One woman experiences dislocation and what it means to be “Barbadian”.
Delving into the historical roots of her ancestry, she researches her antecedents, reflecting on Barbados as a new growing Nation.
Sandra Taitt Eaddy, M.A Public History, is a well known Barbadian scholar.
Read all about ancestral research, including the why? and how-to?, as well as her feelings, observations and memories of Barbadian life via Author
“I came along three years before Barbados gained its independence in 1966 and from that moment I was shaped by the spirit and nationalism and activism. I had a sense of pride, and I could see industry all around me. I was Barbadian in the real sense of the word.
The school was predominately Irish and Italian with Greeks, Portuguese, Puerto Ricans and, Black Americans sprinkled in.
Many children in Barbados were produced from sexual relations between a married person and a single person. This tradition can create complications for the family researcher.
Family history research is a cooperative effort that has the potential for bringing family members together and for bridging differences.”
In this modern age legacy and heritage are still very important in asserting our identity.