Many libraries offer the local newspapers on microfilm and sometimes the obituaries from them have been indexed.If distance presents a problem, try joining a New York genealogy mailing list for the locality and perhaps you will locate someone in the area who can do a newspaper lookup for you.Cy Grant was born in the village of Beterverwagting, British Guiana (modern-day Guyana), one of seven children in a close-knit middle-class family.
peaked in 1910, with a population of over 10,000 Italians and an area spanning 50 blocks.
The region known as "the Guianas" consists of the large shield landmass north of the Amazon River and east of the Orinoco River known as the "land of many waters".
Originally inhabited by several indigenous groups, Guyana was settled by the Dutch before coming under British control in the late 18th century.
I knew as a young person in Guyana that something was wrong.... I knew that the colony was too small to hold me." In 1941, Grant joined the Royal Air Force, which had extended recruitment to non-white candidates following heavy losses in the early years of the Second World War.
One of approximately 500 young men recruited from the Caribbean as aircrew, he was commissioned as an officer after training in England as a navigator.