Black History |Tracing Ancestry Using the 1834 Slave Compensation Records

Embark on a transformative journey with Paul Crooks in this enlightening masterclass as he unravels the captivating narrative of his ancestors, once enslaved in Jamaica, whose voices have long been silenced. Delving into Britain's 1834 slave compensation records, Paul not only resurrects his own family's history but also unveils the profound reverberations of slavery that continue to shape the lives of Black individuals and communities to this day.

In this illuminating talk, Paul will delve into the intricacies of the Slave Compensation Act of 1837, meticulously exploring the identities of slave-owners and sharing invaluable insights into the art of genealogical research. By attending this event, you'll gain not only the tools and knowledge to breathe life into your own ancestral stories but also a profound understanding of the intricate tapestry of Black history and its direct relevance to the contemporary world.

Whether you're a novice in the realm of family history exploration or someone eager to deepen their understanding of Black history, this masterclass promises a wealth of knowledge and guidance, offering a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between the past and the present, ultimately fostering a stronger connection to your heritage and an enhanced perspective on the ongoing journey towards racial equality and justice.


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