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Bristol City: African Caribbeans tracing their roots beyond The Windrush Generation

On Windrush Day, Saturday, 22 June 2019. Paul Crooks returns to Bristol City to speak about his amazing journey and how he traced his roots.

Paul pioneered tracing African-Caribbean ancestry becoming the first person of African Caribbean descent to trace his African ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica. The Voice newspaper described him as Britain’s answer to “Alex Haley” when his epic novel Ancestors (Arcadia books) was published in 2002.

Paul is said to have spawned an industry in African and Caribbean ancestry when – in 2008 – he published his second book ‘A Tree Without Roots: The Guide to Tracing British, African, and Asian Caribbean Ancestry’.

Subsequent speaking engagements, television appearances (the first series of Who Do You Think You Are?) and national radio interviews led to more people from African Caribbean communities wanting to explore ancestry.

Details of how to register will soon to be announced. Sign-up for further updates and for up-coming here. You can book tickets directly from the Eventbrite calendar.

Ancestors by Paul Crooks
The Guide to tracing British, African and Asian Caribbean Ancestry