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PLEASE DO NOT contact the St Helena Institute with requests for advice on specific individuals or families, as the St Helena Institute is unable to answer such queries. 

Instead, join the St Helena family discussion forum, which will allow you to share your query with other interested researchers, many of whom have considerable experience in researching St Helena family history.


    St Helena Family History
     


    Colonel Robert Brooke - Governor, 1787-1801
    A FORUM FOR THE MANY INDIVIDUALS WHO RESEARCH FAMILY HISTORIES ON
    ST. HELENA,
    ASCENSION ISLAND,
    AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA

    if you research your family history 
    on St Helena, Ascension Island, and/or Tristan da Cunha, 
    then please share you interest using the following resource:
    THE ST HELENA  FAMILY HISTORY
    DISCUSSION FORUM
    (& Mailing List)

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/st-helena-genealogy/


    Useful Resources

    a guide to archives, libraries, books, etc.
    to help with St Helena geneaology

    incl. addresses for
    * The Archivist, St Helena Government Archives
    * The Registrar, The Legal and Lands Department, St Helena
    and
    * a list of St Helena Records available from the Family History Centres of
    the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
     


    India Office Family History Search, incl. St Helena records

    - 300,000 births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials in the India Office Records
    - biographical notes from a variety of sources
    - St Helena data taken from: 
    Mainly baptisms, marriages and burials 1767-1835. 
    Also baptisms and deaths, 1737, 1747-1766; 
    civil and military establishment 1780-1794; 
    wills and inventories 1820-1826.

     http://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/
     


    Articles on St Helena Genealogy

    Powell
    (contributed by Yvonne Stadler)
    A brief history of George Gabriel Powell, the first Speaker of South Carolina, who was born on St Helena.
     

    H.W. Solomon
     The obituary of H.W. Solomon, C.B.E., from The St. Helena “Wirebird”  (Vol.II, No.71, November 1960)
     


    St Helena Genealogy: Lists & Censuses

    1679 Settlers - Signatures  [jpg file - 500 KB]
     A page from the 'St Helena Records' for 1679, showing the signatures or marks of settlers. 
    A transcription will be added.

    Saints in British 1881 Census  [zip file - 220 KB]
     REVISED & EXPANDED (Jan. 2002)
    (contributed by Ian Bruce)
    A full list of all Saints and other members of the same household included in the British 1881 census.

    Passengers & Soldiers - Ship Batavia 1813
    (contributed by Christine Adams)
    List of Passengers and Soldiers as Mustered at Mountebank 18th April 1813.
    Embarked 1st April 1813.

    1673 Settlers
     ‘A List of Passengers ordered on Board the Two Shipps for St Hellena 1673’
     (transcribed here for the first time from the EIC’s records)

    Company's Civil Servants 1785
     (contributed by Marian Press)
    A list of the Company's Civil Servants at their settlement in the Island St. Helena, 1785.

    1814 Census
    (contributed by Christine Adams)
    A census of the inhabitants, their slaves and their livestock.
    !! very large HTML file !!

    Houses and Residents c.1815-1821
    A list of the principal houses of the island and
    their occupants during the captivity of the Emperor Napoleon
    (from G.C. Kitching, A Handbook and Gazetteer of the Island of St Helena)

    Company's Officers 1816
     (contributed by Colin Fox)
    A list of the Honourable East India Company's Officers at St Helena, 1816.

    1860 US Census - St Helena Birthplace  [doc file - 937 KB]
    (contributed by Christine Adams)
    The 1860 census analysis vis a vis St. Helena as a birthplace is meant to be a finding aid - not proof positive of the subject's birthplace.  That being said, however, there are relatively few places named "St Helena" in world geography. The exception to the rule, and greatest possibility for mis-information or confusion is the St. Helena Island in South Carolina.  The birthplace has been copied exactly as the census taker wrote it.  If it indicated South Carolina in any way, that record was omitted. ALL "St Helena" entries from the state of South Carolina were also omitted, estimating they were more likely to pertain to the Island there.  Researchers looking for the off-Island destination of  19th century "Saints" should find the file helpful as a research aid and finding tool, even understanding that there could be a few stray entries pertaining to another "St Helena." 

    also ...

     Napoleon's St. Helena
    (by Ted Wildy, courtesy of GENUKI)
    A complete index of names, both on and off the island, mentioned in
    Napoleon's St Helena by Gilbert Martineau (1968).
     


    St Helena Family Trees
    non-HTML formats (ie. RTF, MS EXCEL, GEDCOM, etc)
    which can be opened directly or saved to disc

    Hodson
    (contributed by Colin Fox)

    Isacke
    (link [inactive] to external site; incl. GEDCOM file)
    Genealogy of the Isacke Family of  England to St. Helena Island to the United States

    Seale
    (link to external site)
    The Seale family database

    Yon
    (contributed by Robert Yon - file revised 2002)
    Births to Father/Mother of Surname Yon -
    St Helena Birth Records 1835-1898

    Yon
    (contributed by Robert Yon)
    Marriages - Either Partner with Surname Yon -
    St Helena Marriage Records 1835-1920
     


    If you have material you would like to contribute to this site, then please e-mail:  family-history@st-helena.org

    PLEASE DO NOT contact the St Helena Institute with requests for advice on specific individuals or families, as the St Helena Institute is unable to answer such queries. 

    Instead, join the St Helena family discussion forum, which will allow you to share your query with other interested researchers, many of whom have considerable experience in researching St Helena family history.

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