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Tracing Your Roots: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered

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32 Woodfield Road

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The 1817 Slave Registers - how useful are they for those interested in exploring ancestry? This talk will give you much food for thought not just about ancestry, but about Black History and the origins of racism and slave society.


Trailblazing family historian and author Paul Crooks captivates his audience with his account of how he traced his African forebears enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, 200 years ago.


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.


By 1999, Paul had realised theSlave Registers' potential for researching Caribbean Ancestry and African Roots. Paul’s revelations preceded a flurry of inquiries into the slave registers and slave compensation records.


Come and ask questions about how to start exploring family history. Who knows? Maybe you'll be inspired to explore your Ancestry.


In 1977, the mini-series Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. Ancestry Talks is Marking The 40th Anniversary Of ROOTS Mini-series with talks across London.


For more about Paul Crooks: https://paulcrooks.info/






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