Researching family history can be very rewarding, although is not an easy exercise. Researching our Grenadian heritage is not straight forward as families were historically large, there were often “outside” children and, as the island is relatively small, there were many relationships with neighbouring families. The good news is that there is a lot of free online sources that can help you on your way. I’ve listed below some of the sites that have been of use to me.
It is well worth getting to know the information that can be passed down by our elders. Some of this is documented and you can substantiate this information with your own research accordingly. Some of it is not and you may find that they have an invaluable source of stories, dates and connections and so provide you with a rare insight into your family history. You might be amazed at what they can tell you!
I would also invite you to share some of your research findings (successes and frustrations) and post queries on our Message Board. I am building a network of fellow family researchers to this site who will be able to assist you with your research at no charge and, in that regard, would be grateful if you could pass the good word on, thank you!
I am of Grenadian parentage and based in the UK. I’m not an historian but I have developed a keen interest in family research and how it relates to the history of Grenada. This has brought me into contact with an expanded family network that I hadn’t previously known and resources that have a wealth of information, please see the table below.
Good luck, and let me know how you get on. I’ll be pleased to hear from you!
Access to some of the most important sources for family history research in Grenada, including births, marriages and deaths and census returns. This site will help you to plan your visit to the GFRC with information to help you with your research.
Batch Number search tool if you are looking for births, baptisms, marriages, deaths or burials on microfilms of the various civil and church records of Grenada and want a quick alphabetical index to all the individuals recorded there