During Black History Month we are reflecting about how as a small group in 2008 we started researching our family history and helping others to do the same. We would encourage you to join us on that journey.
It can be frustrating at times but is so rewarding as we discover more of the lives of our ancestors.
Discovering our black heritage is not easy. We have a lot of obstacles to overcome . The slave trade is a large factor in the difficulties we may have in tracing our ancestors. Millions of people were moved across the globe, and there was little documentation. Families and communities were split and traditions and cultures were lost.
‘Who Do You Think You Are’ magazine carried a story earlier this year of Adrian Stone who traced his family from Jamaica back to Africa and gathered 6000 ancestors along the way. You can read this interesting story here
Make this the year that you begin that journey. Join us at our meetings and we will help you get started .
We meet on the last Saturday of the month via zoom. Look back here for more information.