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Black Genealogy Masterclass



Online event

Monday, 1 March 2021 at 16:00 UTC


Price: free

Public · Anyone on or off Facebook


An insightful Black Genealogy masterclass to help you understand what DNA testing is all about and its value in determining African origins.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND Register if • you’re thinking about getting their DNA test • you’ve had a DNA test and you're not sure what next in furthering your understanding of who you are and where you’re from.

This talk complements Ancestry Talks with Paul Crooks’ event tackling the question 'Where Am I from?' WHO SHOULD ATTEND - people thinking about getting their DNA test - people who have had DNA tests and the not sure what to make of the results diasporans who have had DNA tests and one to further their research into their black ancestry. This talk complements Ancestry Talks with Paul Crooks’ event tackling the question 'Where Am I from?'

HOW TO GET THE EVENT LINK Eventbrite registration only: https://paulcrooks.eventbrite.co.uk or Ancestry Talks with Paul Crooks website

ABOUT THE SPEAKER Paul Crooks pioneered research into African Caribbean genealogy during the 1990s. He is the first to trace his ancestry.


An insightful Black Genealogy masterclass to help you understand what DNA testing is all about and its value in determining African origins.

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 family history from the UK, back 6 generations, to ancestors captured on the West African coast and enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica.

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