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TURNBULL TO RECEIVE 1ST V.I. CENSUSES THURSDAY

In the wake of the 2000 census, the most recent, microfilms of the earliest censuses in the Virgin Islands will be presented to Gov. Charles W. Turnbull at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Government House. Erik Goebel of the Danish National Archives will formally present the censuses of 1841 and 1846 to Turnbull as part of the bilateral agreement signed last year by Denmark and the U.S.V.I. on cooperation regarding the joint heritage of Danes and Virgin Islanders.
Films of all other censuses in the Virgin Islands when they were under Danish rule will follow as soon as possible, according to a statement from Government House.
Myron Jackson, director of the V.I. State Historic Preservation Office, said in the statement that by April 2001, the Danish National Archives plans to finish a detailed catalog and guide to all records pertaining to the V.I., followed by an English translation.
"Many more records of relevance to Virgin Islands history that are kept in Copenhagen may be copied," Jackson said. "This is very expensive, however, and the accomplishment of that much desirable project depends on the funds that can be raised in Denmark, the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as in the United States."
Jackson said further joint efforts will be discussed in a meeting of the Bilateral Archive Commission in the U.S.V.I. in March 2001.

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In the wake of the 2000 census, the most recent, microfilms of the earliest censuses in the Virgin Islands will be presented to Gov. Charles W. Turnbull at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Government House. Erik Goebel of the Danish National Archives will formally present the censuses of 1841 and 1846 to Turnbull as part of the bilateral agreement signed last year by Denmark and the U.S.V.I. on cooperation regarding the joint heritage of Danes and Virgin Islanders.
Films of all other censuses in the Virgin Islands when they were under Danish rule will follow as soon as possible, according to a statement from Government House.
Myron Jackson, director of the V.I. State Historic Preservation Office, said in the statement that by April 2001, the Danish National Archives plans to finish a detailed catalog and guide to all records pertaining to the V.I., followed by an English translation.
"Many more records of relevance to Virgin Islands history that are kept in Copenhagen may be copied," Jackson said. "This is very expensive, however, and the accomplishment of that much desirable project depends on the funds that can be raised in Denmark, the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as in the United States."
Jackson said further joint efforts will be discussed in a meeting of the Bilateral Archive Commission in the U.S.V.I. in March 2001.