September 1, 2018

Dominica Land Records 1765 - 1927 Leads to Enslaved Ancestors

Many never look to land records to find ancestors.  The assumption is that their ancestors may not have owned land.  However, land records go beyond actual land and can include records of servitude such as indentured servants or enslaved people such as many of our African brothers and sisters; our ancestors. These records are invaluable in helping to piece together what our ancestors went through and hopefully leads to where on the African continent they came from.  It is unfortunate that our past is so hidden but hopefully it will lead to discovery.

As with all records for Dominica, these records are not available online.  However, you can access them at a local Family History Center (FHC).  Review my post on Finding a Family History Center for Free Research. The post will help you in locating a local place to view these records.

The following records go back as far as 1765.  Note that I have provided the film number with a link. You can easily open this post at a local FHC and click on them to access the films while there. All links will open in a new window on this website, popup blocker will need to be disabled for this website. Hopefully your ancestors are found in these records.

Film # 1699413 - Deeds and Indentures:
Register R1 1771 - 1772
Register P2 1775 - 1776
Register X2 1779 - 1783

Film # 1699427 - Deeds and Indentures:
Register D3 1787
Register F3 1789 - 1790
Register H3 1790 - 1791
Register M3 1794 - 1796
Register R 1800 - 1802
Register S3 1800 - 1801
Register Y3 1802

Film #1699539 - Deeds and indentures:
Register W3 1801 - 1802
Register Z3 1802 - 1803
Register N4 1811 - 1812
Register P4 1812 - 1814
Register A5 1819 - 1820
Register G5 1826 - 1827
Register I5 1830 - 1832 (Included are the triennial registries of slaves for 1817 - 1820 - 1823 - 1826)
Register N5 1835 - 1836

Film# 1699540 - Deeds and indentures:
Register P5 1837 - 1838
Register R5 1837 - 1838
Register T5 1839 - 1840
Register W5 1840 - 1841
Register X5 1841 - 1843
Register Z5 1845 - 1846

Film# 1699485 - Deeds and indentures:
Registers A6 - E6 1846 - 1853

Film# 1699486 - Deeds and indentures:
Registers F6 - K6 1853 - 1862

Film# 1699541 - Deeds and indentures:
Registers L6 - P6 1862 - 1873

Film# 1699620 - Deeds and indentures:
Registers Q6 - V6 1873 - 1884

Film# 1699621 - Deeds and indentures:
Registers W6 - Z6 1884 - 1902
Registers A7 - B7 1902 - 1907

Film# 1699690 - Deeds and indentures:
Registers C7 - H7 1907 - 1918

Film# 1699691 - Deeds and indentures:
Registers I7 - L7 1919 - 1927

Film# 1855349 - Deeds and indentures:
Book P1 1770 - 1771
Book P1 1796 - 1798
Book P3 1798 - 1799
Book P4 1813 - 1814
Book R3 1799
Book R4 1814 - 1827
Book D1 1772 - 1775
Book D2 1772 - 1773
Book D5 1823 - 1824
Book X1 1772, 1766 - 1769
Book A1 1788 - 1790

Film# 1855350 - Deeds and indentures:
Book B1 1765 - 1767
Book C1 1769 & 1773
Book E1 1775 - 1778; 1806 - 1808
Book H1 1784, 1803 - 1804
Book I1 1784 - 1786
Book K1 1769 - 1770
Book L1 1770
Book M1 1770

Film# 1855413 - Deeds and indentures:
Book M1 1790 - 1792
Book N1 1770 - 1771
Book O1 1770 - 1771
Book Q1 1771 - 1772
Book S1 1771, 1802 - 1804
Book T1 1771 - 1773, 1804 - 1806
Book V1 1771 - 1772, 1817 - 1818
Book N1 1792 - 1794

Film# 1855414 - Deeds and indentures:
Book Q1 1777 - 1781, 1798 - 1800
Book W1 1771 - 1772, 1809 - 1811
Book Y1 1772 - 1774, 1814 - 1815
Book Z1 1772, 1766 - 1768
Book A2 1772, 1816 - 1817
Book B1 1766 - 1769, 1772 - 1773

Film# 1855476 - Deeds and indentures:
Book C2 1772 - 1773
Book D2 1772 - 1774, 1821 - 1826
Book E2 1773 - 1774
Book G2 1840 - 1848
Book H2 1848 - 1853
Book I2 1773 - 1774
Book K2 1864 - 1875
Book N2 1774 - 1775
Book M2 1774 - 1775
Book Q2 1775 - 1776

Film# 1855477 - Deeds and indentures:
Book T2 1777 - 1781
Book Y2 1781 - 1784
Book Z2 1784
Book B3 1767 - 1768
Book C3 1786 - 1787
Book G3 1790
Book I3 1791 - 1792
Book K3 1792 - 1793
Book L3 1793 - 1794
Book N3 1795 - 1798

Film# 1855493 - Deeds and indentures:
Book O3 1797 - 1798
Book Q3 1799 - 1800
Book R3 1799
Book W3 1801 - 1802
Book X3 1811 - 1813
Book E4 1805 - 1806
Book F4 1806
Book G4 1806 - 1807
Book H4 1807 - 1808
Book I4 1808 - 1809
Book L4 1809 - 1811

Film# 1855494 - Deeds and indentures:
Books L4 - Q4 1809 - 1814
Book Q4 1818 - 1819
Book R4 1814 (l doc. 1827 at front)
Books S4 - Z4 1814 - 1819
Books C5 - D5 1821 - 1824

Film# 1855534 - Deeds and indentures:
Book F5 1824 - 1825
Book H5 1827 - 1829
Book K5 1832
Book L5 1832 - 1834
Book M5 1834 - 1835
Book S5 1838 - 1839
Book V5 1843 - 1845

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