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Trace Your Black History: Windrush Generation Passenger Lists

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Bring your recent Black History to life by tracing a unique part of your Windrush generation forebears’ story.

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How much do you know about your Windrush forebears?

In this masterclass, Ancestry Talks’ Paul Crooks reveals how he used The Passenger Lists to search for his family tree and back story

In this masterclass, Paul discusses how you can use the Passenger Lists to

  • explore your African & Caribbean history
  • fill a gap in your family tree
  • bring your family’s Windrush back story to life

This talk is part of the Ancestry Talks with Paul Crooks’ Season of Empowering Black History.

WHO IS THIS TALK FOR?

The talk is suitable for you if

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 having problems furthering your search

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Links to the one hour online live cast will be provided via an automated email an hour before the event starts

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

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

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.” 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.

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 African Caribbean genealogy.

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