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Barbados Heritage: Visiting the Past

Buildings and Landscapes as Historical Documents In 1953, L. P. Hartley wrote that “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” Historians and lay readers alike are familiar with the idea that the past is a different

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Barbados Heritage: Celebrating 50 Years of Independence

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Barbados Heritage: Celebrating 90 Years of ABRSM Music Exams

Celebrating 125 years a charity committed to inspiring achievement in music both in Barbados and around the world 125th anniversary year and 85 years in Barbados History of ABRSM ABRSM – The Beginning ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools

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Barbados Records: Vestries and Church Wardens Act 1848

Barbados Vestries and Church Wardens Act 1848 The passing of the Barbados Vestries and Church Wardens Act 1848 started the second series of parish registers in Barbados. Here is an extract from the act that established that baptisms, marriages and

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Barbados National Archive to partnership with UWI

In celebration of International Archives Awareness Month, a public lecture was held by the West Indies Federal Archives in conjunction with our Barbados Department of Archives. At this, a call was made for our Government to allow the University of

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Barbados Records: Registration of Baptisms Marriages and Burials Act 1885

An Act to amend An Act for the better making and keeping Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials solemnized in the several parishes of this Island – passed on the 10th day of February 1855. A full transcript of the

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Barbados Records: Act for Baptism Marriage and Burial Registers 1855

An Act for the better making and keeping Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials solemnized in the several parishes of this Island. A full transcript of the Barbados Act for the making and keeping of Baptism, Marriage and Burial registers.

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