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Paul Crooks MSc

Paul Crooks is a published author. He is also a trailblazing genealogist with a special interest in African Caribbean ancestry.  He is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest among people wanting to explore their Black and British ancestry. He traced his family history 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 novel Ancestors was published in 2002. He appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart). His second book A Tree Without Roots is the authentic guide to tracing African, British and Asian Caribbean History. 

Black History Monthe 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Tracing African Caribbean Ancestry: Who Do You Think You Are?

Tuesday, 19 March 2019
6:00pm to 19:30
48 Camberwell Green,
Camberwell,
London, SE5 7AL

Paul will talk interactively about his journey and how he traced his roots.

Eventbrite - Black British Genealogy: Who do you think you are?

Paul Crooks at the House of Lords
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PAUL CROOKS MSc

Paul Crooks at the House of Lords

Paul Crooks is a published author. He is also a trailblazing genealogist with a special interest in African Caribbean ancestry.  He is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest among people wanting to explore their Black and British ancestry. He traced his family history 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 novel Ancestors was published in 2002. He appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart). His second book A Tree Without Roots is the authentic guide to tracing African, British and Asian Caribbean History. 

Saturday, 13th April 2019
2.00pm-4.00pm

Tracing African & Caribbean Ancestry: Who Do You Think You Are?
Hackney Central Library,
1 Reading Lane,
E8 1GQ

This event is now sold out! Register now for the wait list. Or join the mailing list to be the first to know about upcoming Ancestry Talks.

Eventbrite - Black British Genealogy: Who do you think you are?


Thursday, 23 May 2019
6.00pm to 19:45pm

African & Jamaican Roots: Who do you think you are?
Dulwich Library
368 Lordship Lane
SE22 8NB

Paul will talk interactively about his journey and how he traced his roots.

 
Eventbrite - Exploring Black Ancestry: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered

 

Tracing Your Roots: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered
North Kensington Library (Spring dates tbc)

The Ideas Store Whitechapel (Spring date tbc)

 

 

 

Eventbrite - Black History Month 2018: Britain, Slavery & the 1834 Compensation Records

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The audience at Hackney Central Library

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

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The audience at Walthamstow Library

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Campaigning to Meet Unmet Demand for Ancestry Talks in Secondary Schools

 

Key Stage 3 History Speaker

Since 2016, 151 schools me requesting free workshops. I would like to meet demand from secondary schools in urban areas ... but I can't do it without funding.

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Pupil Enrichment

Schools enrich children education by offering activities not prescribed as part of the National Curriculum. But, schools across the UK are also under tremendous pressure to reduce costs. Most schools in urban areas cannot afford to commission quality speakers. Teachers tell me that my talks are well delivered to enrich the Key Stage 3 (years 7 to 9) History curriculum.

 

The Evidence Base

The Emory University study. It found that family stories provide a sense of identity through time, and help people understand who they are in the world. People who know more stories about their extended family show higher levels of emotional well-being. They also show higher levels of identity achievement.

 

Key Aims

That’s why I am trying to raise funds to take my programme into more schools in London. I specifically aim to target the following local authority areas in London and the West Midlands: Hackney, Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth, Croydon, Brent, Redbridge, Newham, Waltham Forest, Harrow Wandsworth, and Hammersmith, Birmingham, and Sandwell).

I would like to raise £3,000 to tour Ancestry Talks to secondary schools in the above local authority areas 2019/2020.

 

Costs

Each talk costs a minimum of £500 pounds, ie

• time to prepare talks and workshops,

• expenses (travel & subsistence, accommodation (visits outside the M25)

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