Tracing Black Ancestry: The 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered

Thu, 17 September 2020 19:00 – 19:45

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

Join Ancestry Talks’ Paul Crooks for this captivating account of how he traced his Black Caribbean ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, 200 years ago. In this masterclass, Paul Crooks will

• talk about his unique journey tracing black ancestry

• speak on the origins of the slave registers

• discuss how the slave registers can support the exploration of Black ancestry and self-identity

• reveal 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.

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