Ancestry Talks' Paul Crooks is affecting the Black history and ancestry discourse. Learn how far back you can go using public records, to uncover the names of your African Caribbean ancestors. Learn what might prevent you tracing your African roots, and learn how you might overcome them. Paul Crooks is a genealogist with a specialist interest in African Caribbean history. Paul talks about his journey to find his West African roots. He’ll share his 10 hot tips for tracing Black ancestry using his search as the case study for this online event. This talk is part of the Ancestry Talks with Paul Crooks’ Season of Empowering Black History.
WHO IS THIS TALK FOR?
The talk is suitable for you ifyou’re new to exploring family historyyou have some experience of searching for your ancestors but want to develop your skills and knowledge furtheryou’ve started, but your hit difficulties moving forward with you search.
HOW TO GET THE EVENT LINK
Links to the one hour online live cast will be provided via an automated email an hour before the event starts
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Paul Crooks pioneered research into African Caribbean genealogy during the 1990s. He is the first to trace his family history from the UK, back 6 generations, to ancestors captured on 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. He appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) as the expert in African Caribbean genealogy. His second book A Tree Without Roots is the authoritative 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 African Caribbean genealogy.
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