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Exploring Black History & Ancestry: The 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered

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In this Black history masterclass, Paul Crooks reveals how he used the Slave Registers to rewrite his family’s history. Delivered on Zoom

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Ancestry Talks' Paul Crooks is affecting the Black history discourse. Join him for this captivating account of how he traced his Black Caribbean ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, 200 years ago.

The British colonies began keeping registers of black slaves who had been so-called “lawfully enslaved”

Paul will:

• give you unique insights into his journey tracing black ancestry

• speak on the origins of the slave registers

• tell you how the slave registers can support you explore your Black ancestry and self-identity

• reveal to you how the registers enlighten us about the roots of British racism

• tell you how he used the registers to construct a narrative that enabled him to reveal his identity

WHO IS THIS TALK FOR?

The talk is suitable for you if

• you’re new to exploring family history

• you have some experience of searching for your ancestors but want to develop your skills and knowledge further

• you’ve have started, but your hit difficulties moving forward with you search.

About the speaker:

Paul Crooks is unique as a published author and genealogist with specialist interest in Black ancestry and African Caribbean history.

Paul came to prominence with his pioneering research into African Caribbean genealogy During the 1990s, when he became the first to trace his family history back 6 generations, from London to his ancestors captured off the West African coast 200 years ago. He discovered his ancestors were enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica.

His books Ancestors and a Tree Without Roots - The Guide To Tracing British, African And Asian Caribbean Ancestry has brought him international recognition for his breakthrough research into Black genealogy.

This talk is brought to you at a reduced price thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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