Family History

Read the extraordinary story of how, over 2500 prisoners of war were brought to Hampshire from the Caribbean in 1796

Soldiers from the When Britain and Revolutionary France went to war in 1793, their Caribbean colonies were also caught up in the conflict. Many people from Caribbean islands such as St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenada fought in French military units against the British. In 1796 over 2,000 free French black soldiers were captured and …

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Do you know your cousins?

Family Search.org have added these cousin charts to their site to help you establish relationships with relatives you may find who are descended from your ancestors. Hope this will help you work out who is who!

Are you a GI Baby?

GI Babies – Television production company seeks help with research Wall to Wall Media – the makers of Who Do You think You Are? and Long lost Family  are making a programme about the experience of GI Babies.  We have been asked to share this message: As part of our research we are particularly keen to …

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Paul Crooks Ancestry Talks

Paul Crooks has researched his African/Caribbean Ancestry and traced his family back 6 generations from London to Jamaica to West Africa . He is currently offering some informative talks through Eventbrite. Follow the links from his website to make a booking. Tonight’s talk is ‘Tracing Black Ancestry – Secrets of the 1817 Slave Registers Uncovered’ …

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An interesting read…

An interesting read on ‘Who Do You Think You Are’. Adrian Stone traced his ancestry back to Bristol, to Windrush and back to slavery. He described it as ‘a spiritual journey’ and found over 6000 ancestors and 10 generations. Read his story here: https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/real-stories/my-family-came-here-with-the-windrush-generation/ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

An Interesting read…

I came across this article on the BBC which was an interesting read. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/3k9u8lh178/Searching_for_my_slave_roots The poet and author Malik Al Nasir traced his roots from Liverpool and discovered links with families in Grenada and Guyana. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________