Genealogy

Bristol City Windrush Day Celebration

Featuring members of the African and African Caribbean including Cleo Lake (Lord Mayor) and Councillor Asher Craig (Deputy Mayor communities, Equalities and Public Health). Hear what local people are saying about the Windrush Day commemoration held in Bristol. We look forward to visiting Leicester’s African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, Leicester, LE2 0UD. See our Eventbrite…

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Brixton Library: Jamaica’s First Maroon War

Who are the Maroons of Jamaica? Why did Britain go to war with them? Who were the leaders? There were great Black leaders of freedom movements in modern Black History, but could the first Maroons War of Jamaica the great story of slavery and resistance in modern Black History? Trailblazing author and family historian Paul…

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The Guide to Tracing British, African and Asian Caribbean Ancestry

“From a man who dedicated eleven years of his life to uncovering the saga of his African slave ancestors comes a guide for others to capitalize on his informed techniques and discover just what it means to know where one is from. Offering groundbreaking insights on how to delve into one’s past, this book is…

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Black History Month 2018: The Slave Compensation

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…

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Tracing Family History – In conversation with Paul Crooks

TRACING FAMILY HISTORY: In Conversation with Paul Crooks at the Yellow Pavillion, Olympic Way (3mins from Wembley Park tube station)     Yellow Pavilion Olympic Way Wembley Park HA9 0XJ 7:30pm non-members Fee £2 Trailblazing family historian and author Paul Crooks captivates his audience with his account of how he traced his African forebears back 200…

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Black Ancestors Old Folks Tales

Interview with Paul Crooks author of Ancestors Paul Crooks, author of Ancestors is a man in demand. He is widely being tipped to inherit the mantle of the great Alex Haley. So when I was asked to interview him I knew I was in for a treat and a long needed trip back down memory…

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INTER-GENERATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP

Intergenerational African Caribbean Family History with author Paul Crooks This event is for adults and children and encourages children to start creating their own “memory boxes” and thinking about family history.Find out more about tracing your family history in the Caribbean. Paul Crooks, author of A Tree Without Roots talks about his own journey to…

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