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Jun 24, 2024

Tracing Ties: Discussion about British and Spanish West Indian Family History Research (webinar)

Image of the painting "A Linen Market with a Linen-stall and Vegetable Seller in the West Indies" by Agostino Brunias (1728 - 1796). The painting was finished circa 1780

This panel discussion explored the rich tapestry of family histories connected to the British and Spanish West Indies.

The panelists provided insights into the tools and strategies that have guided their inquiries. They shared the challenges researchers face when trying to unearth these complex histories, as well as the successes that have illuminated their understanding of these unique cultural experiences.

This session is tailored for individuals keen on tracing their family roots to these regions, offering a comprehensive guide that encompasses the myriad aspects of British and Spanish West Indian ancestry.

Panelists: Brian Sheffey, Dr. Shelley Murphy, and Donya Williams (Genealogy Adventures)