The Barbados Genealogy Group promoted the Barbados Family History Project at the Cultural Extravaganza on September 30, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. This event was sponsored by the Consulate of Barbados at New York. The BFHP was promoted using a Power point loop, a live Powerpoint presentation and the distribution of literature. The opportunity was also taken to promote the recent publication of the BMHS “Of Halls, Hills and Holes, PLACE NAMES OF Barbados”. The presentations and literature were well received by persons attending the event even though the audience was not as large as the organizers anticipated. The publication also caught the attention of persons. In addition, some persons provided email addresses in order to receive the quarterly publication of the Group. Copies of the literature were given to the St. Philip and St. Gabriel Episcopalian churches when the project coordinator attended services at these churches. Finally, the Consulate agreed to distribute the remainder at the launch of its 50th Anniversary of Independence Commemorative Book “Celebrate Barbados” and the documentary “Big City Dreams” on November 12, 2017.
– Martin Cox, Chairman, Sub-Committee
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