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Seeking genealogist of Haiti, Martinique, & Guadeloupe

Hello.  I'm researching the Caribbean roots of Patrick Henry Reason, the first known African American engraver in the US, born 1816 in New York City and baptised Patrice Rison. I have his parents' and some of his grandparents' information but looking any leads on finding a genealogist knowledgeable in Haiti, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. Surnames of his family and friends of interest include:

Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age - A Colony in Crisis

Dear colleagues, 

I would like to direct your attention to the following webinar via the Digital Library of the Caribbean, which set to take place next Tuesday 4/11 at 11am EST. This session focuses on the digital history project A Colony in Crisis (https://colonyincrisis.lib.umd.edu), which features English language translations of 18th century colonial pamphlets from Saint-Domingue covering topics from economics, to slavery, to legal history.

We hope that you will join us.

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