Black Genealogy | DNA Testing and African, American and Caribbean Ancestry

Sunday 28 July

Join the genealogy masterclass with Paul Crooks as he explores the strengths and weaknesses of tracing African origins through DNA testing. Discover the extent to which DNA testing can help determine geographical roots, race, or ethnicity, and explore various approaches for uncovering ancestors.

 

Learn everything you need to know about DNA testing in genealogy. Discover the accuracy and reliability of these tests for tracing your heritage, the types of information they can provide, and the different DNA tests available. We will also discuss how to interpret and understand the results.

Who is this event for?

This masterclass is perfect for anyone interested in DNA-based ancestry, including:

  • Beginners considering their first DNA test.
  • Intermediate users who have their results but find them confusing or unclear.

Receive discounted access to one-on-one advice on tracing your African ancestry with Paul Crooks, a Genealogy Specialist. More details will be available upon completing your registration for this event. Trailer video: https://youtu.be/tz-KU_v2tLY

How to gain access to this event

This talk will be held over Zoom. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration confirmation email.

Plus Ticket: Along with event access, Plus Ticket holders will receive a digital copy of the ‘Africans, Irish, and the Music of the Caribbean’ eBook, delivered via email after the-event.

Trailer video: https://youtu.be/T-K6Yp-UW8s

Premium Ticket: Premium access includes all Plus offerings, plus a digital copy of Paul Crooks’ latest novel ‘Descendants,’ sent to you electronically after the event.

Trailer video: https://youtu.be/BmI8rTjUEmE

Deluxe Ticket: Deluxe attendees enjoy all Premium benefits, with the added bonus of the ‘DNA Testing Demystified: Separating Fact from Fiction in Genealogy’ eBook to deepen your understanding of genealogy sent to you electronically after the event.

Trailer video: https://youtu.be/mQanCy3o1XM

About the speaker

Trailblazing family historian Paul Crooks pioneered research into Black genealogy during the 1990s. He traced his family history from London, back 6 generations, to ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in North America.

Paul was told that it would be impossible to trace records of slave-ownership let alone his Ancestors enslaved on plantations in North America. “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 North America and ultimately back to the Gold Coast.

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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