US Virgin Islands Transfer-Era Documents Have Now Been Digitized

In May 2015, the Caribbean Genealogy Library (CGL) digitized 45 gigabytes of document data from the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. CGL now offers samples of these documents on its Web site. Those documents can be found at

The effort was organized by a crowdfunding effort led by the Caribbean Genealogy Library. Volunteers from CGL traveled to the U.S. National Archives in College Park, Maryland during May 2015 to digitize the documents. The documents held at the U.S. National Archives include official correspondence, minutes, petitions, proclamations, registers, indexes, photographs, and maps. These documents are invaluable resources in preparation for 2017 Transfer Centennial events, ceremonies, and production of educational materials.

You can read more about this project at the Caribbean Genealogy Library’s project page on Kickstarter at as well as at

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