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Jamaica Belize
First posted on June 26th 2002, last revised on January 17th 2009







Discovered in the 16th century, when the islands were uninhabited. Settled in the late 17th century by pirates and refugees. An outpost of Jamaica since 1670; when Jamaica became independent in 1962, the Cayman Islands remained a dependency of the United Kingdom.

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WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles Modern from CIA World Factbook; BBC Country Profiles; Index Mundi, Article : Cayman Islands, from Wikipedia
Iles Caïmans, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Historical, on the Windies A. Trollope, The West Indies and the Spanish Main, 1860, GB
Historical, on Cayman Islands
Links General from LANIC; from Library of Congress, Portals to the World
Category : Cayman Islands, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of the Cayman Islands, from Wikipedia
Organizations Association of Caribbean Historians
Caribbean Contacts, from Caribbean Database of Documentary Heritage
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group
Historical Dictionaries
Timelines from BBC News
Accounts of History Modern from Wikipedia
Historical, of the Caribbean Th. Coke, A history of the West Indies, vol.1, 1808, vol.2, 1810, vol.3, 1811, GB
Th. Southey, Chronological history of the West Indies, vol.1, 1827, GB (out of 3 vols.)
C.E. Meinecke, Versuch einer Geschichte der europaischen Colonien in Westindien, 1831, in German, GB
E. Regnault et al., Histoire des Antilles et des colonies françaises, espagnoles, anglaises .., 1849, in French, GB
Historical, on the Cayman Islands
Specific Periods
Politics Political Resources on the Web : Cayman Islands
Governments on the WWW : Cayman Islands
Military Regiments of the British West Indies and Bermuda, by Frank Goodwill
Economy & Finances Entry Cayman Islands, from Global History of Currencies, by Bryan Taylor
Outlets in the Caribbean, from Royal Bank of Canada
Social History J. Stephen, The slavery of the British West India colonies delineated, vol.1, 1824, vol.2, 1830, GB
Ethnography Languages of Cayman Islands (1), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Cayman Islands
Iles Caïmans, from L'amenagement linguistique dans le monde, in French
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses - Cayman Islands, from Kirken i Norge
Local History Districts of Cayman Islands, from www.statoids.com
Institutions Cayman Islands, from Airline History
Structurae : Cayman Islands
Search Lighthouse Explorer for Cayman Islands
Culture
Biographies
Others Disaster History by Country : the Cayman Islands, from Relief Web
Neotropic Ecoregion, from WWF

