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How To Trace Caribbean Ancestry

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Custom House and Canning Town Neighbourhood Centre

18 Rathbone Market

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Trailblazing family historian Paul Crooks traced his family back 6 generations to Ami Djaba who was living in the Krobo Mountain, Ghana. Paul was told that it would be impossible to trace records of slave-ownership let alone his African ancestors enslaved on plantations in Jamaica. “No one had tried because such records did not exist.” In the 1990’s, undeterred, he embarked on a journey of discovery that led from suburban North London to Jamaica and ultimately back to the Gold Coast of Africa; an effort that has brought him international recognition for his breakthroughs in African Caribbean genealogy research. His acclaimed novel Ancestors and appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) inspired a generation to start exploring Black and British ancestry.

Paul will talk about his book and his journey to find his family history as a case study.

Come and join us as part of Cityread London for a fantastic evening with Paul as he talks about his journey and shows you how to trace your Caribbean roots.

This event is free but booking is essential.

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