1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 26, 2022 10:16 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking Jamaica and Lindo/Pizza/Walker Family Marriage Certificates

    spring albassam Newbie

      Hi my great grandmother was born in Kingston, Jamaica 1872, she was born Adina Lindo,(parents)

      08 Oct 1873JamaicaBircham LindoMaggie West

      on the family search they have she was black. I am looking for marriage certificates, 1 to a Pizza (last name) and 1 to Reginald Westfeldt Walker died 1899 in Panama. She had 2 sons from Pizza, Norman Lindo (Pizza) July 23, 1896, and Lancelot Lindo (Pizza)October 31, 1895. 1 son from Reginald Walker, son's name Reginald Walker born 1899. Reginald Westfeldt Walker's parents were


      Christening 29 September 1867
      Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom



      ParentsNorman Stewart Walker, Georgiana Freeman Walker


      After marrying and having a son he lived and died in Panama Canal Zone 1899.  I do not know how are where his son was actually born. His son lived and died in New Orleans. The Walkers in Virginia do no know anything about him.

        • Re: Seeking Jamaica and Lindo/Pizza/Walker Family Marriage Certificates
          Lisha Penn Ranger

          Dear Ms. Albassam,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 6/16/1897 - 7/3/1957 (T715) in the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Record Group 85) that may include the lists of SS Advance for August 19, 1917 with Adina Walker at age 43 aboard with son Reginald and nephew Harold; and the SS Allianca for February 27, 1915 with Norman Pizza and Reginald Walker aboard. Some of these records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. For information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          We also located the Population Schedules for the 1920 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census, and Population Schedules for the 1940 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1950 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about Adina P. Walker in Pennsylvania whose race is indicated as white (1920 Census); and Reginald Walker with his family in Louisiana (1930 census). This census indicates her place of birth incorrectly as Rhode Island but other other records state it as Jamaica. You may use later censuses to trace the history of other family members in Louisiana. The 1940 Census schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. The 1950 Census also is available online. For more information about the non-digitized schedules, please contact RDT1 at archives1reference@nara.gov.


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          You may wish to search Ancestry or FamilySearch for the U.S. Census. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.


          We suggest that you contact the Louisiana Dept. of Health to request a search for marriage or death certificate for Adina Walker who died at age 55 in December 1927; and Reginald Walker who died at age 52 in 1953. Both died in New Orleans. You may wish to note any name variants or broaden your search for the surrounding years. In addition, the FamilySearch Research wiki for Louisiana Vital Records may be helpful.


          We also suggest that you contact the Jamaica Archives and Records Department to obtain the birth certificate for Adina Lindo.


          Lastly, we suggest you contact The National Archives of the United Kingdom, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, United Kingdom for any genealogical information about her mother Maggie West and her life in England before she moved to Jamaica.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!