Surname Interest

Are you researching any family of the names listed below? If so please email us on and let our members know. We would be pleased to hear from anyone researching the same families in order to exchange information and knowledge.           Island   Parish/town Surnames           …

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Empire Windrush Anniversary

The voyage of the Empire Windrush is remembered in the following BBC link: 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.

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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Free National Archives Event

On 19th June Guy Grannum is giving an introduction to the history and primary sources for researching Caribbean migration to the UK. Click on the link below to access the information. Guy Grannum has been writing and speaking about Caribbean Heritage for the last 25 years. Follow the instructions and book your place on …

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Our May virtual meeting

is on Saturday 30th May A virtual meeting join us via zoom book a place by email Check back here for further details of the agenda. We look forward to meeting you! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________