Recent information has led me to understand that the West Indian ship records are at a continued risk for being lost. Some records are not properly stored, and the pages are crumbling.
Therefore, we should work together to promote this project. I understand that some efforts have been made to protect and scan the records. However, all of the records should be available online for everyone to access.
Please sign the petition and encourage others to do the same. We want to actively collect signatures to show the West Indian and British governments that our population is deeply interested in preserving and learning about our history through these ship records. Please use the form below to submit any recommendations on preserving the papers, digitizing the records, and/or tracing such ancestry.
My name is Melissa G. Ramnauth, Esq. I am a trademark & business attorney eager to learn more about my West Indian history, including the ships used to transport Indian indentured servants and enslaved Africans to Trinidad and Guyana.
My goal is to protect the West Indian (Indian indentured servant and slavery) ships records, help entrepreneurs protect their businesses with trademarks and contracts, and preserve our culture.
West Indian business owners must protect their business with trademarks and contracts.
Our goal is to share more business law articles so that our West Indian community can protect their businesses, especially with foreign oil investors coming into the region.