Black History | Tracing Black Ancestry Beyond Windrush

Thursday 26th October

Black History and ancestry masterclass providing guidance on tracing Black family history back to Africa.


Discover the hidden narratives of Black history and genealogy with Paul Crooks, a renowned specialist in the field. Join the Black ancestry masterclass to explore the intricacies of tracing African Caribbean roots and uncovering the stories of Black people once enslaved in ex-British colonies.

Learn from Paul’s pioneering research methods that rely solely on public records held in British archives and repositories. Overcome barriers that may hinder family history research and gain insight into the range of approaches used by experienced researchers.

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.

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