PAUL CROOKS THOUGHT LEADER

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

How to trace your Windrush Roots

PAUL CROOKS THOUGHT LEADER

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

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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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.

Paul Crooks at the House of Lords

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What folks are saying about Ancestry Talks Events

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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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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

 

 

 

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots

 

Ready to find your roots

There' a comprehensive guide to tracing African, British & Asian Caribbean roots waiting for you ...

 

 

 

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots

 

Ready to find your roots

There' a comprehensive guide to tracing African, British & Asian Caribbean roots for interested folks like you

Sign-up below for announcements of Paul's upcoming events

What folks are saying about Ancestry Talks Events

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

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 foreverWho Do You Think You Are? 2004

Tracing Your Windrush Genealogy Foxtons

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Get 1 to 1 Guidance on Tracing Your Roots

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Black genealogy

Get Publications on Tracing Black Ancestry

Purchase the guide to tracing African, British and Asian Caribbean ancestry.

Tracing Your Windrush Genealogy Foxtons

Get Tickets for Ancestry Talks Events

 

Register for Paul's inspiring Black ancestry and Black history talks.

Paul Crooks Black genealogy

Get 1 to 1 Guidance on Tracing Your Roots

Book an appointment with Paul for advice on tracing your ancestry.

Black genealogy

Get Publications on Tracing Black Ancestry

Purchase the authentic guide to tracing African, British and Asian Caribbean ancestry.

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