Become a CGL Member
Since our founding in 2000, the Caribbean Genealogy Library has been helping our members to research, document and share their family stories. CGL is a unique and valuable research library. Through the library’s collection of books and historic records, workshops and lectures we encourage research and education. The library is operated solely by memberships and donations.

As a CGL member you will enjoy the benefits of having access to the library’s collection, free attendance to workshops and lectures, you will be part of an important educational organization, and show your support for preserving history, culture and genealogy. Join today!

Annual Membership Fees
Students $10
Individuals $35
Family $50
Sustaining $100
Patron $250

The membership period is from January 1st to December 31st of each calendar year. To pay by check complete the Membership Form . It can be submitted with payment in person at the library, by mail, or by email. Make Check Payable to "Caribbean Genealogy Library"

Mail to:
Caribbean Genealogy Library
PO Box 366
St. Thomas, VI 00804

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As one of the islands’ most important research libraries, the Caribbean Genealogy Library’s collection includes over 5000 books, periodicals, microfilms and other documents related to genealogy and history of the Virgin Islands, Caribbean, South America, the United States and Europe. In its collection are materials related to the early history of the islands such as Danish West Indies Census Records form 1841-1917, and church records for the Virgin Islands and neighboring islands dating back to the late 1700s. These resources are catalogued, archived and conserved in our air-conditioned library. Microfilm readers, photocopiers and computers are available.

Overview of our Collection:
Rare books, maps, newspapers, & magazines
Danish West Indies/US Virgin Islands census records
Virgin Islands Church Records
US National Archives M1883 & M1884 microfilms
Virgin Islands Funeral Booklets
Access to Ancestry.com (on library computers)
Family History Library affiliate library
Caribbean Jewish family genealogies
St. Thomas Graphics publications collection

For more information on the wonderful resources you will have access to as a member please visit the Resources tab in the menu. Thank you for your support.