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PAUL CROOKS GENEALOGY THOUGHT LEADER

Through his talks and publications, Paul is changing the Black ancestry and Black history narrative.

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Paul Crooks MSc

Paul Crooks pioneered research into African Caribbean genealogy during the 1990s.  He traced his family history from London, back 6 generations, to ancestors captured of the West African coast and enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica.

Paul gained national recognition for his work when his acclaimed historical novel Ancestors (based on the true story of the author's African ancestors) was published in 2002. He appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) as the expert in African Caribbean genealogy. His second book A Tree Without Roots is the seminal guide to tracing African, British and Asian Caribbean 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 African Caribbean genealogy.

City of London genealogist Paul Crooks

Paul Crooks MSc

Tracing Windrush Roots

Paul Crooks pioneered research into African Caribbean genealogy during the 1990s.  He traced his family history from London, back 6 generations, to ancestors captured of the West African coast and enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica.

 

Paul gained national recognition for his work when his acclaimed historical novel Ancestors (based on the true story of the author's African ancestors) was published in 2002. He appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) as the expert in African Caribbean genealogy. His second book A Tree Without Roots is the seminal guide to tracing African, British and Asian Caribbean 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 African Caribbean genealogy.

What folks are saying about Ancestry Talks with Paul Crooks

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What folks are saying about Ancestry Talks With Paul Crooks

Black Historian and Black Genealogist

Fascinating ...

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

The audience at Hackney Central Library

Paul Crooks delivers genealogist talk on tracing African Caribbean ancestry

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

Ancestry Talks Black History Months Talk

‘Informative – provided deep insight’

‘Highly informative and educational’

‘Excellent – speaker was well informed’

‘Excellent, informative with charismatic delivery’

The audience at Teddington Library

Windrush day celebration in Bristol with Ancestry Talks's Paul Crooks

'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'

'Great!'

The audience at The Ideas Store, Whitechapel

Changing the African Caribbean genealogy landscape forever |  The Paul Crooks Story

Changing the African Caribbean genealogy landscape forever |  The Paul Crooks Story

Tracing Your Windrush Genealogy Foxtons

Ancestry Talks Events

 

Our listing of unique Black & British ancestry, history talks is offered at main libraries and community venues. Come and meet new friends.

Paul Crooks Black genealogy

For personalised advice tracing your roots

Paul's family tree surgeries are for you if you are a beginner or you have started on your journey to find your roots.

Tracing African Caribbean Roots4

The festive season is here! Gift the perfect gift.

Interested in tracing your roots? Browse Paul's publications for books to help you and your family find your ancestors.

Tracing Your Windrush Genealogy Foxtons

Ancestry Talks Events

 

Our listing of unique Black & British ancestry, history talks is offered at main libraries and community venues. Come and meet new friends.

Paul Crooks Black genealogy

For personalised advice tracing your roots

Paul's family tree surgeries are for you if you are a beginner or you have started on your journey to find your roots.

Tracing African Caribbean Roots4

The festive season is here! Gift the perfect gift.

Interested in tracing your roots? Browse Paul's publications for books to help you and your family find your ancestors.

@PaulCrooksAncestry

@Prcrooks97Paul

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