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Guyana Genealogical and Biographical Society + Some online research resources

Guyana Genealogical and Biographical Society – some database entries

guyanagbsAnnouncements; Anniversaries; Biographies; Births; Cards; Deaths; Genealogy; History of Communities; [including Towns, Villages, Country Districts]; Institutions[ including Churches, Schools, Teachers’ Training Centre]; Marriages; and Obituaries concerning British Guiana (since May 1966 Guyana).

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The Fortunes of Bauxite – Part 4A – When Bauxite was King

The Fortunes of Bauxite – Part 4A –

When Bauxite was King – Tribute to DEMBA

By Dmitri Allicock   –  Guyanese Online

To ask any resident of Upper Demerara if they knew bauxite, would be like asking a coal miner in West Virginia if he or she knew coal. My father would jokingly say that they could mine his lungs and find quality bauxite there. He served 47 distinguished years with this company. As we reflex on bauxite, I can hear the deafening words ringing in my ears, “you never miss the well until the well run dry”.

 The story of bauxite is the story of Upper Demerara. The decline of bauxite would lead to many families leaving their ancestral homes, as they never did before. Most will never return.    Continue reading

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