Paul Crooks
Genealogy Thought Leader

Paul's Ancestry talks and publications are changing the Black ancestry and historical narrative.

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Paul Crooks

Black & British Ancestry Thought Leader

His ancestry talks and publications are changing the Black ancestry & history narrative.

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.

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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.

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Eventbrite Ancestry Talks Nat Turner PC semi
Tue, 15 September 2020 19:00 – 19:45 BST

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A Black & British History: The Jamaican Slaves Who Abolished Slavery

African Diaspora Man
Tues, 22 September 2020 19:00 – 19:30 BST

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Tracing African & Caribbean Roots: Who do you think you are?

Black History Month2018
Thurs, 17 September 2020 19:00 – 19:30 BST

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Tracing Black Ancestry: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered

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Thurs, 24 September 2020 19:00 – 19:30 BST

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Black Genealogy - 10 Hot Tips for Tracing Your African Caribbean Ancestry

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Smart. essential video tutorials on the human side of exploring ancestry. Uplifting and practical, these talks describe ancestry skills that are critical to get to grips with.

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Tracing your Black & British ancestry essential reading

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I'm now offering easy access to the best guidance on tracing your roots

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Video Tutorials: How to trace back to early 1800s online

Smart. essential video tutorials on the human side of exploring ancestry. Uplifting and practical, these talks describe ancestry skills that are critical to get to grips with.

video call consult a4

Book your video call consultation with Paul Crooks

Master you pressing ancestry challenges with guidance from Paul Crooks on best practices and how-to essentials from the genealogy expert you can trust.

Black genealogy

Tracing your Black & British ancestry essential reading

The most important guide from Ancestry Talks with Paul Crooks to help you maximise your search for African, British and Asian Caribbean ancestors reaching far back.

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Ancestry talks with Paul Crooks are all about bringing out the Griot (family historian/family storyteller) in you.

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Paul Crooks delivers genealogist talk on tracing African Caribbean ancestry

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

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