A Black history and ancestry masterclass providing case study guidance on tracing Black family history back to Africa.
- share advice on tracing African Caribbean ancestry
- demonstrate how you can trace forebears using public records
- highlight potential pitfalls that may get in the way of your search and how to overcome them
Come and ask questions about how to start your journey to find your roots. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to explore your ancestry and reconstruct your Black family history narrative.
Who is this event for?
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
Premium Ticket holders
Premium Ticket holders will receive African, Irish & the Music of the Caribbean, A research project by Paul Crooks following the event.
About the speaker
Paul Crooks is a published author and pioneering genealogist with a specialist interest in Black ancestry and Black history.
Paul came to prominence with his pioneering research into Black genealogy During the 1990s, when he became the first to trace his family history back 6 generations, from London to his ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in North America 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 have brought him international recognition for his breakthrough research into Black genealogy.
Paul Crooks has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? with Moira Stuart as the expert in Black genealogy and has been recognised for inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry.
Paul is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry. He is also recognised for having spawned an industry in Black genealogy.
Organiser of Black Ancestry |The Guide to Tracing Your Roots
Welcome to Black History Speaker Paul Crooks’ masterclasses – a unique programme of onlaine and live events exploring Black Ancestry, whilst extending knowledge of Black History.
Paul Crooks is a Black History Speaker and pioneering Black genealogist. He helps people satisfy a deep need to understand how we fit into the broader world around us. Black History and Ancestry are journeys of many lifetimes woven together from the past, the present and the future.
There are lessons to be learned – both good and bad – from the way our ancestors have interacted to survive racial injustice. Those historical stories can serve to inspire individuals to higher levels of achievement. Inspirational stories from the pages of Black history fire peoples’ imaginations and spur them on to higher levels of performance in their personal and work lives.
Paul’s online and live events inspire a deeper understanding of difference. He speaks on important topics relating to the Black experience, including identity, inequality and national history.
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