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), from Rulers (B. Schemmel)
Lists of Ambassadors Heads of Post : Cayman Islands, from MOFA, Canada
Lists of Consuls
Lists of Bishops
Population Figures from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Exchange Rates Historical Exchange Rates, from Oanda, since 1990
Election Results from Psephos, since 2005; from IFES Election Guide, since 2005
Documents Historical Newspapers Hemerotheques Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library
Selected Articles History of the Cayman Islands, from World History Archives
Modern Newspapers Newspapers and News Media : Cayman Islands, from ABYZ; from Online Newspapers (links)
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
General
Systematic Collections
Specialist
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on the Cayman Islands
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Airline Timetable Images : Cayman Airways
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK)
Constitutions, Laws
Treaties
Consular Reports
Chamber of Commerce Reports
Document Collections Socviety of Genealogists : West Indies, scroll down for Cayman Islands
Historical Maps
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article : Cayman Islands, from EB 1911
Article : Caymans, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Religious
Economic
Geographical Cayman Islands, pp.59-60 in The Present State of the West Indies, 1778, GB
Caymans, p.67 in G. Long, America and the West Indies: geographically described, 1845, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Residence Memoirs
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries Museum Directory : Cayman Islands, from Caribbean Museums
Cayman Islands National Museum
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from Wikipedia
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of the Cayman Islands, from World Currency Museum; from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Collections of Coins : Cayman Islands, bilingual Russian and English page; from World Coin Gallery
Stamps Rare Cayman Islands Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamps Gallery; Cayman Islands 1900-1935, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
on Cayman Islands survey of bibliographies
bibliographic database
general bibliographies
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies
serial publications
general bibliographies
Cayman Islands entries
Annotated Bibliography for the English Speaking Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) (In order of importance.), from Florida Coastal School of Law
National Archives (UK) : Caribbean Histories Revealed : Bibliography
Mitchell's West Indian Bibliography
Bibliography of Caribbean Archaeology, from Florida Museum of Natural History
booksellers
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
Biblioteca Digital Hispanica; Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
on the Caribbean Digital Library of the Caribbean
Online Journals General Directory of Open Access Journals
On the Caribbean
General Accounts Jan Rogozinski, A Brief History of the Caribbean (1992) London : Penguin 1994 [G]
Mordechai Arbell, The Jewish Nation of the Caribbean, Jerusalem : Gefen 2002
Historical Dictionaries
Yearbooks Article : West Indies, British, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1945 pp.760-761, 1946 pp.823-824 [G]
Article : West Indies, The, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1959 pp.744-746, 1960 pp.744-746, 1961 pp.745-747, 1962 pp.734-736, 1963 pp.249-250 [G]
Article : Colonies and Other Dependencies, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1965 p.252, 1966 p.203, 1967 p.218, 220-222, 1968 p.216 [G]
Article : Dependent States : Cayman Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1969 pp.273, 276-277, 1970 p.277, 1971 pp.266-267, 1972 pp.238-239, 244, 1973 pp.229-230, 235 [G]
Article : Jamaica : Cayman Islands, in : Statesman's Year Book 1919 p.331, 1924 p.330, 1925 p.334, 1926 p.333, 1928 p.332, 1929 p.337, 1932 p.339, 1937 p.363, 1943 pp.282-283 [G]
Article : Cayman, Turks and Caicos Islands, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.174-175 (data of 1969-1970) [G]
Article : Jamaica - Cayman Islands, in : Americana Annual 1945 pp.385-386, 1946 pp.390-391, 1947 pp.369-370 [G]
Article : West Indies Federation - Jamaica - Cayman Islands, in : Americana Annual 1962 pp.827-830, 1963 pp.736-738 [G]
Article : Cayman Islands, in : Americana Annual 1964 p.128 [G]
Article Dependent States : Cayman Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1974 pp.246-247, 251, 1975 pp.230-231, 1976 pp.247-248, 252, 1977 pp.246-248, 252, 1978 p.305, 1979 p.306, 1980 pp.300-301, 304-305, 1981 pp.301, 304-306, 1982 pp.297-301, 1983 pp.298-300, 1984 p.293, 1985 pp.603-604, 1988 pp.518-519, 1990 pp.534-535 [G]
Article : Cayman Islands, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1975-1976 pp.294-295, 1978-1979 pp.321-322, 1980-1981 pp.323-324, 1983-1984 pp.331-332, 1984-1985 pp.330-331, 1985-1986 pp.332-334, 1987-1988 pp.336-337, 1988-1989 pp.338-339, 1989-1990 pp.340-342, 1990-1991 pp.339-340, 1991-1992 pp.339-340, 1992-1993 pp.340-341, 1993-1994 pp.340-342, 1994-1995 pp.330-332, 1995-1996 pp.318-320, 1996-1997 pp.329-330 [G]
Article : United Kingdom : Cayman Islands, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1997-1998 pp.1375-1377, 1998-1999 pp.1496-1498, 2000 pp.1684-1686, 2001 pp.1648-1650, 2002 pp.1708-1710, 2003 pp.1710-1713, 2004 pp.1727-1729, 2005 pp.1740-1743 [G]
Article : Cayman Islands, in : The World in Figures 1st ed. 1976 pp.118-119, 2nd ed. 1978 pp.118-119, 4th ed. 1984 p.119 [G]
Entry : Cayman Islands, in : The Commonwealth Yearbook 1989 pp.430-433 [G]