Tracing Black British Roots: Who do you think you are?

Sat, 18 April 2020 14:00 – 16:00

Tracing your Black and British roots? Want to extend your family tree? You’ve taken a Dna test but found you have more questions?

About this Event

Tracing your Black & British roots? Want to extend your family tree? You’ve taken a DNA test but found you have more questions than answers?

Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience with how he traced his African Caribbean forebears enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, 200 years ago.

In the 1990’s, Paul was told that it would be impossible to trace records of slave-ownership let alone his African ancestors enslaved on plantations in Jamaica. “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.

Paul captivates audiences with his unique account of how he traced his roots and his family’s migration down through the generations to Windrush.

What folks are saying about Ancestry Talks with Paul Crooks …

Fascinating …

Gave me a link to continuing my search for my ancestors (which I did not have before)

The audience at Hackney Central Library

Wonderful presentation – has built up my confidence to start my research!

…has given me a sense of pride and inspiration!

Relaxed and informative and well worth the coming!

Very informative and motivational!

Very inspiring!

The audience at Walthamstow Library

‘Informative – provided deep insight’

‘Highly informative and educational’

‘Excellent – speaker was well informed’

‘Excellent, informative with charismatic delivery’

The audience at Teddington Library

‘The event was interesting and enjoyable’

‘A very informative and inspiring talk. Thank you!’

‘Very knowledgable.’

‘He presented this deep topic in a positive way. Brilliant!!’

‘Was informative, interesting, stimulating & thought provoking’


The audience at The Ideas Store, Whitechapel