Government-General, St. Thomas and St. John Government: Reports from Religious Congregations regarding Deaths, St. Thomas and St. John


This archive series contains reports from the various congregations on St. Thomas and St. John concerning deaths (burials) in the period 1859-1918. Apart from the name of the congregation, the date of burial and the name of the deceased, the reports also state if the individual was free or enslaved, and in the latter case who the owner was. Occasionally, there are additional information on whether the individual was an immigrant, had been married, place of residence and the cause of death.

The task in this archive series is indexing (tagging). This means, that we focus primarily on transcribing personal names, place names and dates. By transcribing these data you will make it easier for others, for instance genealogists, to find a document that contains a certain name they are looking for without transcribing the entire document. Exactly what we would like you to transcribe and how, you will see in the transcription guide.

You find the specific transcription guide for this series here:

The image shows the Roman Catholic church of St. Peter and Paul in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, c. 1881. Colorized drawing by Frederik Visby. Original held at the Maritime Museum of Denmark, Elsinore, image no. 000035618.

ExtentDocuments: 1335, Approved: 983


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1859 - 1878 324 0 341 665
1879 - 1918 28 0 642 670