July 15, 2017

Manumissions on Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Jamaica

Manumissions is the act in quick a slave owner frees their slaves. When Britian ended slavery, many slaves were manumitted and their masters were compensated for freeing them.Some were manumitted even prior to end of slavery. While there are manumissions records available for Trinidad and Tobago, it will require that you make a trip to your local Family History Center (FHC) to view them.  You can read on how to access a FHC by reading my post Finding a Family History Center for Free Research

These manumission records actually cover three different island countries, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. The cover the time period of 1780 - 1840. In addition, there are records on Indentured Servants that many will want to review. Note that many will be listed by slaver owner's last name. You can use this blog post when you arrive to view them at the FHC.







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