I really hope you find the relatives you are looking for!
Family ties and patterns in the Caribbean seems to be a bit loose to me, and I believe this is due to the island life style. Most often it is the women who keeps the families together while the men travel around the islands - often in order to find work - and the women and children stay behind. And it is not uncommon that the men have different families in the different islands - which don't appeals to me.. I would not feel comfortable sharing my man! :-)
I believe the Caribs tend to be more rooted in the island/Dominica than the majority of the population.
How old is your son? I have two sons; aged 3 and 12, and a daughter of 10.
Have a nice weekend!
Dominica is very beautiful. Trefalger Falls is one of the main tourist attractions on the island. Tourists cant treck into the rainforest up until the observatory shown in my picture. The trail leads further however, climbing giant stones up to the hot pools of sacred water just next to the falls. A disclaimer warns tourists that this part of the trail is quite dangerous and that proceeding foward from this point is done at one's own risk. I had to keep climbing. I was entranced and grinning unconciously. I had almost reached the pool at the top when it began to rain. My tour guide insisted that we turn back. The river and falls were swelling. I took my picture at the observatory platform after we climbed back down the huge, slippery rocks. I have seldom felt as at peace as I did at Trefalger Falls Dominica.
Nice to meet you!
So your son's father is from Dominica? I am writing a master essay about Dominica and particularly the Carib Indians in the island. I spent a couple of months in the island in 2000 with my two children (now I have three), but I am planning to get back there soon.
We stayed on the east coast, close to Marigot and the Carib Territory.
And yes, it is a fantastic and very beautiful island!
I forgot to mention you can also write to the Parish in Dominica for data on the specific Grant you seek. If he is not amongst the living then getting the information will be easy. They usually charge a fee for researching, mailing record back to you.
It took many years for me to research my family tree, do the detective work that was needed to find specific individuals.
Its not easy, but every breakthrough in finding an individual or family group of ancestors brings a specific pride in the work one has done.
If you choose to do the work yourself have your son help you.
Two heads are always better than one.
There will be frustrations along the way, but that's part of the work.
One more thing, pray to the spirits of youre ancestors, if they are ready to let you find them, then the work will be that much easier for you.
The Indigenous people of Dominica are the Kalinago,
Also known as the Karifuna and Carib.
Columbus landed there in 1493 and was met with very stiff resistance.
Here is a URL link for you to research.
It's not just a simple matter of looking up one person.
The project would involve researching and composing a whole family tree from the present to the earliest ancestor.
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