R. Wayne Ashton says
June 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm
Thank you for this. My maternal grandfather lived and raised his family in Black River, JA. I’m told that his birthname, Hyam, makes it likely he was of German Jewish descent.
March 5, 2015 at 3:33 pm
This is the story of most of the world.Migration and slavery produces intermingling with human beings.. This is the outcome. My mother’s ancestry is of Germany ancestry from St.Elizabeth. You will see a lot of fair ruddy skin tone,blonde to light brown,hazel,blue,green Jamaicans that certainly are from German,Scottish, Irish ancestry. I would love to find out my mom’s family history too and my Dad.She has passes on,her siblings before her.So very difficult and I live in U.S.But,maybe someday I will know more. Good to know your past to understand you.
Gary Brown says
April 18, 2015 at 10:27 pm
I really enjoyed the video. My mother was from Seaford Town. She said a placed called Lamb’s River. She was of Irish decent mixed.I can’t ask her anything because she passed away 2006. I would like to know if you can make a video about the Irish connection? Thanks for making the video.
April 28, 2015 at 9:12 am
It tells a story that is hard to ignore. The struggle of remembering where you came from..yet moving forward. To remember the past but to keep looking to the future. Thank you for telling this story!
May 9, 2015 at 4:34 pm
I am from Jamaica. I live in New York and I’m of African and Asian descent. I have to share this with my German American friend
Effie kameka says
July 9, 2015 at 2:07 am
My dad was born in seaford in 1909. His name was George F Kameka. He left his homeland in 1926 to settle in Belize. I am 1 of his 9 children. My daughter visited his birthplace in March of 2009.
September 15, 2015 at 10:42 pm
I am based in the UK. I cannot watch this on line using the Amazon.com link as when I tried it said that my debit or credit card must be linked to an American bank. May i suggest you also sell this documentary on iTunes, too, so that it can enjoy a worldwide audience?
David Ritter says
January 21, 2016 at 12:49 am
DVDs are back in stock can be purchased on the website.
Dwight Hacker says
September 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm
Just found out now at 29 years old that my Great Grandfather…Hubert Hacker a German man Started my family in Seaford Town JA…. And i am the 4th generation in the Hacker Blood Line….But as i am 1 out of 13 of my Dads kids i am the only one of my Brothers and Sisters that has a Different Mother and born in America and not really knowing my Family History….and now as i search i fee so Proud of where i cam from….Oh how God is Good
September 27, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Just found out that my Greatgrand father, is sikira from Germany. And I was wondering Olof you might be able to share some light.
October 16, 2015 at 9:51 am
That’s super interesting. I have a friend who is from Westmoreland and directly related to Kameka’s. Not sure if she is related to your dad, but I guess there’s some possibility!
December 25, 2015 at 5:37 pm
This was a very interesting documentary.Make a documentary or post an article on Iris-jamaicans please.
January 2, 2016 at 7:28 am
The sad story of rural development in Jamaica. Nothing continues to improve in most rural areas, so decay sets in. I know the area very well because I was born in Ginger Hill, St Elizabeth and grew up in Catadupa St James and also have relatives from Seaforth Town. In the sixties the German population was vibrant in Seaforth Town and things were looking good. Surprisingly this area was the seat that P J Patterson held for many years and look at it now. Without proper rural development the history of many areas and its people will be left on the dump heap of time.
Sharon Kameka says
February 24, 2016 at 11:39 pm
This is an amazing documentary that you have produced. I have always been interested in learning about Seaford town. My father was from Seaford town, his name was Aine Kameka. It’s sad to hear of the poverty that he grow up in. He did talk about how poor his home land was, and he never wanted to return to Jamaica because of this. I would like to purchase a DVD.
April 23, 2016 at 6:49 pm
I would love to see a documentary of the Irish Jamaicans also. The Irish are officlally the biggest minority in Jamaica and Irish slaves were also sent to the Caribbean since the 1640′s, over 300,000 have been recorded.Sadly the Irish know nothing about it but are interested .
Hopefully David may think about it.I have some research on it that I’m happy to pass on.
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