Highlights from the Book Cafe at theAgriculture Fair 2009 Created by VIDE Reading Campaign, Friends of the Library, and the St. Croix Library Association

Click to view PowerPoint on using genealogical records to study VI history.

Painted by Sondra Catts

Painted by Jaquelyn Jacobs and LarcieThe Book Tree- Many children wrote the name of a favorite book along with their names and schools.

http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews Interviews with authors on video and lots of other great stuff

http://thebrownbookshelf.com Good website for African-American writers
http://www.virginislandspubliclibraries.org/usvi/ Look for the yellow pencil. Ms. Bough has brought together many resources for students, parents, and teachers.
n http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/huntblackhimr1.html Black History Scavenger Hunt

Click to view PowerPoint on using genealogical records to study VI history.

Virgin Islands Resources on the Web
http://www.stx.k12.vi/profileindex.html The original "Profiles of Outstanding Virgin Islanders" by Ruth Moolenaar

Ruth Moolenaar’s “Project Introspection” Environmental Lesson Plans click here

n http://www.stxenvironmental.org/education.html Many lessons and field trip enhancement opportunities

n http://webpac.uvi.edu/imls/project2002/introspection.shtml
Includes the following:
Beautiful Inkberry Tree: A Christmas Story for Young Virgin Islanders Brief Historical Notes on Schools of the Virgin Islands
n European and African Influences on the Culture of the Virgin Islands

Footsteps to Follow Historical Account of the Purchase and Transfer of the Danish West Indies

Hurricanes and Holidays: Supplication Day; Local Thanksgiving

Profiles of Outstanding Virgin Islanders
n Salute to Our First Elected Governor: Melvin Evans

The link below contains an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.

St. Croix Census records

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The data on this site is the result of a project carried out in order to transcribe the census records from St. Croix. This is done by Danish volunteers. On St. Croix sources from ship registers, plantations etc. are being transcribed as well.