Black History Month 2018: The Slave Compensation

Black History Month 2018

This Black History Month 2018 with Paul Crooks

Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience during Black History Month 2018. He will discuss how he traced his ancestors and the truth about the British Government’s decision to abolish slavery and the slave compensation payments that followed.

Paul traced his African forebears enslaved on a Jamaican sugar plantation that existed, 200 years ago. His success tracing his Caribbean ancestry and African Roots was met by an overwhelming response from Black Briton’s interested in tracing their roots.

Black History Untold: Britain and the 1834 Slave Compensation payments

Paul will :

  • talk about his journey
  • how he traced his roots using the 1817 slave registers and 1834 compensations claims
    discuss records relating to Ancestors enslaved in the Caribbean
  • how public records can support exploration of Black Ancestry and self-identity
  • discuss transatlantic slavery, the abolition of slavery and reparations
  • encourage, motivate and inspire you to a unique perspective on ancestry and indeed Black History
  • create space for a relaxed question and answer session


Tue 30 October 2018

18:15 – 19:45



The Library @ Willesden Green

95 High Road


NW10 2SF

Eventbrite booking is essential. You can register here 

You can contact Ancestry Talk here