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Now that you know all about the history of the Portuguese Diaspora in the West Indies, and have read through the essays and historical documents in our Research section, you are ready to further develop your family history.

In is not our intention for this site to be an exhaustive resource for all Portuguese Genealogy. On the contrary, we created this site to fill a very specific gap in the resources we were able to find on the Internet. If you want information on how to find your ancestors in Portugal, or trace them after they left the West Indies, there are other sites you may want to check out.

METHODS

Genealogy Links - This section of our Links page lists genealogy sites on the Internet you may find helpful.

PoWI Message Board - A place to post queries and search through messages posted by others. The surnames you enter on these posts are searchable through Rootsweb and Ancestry.com, increasing your chances of being found.

Portuguese of the West Indies Mailing List - a discussion list for topics related to the study of Luso-West Indians. Topics will not be excusive to genealogy, but may include current events, recipes, books, etc. To subscribe, send an email with only the word subscribe in the body of the message to PORTUGUESE-WESTINDIES-L-request@rootsweb.com.

PEOPLE

Surname Resources - a wealth of resources for each of the more popular Portuguese surnames including general history of the name, variations in the name due to anglicizing etc., links to other websites, links to surname mailing lists and message boards, lists of researchers, biographies etc.

Researcher Directory - a directory of Luso-West Indian researchers with details of their research interests. If you have a particular surname in mind, check out the Surname Researcher Index.

PoWI Archives - Our Archives contain lists, several lists, compilations, and extracts full of Portuguese names. Be sure to check them out!

Family History Pages - Write up a little essay on your West Indian Portuguese family history and we'll add it to the website, complete with pictures if you like! [FUTURE ATTRACTION]

PoWI WorldConnect Tree - send us your family tree in GEDCOM format for inclusion in a master file for the site. We will link families where possible to try to create one giant tree. This file will also be uploaded to Rootsweb's WorldConnect project so that researchers can try to link to you. [FUTURE ATTRACTION]

PLACES

The section contains links to genealogy related sites for each country listed. For more general information on the Portuguese in each of these places, be sure to visit the Diaspora section of this site. Cyndi's List has a much more exhaustive listing of sites related to the West Indies.

Country / Region

WorldGenWeb Site

Rootsweb Message Board

Genealogy.com
Forums

Caribbean (General)

CaribGenWeb

Caribbean - General

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Antigua & Barbuda

Historic Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua
Barbuda

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Barbados

BajanGenWeb

Barbados

Barbados

Curaçao

Netherlands Antilles GenWeb

Netherlands Antilles

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Guyana

GuyanaGenWeb

Guyana

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Jamaica

Genealogy of Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica

St. Kitts-Nevis

St. Kitts - Nevis Genealogy Page

St. Kitts-Nevis

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St. Vincent & the Grenadines

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Genealogy Project

St. Vincent

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Trinidad & Tobago

TriniGenWeb

Trinidad

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