Be sure to visit Tikwis Begbie's website which provides a wealth of info : British Guiana Colonists

Thanks to all the volunteer transcriptionists and finders of document sources who have so generously provided their time and skill for all of us family researchers. They include:

Bernard Abraham Sharon Anderson Dr. Roger Austin Lisa Booth Val Davies Eric Downer John Henderson
Thomas Kidman Romaine Locke Nicola McIntyre John Schultz Tim Smellie Debbie Sobers Inge Veecock

Vital Records


The ARGOSY newspaper of British Guiana - BMD Announcements

We are privileged that Mrs. Veecock has granted permission to post her work for the benefit of those persons searching for records of their ancestors from British Guiana between the years of 1880 and 1896. The BMD announcements, as reported in the ARGOSY newspaper of Georgetown, British Guiana were copied from microfilms, shelf-mark 551, at the British Newspaper Library at Colindale; compiled, indexed and typed by Inge R. Veecock, in London, England, completed in; April 1996. We thank Mrs. Veecock for her tireless work to compile this data from both the Argosy and Colonist which took over 6 years to complete and for her generosity of sharing it with fellow researchers.
This work is massive and could not have been posted here without the work in transcribing all the data by Tim Smellie. Our many thanks and appreciation for Tim's work.

To search these files, follow these steps:

STEP ONE: Check the ARGOSY Main Surname Index for the surname(s) of interest. The year(s) in which that surname appears follow the surname listing. Example: "Barr 1882,86,94" means that a mention of the surname "Barr" was mentioned on the 1882, 1886, and 1894 papers. Make a note of the years you need to check.

MAIN SURNAME INDEX BMD Announcements in The ARGOSY newspaper, 1880-1896

A - B C D - E F - G H I - L M - N O - R S - T U - Z

STEP TWO: Click the appropriate link(s) to find the announcement(s). The surnames have been printed in bold type to make it easier to spot your surname of interest.

BMD ANNOUNCEMENTS by Year - SEARCH: Click on the links below

1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888
1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896