 1892)

Film # 1699834 - Item# 4 on film
Index of Books 21 through 23 (1892 - 1938)


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