In Loving Memory
In the three decades since 1976, when the Public Records Office (now the Department of Archives) published a 60-page booklet, titled St. Matthew's Cemetery and The Eastern Burial Ground, the cemeteries have grown so much that it took BHS Life Member Capt. Paul C. Aranha almost two years of time, and 371 pages of letter-size paper, to produce his newly-completed catalogue of the inscriptions on the graves in those same burial places.
IN LOVING MEMORY: A 2005 Guide to Inscriptions on Graves in St. Matthew's Cemetery, the Jewish Cemetery, the Eastern Cemetery and the Centre Burial Ground presents not only the text, but also a photograph, of each inscription. The book divides the four cemeteries into thirteen sections, with a diagram of each section and an index of names.
While its creator has no plans to offer a print-edition, he did present a specially-produced 371-page hardcopy to the Department of Archives, where it is now accessible for research by members of the public.
Paul Aranha's new CD "TWELVE BAHAMIAN CEMETERIES" presents inscriptions in twelve cemetereis in various islands of the Bahamas. This updated work has been expanded to include all the details previously found on "IN LOVING MEMORY: A 2005 Guide to Inscriptions on Graves in St. Matthew's Cemetery, the Jewish Cemetery, the Eastern Cemetery and the Centre Burial Ground", but with numerous improvements, plus eight other cemeteries.
The new CD shows more than 4,000 inscriptions - with at least one photograph of each. The cemeteries covered are: in New Providence - Centre Burial Ground, Eastern Cemetery, Jewish Cemetery, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery, St. Matthew's Anglican Cemetery, Veterans' Cemetery and Western Cemetery; in Andros - All Saint's Anglican Cemetery, Mangrove Cay; in Eleuthera - two cemeteries in Governor's Harbour; in Exuma - St. Andrew's Anglican Cemetery, Georgetown. A comprehensive INDEX of names adds to the value. All this for just $15.00.
If you would like to order your copy, simply fill out the order form below. Currently, we can accept the following methods of payment: cheques drawn on a bank in the Bahamas (price B$15.00) or the U.S. (price US$15.00) or deposit to a German bank account (price €15.00). Your CDs will be shipped once your payment has been received.