St. Lucian Naming Practices

In my quest to wrap my head around the “name game”, as I call it, I searched online for information on naming practices in my heritage islands and the Caribbean in general. I came across a few articles, but none excited me more than “Naming Customs in St. Lucia” by Daniel J. Crowley. The articleContinue reading “St. Lucian Naming Practices”

The Bernard Girls

I was just getting comfortable with the relevation that we had a new surname, Joseph, on our hands, for my great-grandmother. I mentioned in my last post that this new information even led me to a record for one of my great-aunts. But then that record added yet another name to the St. Lucia parade. AContinue reading “The Bernard Girls”

We are the Josephs, I think

As you know, I was super excited to find baptism records for my grandparents and some of their siblings. But I was (am) also super frustrated that I have not been able to locate records for others.  In the case of my maternal grandmother’s family, I could not find baptism entries for the three oldestContinue reading “We are the Josephs, I think”

Who Are the Colomb Mondesi Padrinos?

I just realized I didn’t give readers an actual look at the baptism records I wrote about in my last post.  In addition to finding it interesting to look at, maybe you can pick up on some things that I could not. I would like to figure out who the godparents are but depending onContinue reading “Who Are the Colomb Mondesi Padrinos?”