Two Friends Estate
I have been researching St Croix for almost a year and tracing my family. My grandfather was born here and left when he was a young man. I have traced his Mothers side back to the late 1700's and all generations revolve around Two Friends Estate. The last record found for my family is of my great grandmother Urselina Irwin in 1920, she was 63 and listed as a baker. There is no record of her death which I find odd and a mystery. My great grandfather is buried at the cemetery in Frederiksted. I'm trying to locate more information about life in general at Two Friends Estate.
I am visting St Croix in May and will visit the Landmark Society to try and obtain information about Two Friends Estate.
My question is; are there other avenues for me to pursue for information. Any suggests or idea's would be appreciated.
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Have you tried the Caribbean Genealogy Library?
Phone # 340-714-2136
Fax # same as above
There are many online resources that may help. Below are a few that, if you don’t already use them, you might try in advance of your trip:
The Caribbean Surname Index
St. Croix Census Records
Also, the International Genealogical Index (IGI)
These may offer valuable information. In addition, if you have a Caribbean ancestor that may have come through Ellis Island (as did many) you might try ellisland.org in order to look at ship manifests, etc; these often provide great information.