We are in the same spot; I was told by Saint Thomas that no Birth c=Cerificates were reported until 1900 by that time my grandfather was in the states or on a ship as a worker.
I was told that he joined The Church of God and Saints of Christ in 1904 in Phil.,PA under helder Crowler. My father told us that people called them The Black Jews because o the fact that they washed the feet of the members. If this is true he was only 9 when he got here and 13 when my father was born.You spoke of a list of slaves? May I have a copy of it? Anyone who see's this post please help if you can.