Tracing African Caribbean history: who do you think you are?

Thursday October 15th, 7pm on Microsoft Teams

Join Ancestry Talks’ Paul Crooks for this captivating account of how he traced his Black Caribbean ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica 200 years ago and his family’s migration down through the generations to Windrush.

Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks pioneered research into African Caribbean genealogy during the 1990s. At the time Paul was told that it would be impossible to trace records of slave-ownership let alone his African ancestors enslaved on plantations. “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 Jamaica and ultimately back to the Gold Coast of Africa; an effort that has brought him international recognition for his breakthroughs in tracing black ancestry.

The talk will last approximately 45 minutes with Q&A afterwards.

Tickets cost £3 and joining instructions will be emailed to you near the date.

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