Records provide genealogists with a wealth of information.
Ownership of land gave credence to economic status. When the
Bahamas was granted to Sir Robert Heath in 1629 all the land
was considered Crown Land. However in 1670 through a Royal
Grant, six of the Carolina Lords Proprietors became owners
of the archipelago. This changed in 1717 when Royal government
was instituted and land ownership reverted to the Crown.
can visit the Registrar
General's Department located in the Rodney Bain Building
and the Department of
Lands and Surveys for records dating from 1964 to the
present. In addition, Bahamas
Title Research, Shirley and Parliament Streets is another