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Black Genealogy | Tracing Your Ancestry Back to  Early 1800s

Black Genealogy | Tracing Your Ancestry Back to Early 1800s

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A Black History Speaker Paul Crooks masterclass providing guidance on tracing African Caribbean forebears back to the early 1800s

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Black history speaker Paul Crooks is among the most insightful genealogists discussing engaging topics relating to the legacy of British slave-ownership and Black British ancestry. Paul Crooks is unique among Black History Month speakers discussing engaging topics relating to the Black experience.

Through the lens of his pioneering research into Black ancestry, Paul will use his journey as a case study to

  • reveal how he traced his family’s Black history back to the 1880s
  • discuss records specific to research into Black ancestry, as well as other materials of more general interest
  • share step by step his approach to uncovering forebears’ records
  • explain challenges that you may encounter and how to overcome them

Who is this talk for?

People are inspired and motivated by learning about the inspirational people and historical events that make up where we are today. Stories of ancestors who resisted racial injustice - can fire the imagination and spur individuals to higher levels of achievement or performance in their work and personal life.

The talk is suitable for you if

  • you’re new to exploring family history
  • you have some experience of searching for your ancestors and want to know about other sources of information
  • you’ve started and you’re

Premium Ticket holders

Premium Ticket holders will receive African, Irish & the Music of the Caribbean, A Research Project by Paul Crooks following the event.

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About the speaker

Trailblazing family historian Paul Crooks pioneered research into Black genealogy during the 1990s. He traced his family history from London, back 6 generations, to ancestors captured and enslaved on a sugar plantation in North America.

Paul was told that it would be impossible to trace records of slave ownership let alone his Ancestors enslaved on plantations in North America. “No one had tried because such records did not exist.” Undeterred, he embarked on a journey of discovery that led from suburban North London to North America and ultimately back to the Gold Coast. His books, Ancestors and a Tree Without Roots - The Guide to Tracing British, African and Asian Caribbean Ancestry brought him international recognition for his breakthrough research into Black genealogy.

Paul is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry. He is also recognised for having spawned an industry in Black genealogy.

Ancestors by Paul Crooks

Tree Without Roots - The Guide To Tracing British, African And Asian Caribbean Ancestry by Paul Crooks

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This talk will be held over Zoom. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration confirmation email.

This event will not be recorded for later distribution or upload to Youtube.

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