Family Gathering

Yesterday, after the piano recital, we gathered with Nilima and her girls (Mukesh was working) at Falguni's home. Rohan and Rahul were excited. Dipan grilled hot dogs, marinated shrimp and lamb chops. We hung out, chatted, played frisbee, drank some beer and then ended the day with s'mores. Perfection. [caption id="attachment_51425" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] FujiFilm X-T2…

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Re-Discovering Your Family

Re-Discovering Your Family (Facebook)

As anyone can see, the vast majority of names on this list are still commonplace in St Vincent and the Grenadines today.

The information is in a format which would enable Vincentians whose surname appears on the list to be able to search forward from 1829 to the present, hopefully, in order to discover, a little bit of their family history and the role their family may have played in the progression of the nation. For most individuals they will quickly become frustrated by this undertaking in that the place to do this type of research is the Registry in Kingstown.

As the historian Anatol Leopold Scott has pointed out -

Unfortunately, there you will be confronted with mostly insurmountable roadblocks in terms of incomplete or unavailable information or a demonstration of lack of interested service by many so­called civil servants

As anyone can see, the vast majority of names on this list are still commonplace in St Vincent and the Grenadines today. The information is in a format which would enable Vincentians whose surname appears on the list to be able to search forward from 1829 to the present, hopefully, in order to discover, a…

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Family Lore, Memories and a Wiki by Brad Brad

I have a project I’ve been thinking about, off and on for about 9 months: I want to write down what I can remember of my family lore and also my own family memories from my youth. Stories told to me by family members about themselves or other family members. Stuff I was a part of.

I was thinking about this very topic the other day. I was born and raised in the West Indies and immigrated to the USA in 1986 for college but become a naturalized US citizen in 1993. I learned much about my family from the stories my mother, aunts, uncles, and grandparents told me. Many of…

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Thanksgiving 2018

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Memories by Frank JansenFrank Jansen

Remember and appreciate

Bhavna and I were not up for hosting Thanksgiving this year. Grave’s disease left me feeling exhausted and anxious. Bhavna has been very supportive taking on helping me schedule physician appointments and planning my calendar for pre-op and surgery. We were both feeling overwhelmed. We told friends and family that we would not be hosting…

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