Tracing African Caribbean Ancestry |One-to-One Appointments with an Expert

Wednesday 13 December

Paul Crooks is unique among Black History Month speakers discussing engaging topics relating to the experience of Black British & North American people.


  • Paul unearthed a lost map documenting Black kings and queens of medieval times, when researching his Black family history in a National archive. Paul will draw his unique find and other documents to discuss how black history was lost from respectful commentary
  • what development of a black history curriculum should look and feel like

Who Is This Talk For?

Stories of ancestors who resisted racial injustice can fire the imagination and spur individuals to higher levels of achievement or performance in their work and personal life.

The talk is suitable for you if you

  • are inspired and motivated by learning about the inspirational people and historical events that make us who we are today
  • want to develop your knowledge and understanding of Black History.

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.

Premium Ticket

Premium Ticket holders will have access to the event and will also receive ‘The Black History’s Ancient and Medieval Timeline’ interactive PowerPoint, which will be sent via email after the event.

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Deluxe Ticket

Deluxe ticket holders will gain event access, receive ‘The Black History’s Ancient and Medieval Timeline’ interactive PowerPoint, and get ‘Descendants’ (the latest novel in eBook format by Paul Crooks) via email after the event.

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About The Speaker

Paul Crooks is unique as a published author and genealogist with a specialist interest in Black ancestry and African Caribbean history. He came to prominence with his pioneering research into African Caribbean genealogy During the 1990s, when he became the first to trace his family history back 6 generations, from London to his ancestors captured off the West African coast 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 brought him international recognition for his breakthrough research into Black ancestry.

Paul appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? with Moira Stuart as the expert in African Caribbean family history. He 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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