THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES

Commonwealth of The Bahamas

The Department of Archives receives numerous visits by researchers looking for FAMILY HISTORY or PROPERTY.

To help narrow the search, researchers are asked to know one or more of the following details about their ANCESTOR or FAMILY:

 

Name

Place of Birth

Date of Birth

Father's Name

Spouse's Name

Place of Death

Mother's Name

Date of Marriage

Religious Denomination

Place of Marriage

Occupation

 

 Researchers can use the following documents to aid in their family search:

 

Census Records

Slave Records

Compensation Returns

Slave Registers

Register of Freed Slaves

Local Government and Commissioner's Report

Maps and Plans

Church Records

Cemetery Records

Naturalization Records

Land Records

Estate Records

 Wills

Deeds, Indentures and Conveyances

Dowers

Probate Papers

Bahamas Staff List

Blue Books

Government High School Files

Voters List

Jury List

Contract Labour Records

Birth, Marriage and Death Records

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The Department of Archives holds SOME records from the REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT and the DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND SURVEYS.

However, MICROFILM COPIES and ORIGINALS are available at these departments.

 

 

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NEWS

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SERVICES

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RESEARCH

   Governors

    Bahamian Educators

    Family History

      Land Records

      Estate Records

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   Journal

   Exhibitions

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CONTACTS/LINKS

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Department of Archives, P.O. Box SS-6341, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas. TEL: (242) 393-2175/393-2855. FAX: (242) 393-2855

Email archives@batelnet.bs  Website: www.bahamasnationalarchives.bs.