About Bermuda Biographies
Welcome to Bermuda Biographies. This website contains the biographies of people who have made a contribution to Bermuda in all spheres. The biographies are of people who are no longer living. The site was launched in May 2007 and new names are being added all the time. Bermudabiographies.bm is the recipient of a grant from the Bermuda Arts Council.
How to use this site
For access to the full biographies, click on Biogrpahies in the menu bar at the top of any page, then click on the photos of people whose life stories you want to read. Highlights from their lives are listed under Milestones and excerpts from their speeches, interviews and letters to newspaper editors can be found under Quotes. Additional photos can be seen under Photos. The main sources for the bios are listed under Learn More.
The biographies are compiled from sources in the public domainthe Bermuda National Library, the Bermuda Archives, the repository for Government records, and the Office of the Registrar General for birth, marriage and death records.
For anyone interested in doing additional research, the Bermuda National Library, in particular, is a treasure trove. There you will find past issues of The Royal Gazette, the Mid-Ocean News, the Bermuda Sun, the Bermuda Recorder, the Bermuda Times and The Bermudian, all on microfilm. Other periodicals, such as Fame magazine, are also available. Current publications often have access to archived issues online, although these do not usually go back more than a few years.
The Library also has a biographies file that contains newspaper articles of countless Bermudians, living and deceased, plus a Bermudiana card index. Most people who made a difference have a card in that index where you can find dates and page numbers of newspaper and magazine articles written about them.
Another useful source is the National Museum of Bermuda.
The text and images (contents) of this site are intended for students, schools, scholars and the general public and may copied, reproduced and downloaded for personal, educational and non-commercial purposes. Where appropriate, bermudabiographies.bm should be acknowledged as the source. All other uses are strictly prohibited without the prior permission of bermudabiographies.bm
The contents of this website are subject to copyright protection and international copyright laws. Permission to use third party copyright material should be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
Books and articles listed under ‘Learn More’ are the chief sources for each biography.
The views are the views of bermudabiographies.bm. Unless otherwise stated, the author of the biographies is Meredith Ebbin. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy.
If you believe any errors have occurred, please contact Meredith Ebbin. Any technical problems concerning this site should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org