Black History Month | Who do you think you are?

Wednesday 31 January

Join author and genealogist Paul Crooks for an engaging online event during Black History Month, as he shares his groundbreaking journey in tracing his African Caribbean and North American ancestry.

 

Starting from a challenge to find records in 1990s London, Paul’s quest led him to Jamaica and back to Africa’s Gold Coast, uncovering a deep and personal connection to Black history.

Paul’s exploration into the slave Registers of Jamaica not only brought personal revelations but also pioneered a new path in African Caribbean genealogy research. His efforts in the late 1990s initiated a significant interest in these historical records, contributing to a better understanding of Black heritage.

In this talk, Paul will delve into the resilience and triumphs within Black history, shedding light on the complex legacies of slavery and its lasting impact on the Caribbean and North American descendants. He will also highlight the importance of preserving cultural heritage and the power of understanding one’s roots.

By attending this event, you’ll gain an enriching perspective on Black history, its ties to Caribbean and North American experiences, and the significance of genealogical research in bridging past and present. This is an opportunity to celebrate Black heritage and learn about the enduring strength of cultural identity.

This online event promises to be a captivating and informative session, perfect for anyone interested in history, genealogy, and the African diaspora. Don’t miss this chance to connect with your heritage and be inspired by Paul’s remarkable journey.

Who Is This Talk 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
  • you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of Black History.

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