Dearly Departed | My grandfather’s mother left him and moved to Panama in 1912

Could you imagine finding pieces of you in Jamaica, Panama, and New York City decades before you were ever born? Thankfully, in recent times things have changed, websites like FamilySearch are invaluable tools for genealogical enthusiasts who desire to put the pieces back together again. Over the last three years, I have successfully located my ancestors’ birth certificates, marriage papers, and much more.

Dearly Departed is a five part mini-series detailing the first leg of the journey to learn and rediscover my ancestral heritage.

In the first episode we are introduced to my grandfather, his mother and her family. In this episode we explore his mother’s life and subsequent migration to Panama. Click to watch part 2.

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