Cemeteries in Guyana
I must be the bearer of information which may very be not at all pleasing but it is accurate as per my memory and the experiences of others who are seeking to identify the events of deaths among the people of their interests.
The vast majority of the churches in the colony of British Guiana have cemeteries. In fact, the land which houses churches, schools and cemeteries were donated to the missionaries, and the village districts of their choosing by the shareholders.
Your best bet is for you to narrow down your search considerably.
I suggest you must be able to identify;
- The village in which the people of your interests were resident.
- The denomination to which they subscribed.
Then armed with that data to contact the Church authority in Guyana and thereby they may be able to pinpoint you to access the accurate information you are seeking.
Please note the cemeteries in Guyana do not provide information of the occupants therein as most Eurocentric nations of the developed world. For example if you journey to holy cross cemetery in Brooklyn New York City in the office of the cemetery they can and will give you answers respecting who is interred in the cemetery and where the person of interest is resting in peace therein. That is not the scenario in Guyana and numerous nations in the Caribbean basin and around the globe.On 4/4/08, i_love_homedepot <i_love_homedepot@...> wrote:
I hate to add a negative here but I have contacted all the churches in
Bridgetown asking questions and I have yet to receive one response. I
have even sent a second message and still no response. I am not sure
what it going on but it is like they are not really willing to help.
Very frustrating indeed!
"Racism wears different masks in different places at different times, but when the mask is torn away, the same malevolent face of exploitation and greed is exposed" …Jan Carew
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This has page has incorrect information. I know it does not look well in the eyes of those of us who are aware of its inaccuracies. A hint every village for the most part has its own cemetery. Also there are quite often three and/or more in one village district… what do I know I only resided in the colony of British Guiana beginning in the 1950s to 1980….take or leave it - that's your choice….
"The slave may have appeared in a profit and loss account as an item, a thing, a piece of property, but he faced his new situation as an African, a worker, and a man. At this level of perception – It is quite irrelevant to enquire from which tribe or region a particular African originated"… Walter Anthony Rodney (1942 -1980) Dares Salaam Tanzania
"The similarity of African survivals in the New World points not to tribal peculiarities but to the essential oneness of African Culture; that culture was the shield which frustrated the efforts of Europeans to dehumanize Africans through servitude"… Walter Anthony Rodney (1942 -1980)
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