Although I’ve been there many times (this picture is from my 2006 visit), I never knew that my family had such a long history on the island. I knew about my grandmother’s house on Strand St in Christiansted, but I never knew about the other family homes. I definitely want to take a walking tour and get pictures of the locations I’ve found. I want to visit 45 Fisher St, where the van Beverhoudts lived for 100 years. I want to put some context into the records I‘ve collected. I also plan to visit Whim to look at their resources and we’ll hop over to St Thomas for a day. But, what else is there? I don’t really know much about what’s available on-island that I can’t do from home. This is where I need help.
I’m reaching out to any readers who are familiar with the resources on the islands. What else should I do while I’m there? What records/resources are available there that I can’t reasonably get from home? How could I maximize the genealogical value of the trip? What would you do if you only had a week (while leaving time for the beach)? Who should I look up while I’m there?
Please leave me a comment or send me an email with suggestions. With your help, I’m hoping this can be as productive as it will be fun.