The Moravian Archives is sharing materials through the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC).
Records from Archiving Antigua consist of catalogs and speaking / remark books from Moravian churches in Antigua. The catalogs are congregational membership rolls, some divided by gender, registers of candidacy for baptism, lists of church affiliation by estate residency, and marriage registers. The speaking and remark books are registers of comments regarding individual members, kept by the missionary as a record of disciplinary action. The “remark books” contain notes by the missionary about individual members’ behavior, especially in cases when it conflicted with the norms maintained by the missionaries. These records give valuable insight on social norms, discipline and cultural expectations in Caribbean society. Digitized, these catalogs and remark books together represent an extraordinary volume of documentation about African-Caribbean family and social structure from the era of the slave trade through the twentieth century.Archiving Antigua: A Digital Record of Pre- and Post-Emancipation Antigua, 1760-1948