May 22, 2003

Online Catalog of the National Library of Jamaica: NatCat - This database has over 13,400 records of materials created by a Jamaican, published in Jamaica, or created abroad about Jamaica. The collection dates back to the 16th century.

Perhaps if something in the library is identified as potentially useful, it could be requested via Interlibrary Loan, or a researcher could be hired in Jamaica to extract the information.

May 21, 2003

My intention is to provide a place where I and others working on the same family lines can share information, progress, sources, and suggestions about family history research. That way, we can all benefit collectively from individual effort.

Here's a start: Owens' Outpost will soon have a family history page with links to major resources for Hawaiian, Jamaican, Scottish, and Azorean research, as well as a link back to this blog.