Jamaica

Meeting on Saturday 26th September

Please join us at our zoom meeting on Saturday 26th September at 14.00BST. Our topics this month will include: Update on talking with elders Helping a researcher with a brick wall An intriguing talk ‘Mix Up, Secretive Caribbean Families’ Please email us to register your attendance. Your first meeting is FREE, thereafter £5 per meeting. …

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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/ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Empire Windrush Anniversary

The voyage of the Empire Windrush is remembered in the following BBC link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p00h8xkq?xtor=ES-211-%5B33240_PANUK_NLT_25_ENG_TheLuminaries_RET_O35%5D-20200622-%5Bbbcsounds_worldservicewitnesshistorywindrushday2020thevoyageoftheempirewindrush_factualhistory%5D The Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 22 June, carrying around 500 settlers from Jamaica. It was the first of many ships bringing migrants from Caribbean countries to the UK between 1948 and 1971, known as the Windrush …

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Join a Paul Crooks Masterclass

Eventbrite are offering another talk by the author and genealogist Paul Crooks. On 31st July you can join one of his Masterclasses: ‘Tracing Black Ancestry; Secrets of the 1817 slave registers uncovered’ Click on the following link which will take you to the booking page. Small fee payable. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tracing-black-ancestry-secrets-of-the-1817-slave-registers-uncovered-tickets-107419129508?aff=ebdssbeac

African/Jamaican roots – Who do you think you are?

Paul Crooks, author and family historian has traced his roots back 200 years. He embarked on a journey of discovery that led from suburban North London to Jamaica and ultimately back to the Gold Coast of Africa; an effort that has brought him international recognition for his breakthroughs in Tracing black ancestry. Learn more about …

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