Friends of friends Friday- Grandmother purchases Granddaughters Freedom, St. Croix, DWI, 1817

In 2007, the VI Ancestry Discovery Group hosted “VI Family Tree & History Exhibit,” on St. Croix. I was among the 75-plus presenters sharing my family history in public for the first time. Gathering, collecting data and working with Project Coordinator Veronica “Ronnie” Phillips; I began to think about not just what; but also how …

Those Thursday Places – 74 West 126th Street, Harlem, NYC

Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Harlem is my feature for Those Thursday Places. This place behind the red doors was the link for those who came through Ellis Island from the Virgin Islands, to what was considered New York’s new immigrants that is, West Indians. Transfiguration Lutheran Church was considered the Way Mark for Virgin Islanders …

Tombstone Tuesday- Christiansted Cemetery, St. Croix

Of all the children of George Anthony Bough; the Patriarch of the Bough Family of the USVI, only two were not buried in the Christiansted Cemetery, St. Croix. Bough Family Record Names, date of birth, date of death, of the children of George Anthony Bough. (born 1806 and buried 1856 in St. Croix, DWI) 1. …

Matrilineal Monday- Sarah Beaudhuy

Tracing my ancestor's life in the Danish West Indies, St. Croix  in particular has been a genealogical journey over many years.  Although, I have not been able to obtain family history or any oral history, it is through my research into the census, church records, genealogical resources, along with the help of other researchers.  I am …

MAPPY MONDAY Free-Gut, Christiansted St. Croix

St. Croix Plan of Town Properties   Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI The town property map shows:  Queen Cross Street and Fisher Street, these streets are a part of the Free Gut area  in the Christiansted Town.  Fisher Street as shown on the map drawing is where my ancestors Beaudhuy/Bough resided, as members of the Free Colored …