Caribbean genealogy library offers a window into the past

In a clean and bright room on St. Thomas, buried treasure is waiting to be found.

The Caribbean Genealogy Library, founded in 2000, holds a treasure trove of historical documents to help Virgin Islanders trace their family trees.

Loaded with resources and knowledgeable volunteers passionate about research, the tiny nonprofit library is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean region – and people travel from across the globe to use its valuable resource.

“We get a lot of inquiries from around the world, people who are finding they had ties to the Virgin Islands,” library President Rob Upson said.

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