UK arrival dates

This guide was last updated in 2009

If the period of your ancestors’ residence is Jamaica is not preserved in the family memory, there are other sources which may be able to help.

You can use certificates, census returns, parish records and passenger lists to try and establish when they were in this country and when abroad.

You might also try Jamaican almanacs (information handbooks), particularly if you are researching an unusual name, to see if you can find a presence in Jamaica.

Basic genealogical sources, or indexes to them, are available at:

Passenger lists are gradually going online at

Almanacs and all kinds of Jamaican genealogy resources are available on the free website, or at archives in Jamaica.

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