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Caribbean Genealogy Library Event
March 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
The Caribbean Genealogy Library (CGL) will be hosting three events in March. The fir4st one is “Danish National Archives, Tips and Tricks for Danish West Indies Genealogy Research” with Dante Beretta. The Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet) has the largest collection of historic documents related to the Danish West Indies, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some five million records were digitized and uploaded in 2017 for the 100th anniversary of the transfer of the islands from Denmark to the United States.
This free online resource is a must for anyone researching family history going back 100 years or more in these islands. Yet, for many, it remains underutilized. Join the Caribbean Genealogy Library for a workshop where it will explore the Rigsarkivet West Indies collection in detail, focusing on records useful in genealogy research of the islands prior to 1917. Tips and tricks will be shared on how to be more effective in discovering one’s family story in these valuable documents.