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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. Heappeared 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 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 researching African Caribbean genealogy. 

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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

This event has proven to be extremely popular and we are now operating a waiting list.

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 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 historical 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 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 researching African Caribbean genealogy. 


Tuesday, 12 March 2019
6.30pm to 8.00pm

Tracing Your Roots: Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered
North Kensington Library
108 Ladbroke Grove
Notting Hill, W11 1PZ

Paul will talk about his journey and how he traced his roots using the slave registers.

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

Saturday, 13th April 2019
2.00pm to 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 for the wait list. Or sign-up to find out about upcoming talks.

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

Tuesday, 9th April 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tracing African Caribbean Ancestry: Who Do You Think You Are?
North Kensington Library
108 Ladbroke Grove
London W11 1PZ

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

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

Tues 7th May 2019
6.30pm to 8.00pm

Windrush Generation 2019: Tracing African Caribbean Ancestry
North Kensington Library
108 Ladbroke Grove
London W11 1PZ

Paul's top ten tips on how you can trace your African & Caribbean roots using public records.

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


Thursday, 23 May 2019
6.00pm to 7.45pm

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

Date to be confirmed
2.00pm to 4.00 pm

Tracing Black Ancestry: The 1834 Slave Compensation Records Uncovered
Idea Store Whitechapel
321 Whitechapel Road
London E1 1BU
Paul will talk about his journey and how he traced his roots using slave compensation records.

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

Tuesday, 8th October 2019
6.00pm to 7.45 pm

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.

 

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