In May 1999 we founded this association in order to give Haitians
and persons of Haitian/St-Domingue ancestry easy access to the
old civil registry records of the Archives Nationales d'Haïti
in order to do their family tree. Our goal was very simple : enter
all old civil registry records in a data base and display that
data base on a free and public internet site. In order to reach
that goal, we needed a laptop computer and a full time employee
in Port-au-Prince for data entry. We asked the general public
to help us finance this project. We didn't find our goal too ambitious
: we needed $4000 US per year. We need $300 a month to pay the
employee and the rest to cover the purchase of the computer and
cover some small expenses like Web space rental.
With the money collected, we purchased at the end of september
1999 a Toshiba 2060CDS Laptop for $1999.99 Can, financed on 24
months. We also rent space on a Web server for 30$ Can. a month.
In early november 1999, we hired a person who began data entry
at the Port-au-Prince archives. We offered this person a stable
and permanent job. Our web site is visited by over 2000 people
The computer arrived in Haiti on october 27 1999. Data entry
is done with a Microsoft Access database This data base is now
on line at www.agh.qc.ca.
We need your help to pursue this project.