Dear Member, Researcher or Contact,
We are, as normal, having our month end research meeting this Saturday at The Core Library, Solihull.
It will be tighter affair, in terms of time, as we are manning a table and taking full group involvement in the Windrush Ball event to be held in the evening in Birmingham – a project that the group has taken an involvement in setting up.
As such we expect to be ending the session promptly for a 4.15pm departure. So your arrival at 1pm would be mutually beneficial.
- Microfilms for the Caribbean
- Computer-based programs such as Ancestry.com, Findmypast.co.uk to name two key resources.
- Also see what else there is at http://www.solihull.gov.uk/language/en-GB/Resident/Libraries/Local-family-history/familyhistory/familyhistoryresources
Hope you are motivated to come along and do some of your own research. If so we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
cfhg.sol.birm [AT] gmail.com
The Caribbean Family History Group was founded in 2012 by individuals in London and Solihull conducting their research into their families’ history. The blog has been quiet for a few years but we’re attempting to bring it back with events listings, book reviews and interviews that might be of interest for people researching their family history in the Caribbean.
So, what would you like to see? What books or records have been useful to you?
Leave a comment and let us know!
Part of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival 2017 join historian and author Paul Crooks to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Alex Haley’s seminal book Roots.
Paul Crooks, the author of Ancestors, traces his family back six generations to Ami Djaba who were living in the Krobo Mountains in Ghana.
Paul Crooks, the author of Ancestors, traces his family back 6 generations to Ami Djaba who were living in the Krobo Mountain in Ghana. Paul’s acclaimed novel, and appearance on BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are with Moira Stuart, inspired a generation to start exploring Black and British ancestry.
Paul will talk about his book and his journey to find his family history.
Booking essential email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Free Family Fun Day & Community Got Talent Showcase will be held this
Saturday, 11th July, 2015
at The New Bingley Hall, 1 Hockley Circus, Birmingham B18 5PP.
A FREE FAMILY Fun Day Event – Come and join us in supporting our local businesses and the talent that is in our community and embrace the positive and aspirating work achieved by our senior citizens and the young people in particular. This event is about recognising and celebrating our achievements and working together to create a better community for our younger generation. Caribbean Islands… Teach….Educate & Represent…. Celebrating African & Caribbean History, Heritage & Culture… For more info contact 07534048697.
We, The Caribbean Family History Group – Solihull & Birmingham, will be there too doing what we do best – helping people trace their family roots.
For more information visit the following link
Yes – it’s been a long time, but we’re back!
We meet on the last Saturday of every month (except August and December) at the Solihull Library.
The next meeting is Saturday 28 March 2015 at 2pm.
We would also like to let you know that once again, we will be exhibiting at ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ Live show this year. The 2015 show will take place at Birmingham’s NEC, from Thursday 16 April to Saturday 18 April.
We look forward to seeing you soon and sharing family history research.
- Basic skills of deciphering potentially tricky handwriting on records and documents you will be looking at in your research.
- Time to continue with your research – with as much help as we can provide with our final preparations for exhibitions (outlined below)
Exhibition – commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Windrush with other images of our ship travelling ancestors who came to these shores from the Caribbean
Work Shop Day – 26th October, Solihull Library. A day to be guided around the exhibition and do mini workshops on research and start your family history research if you have not done so. Contact
How you can help! Do you have any memorabilia or family connections that stem back to the Windrush. If so, please do make contact and we can explore an acceptable way to use it in our exhibition with your permission.
Exhibition – Bringing our Exhibition material for Family History Research to this location in the North of Solihull Borough
Work Shop Day – 19th October 2013 – following a similar pattern to our previous Solihull Library Exhibition Workshop Days
We have been invited to contribute to an event being organised by the Black Local History & Cultural Archives Project (BLHCAP)in Wolverhampton. Again more details to follow when finally confirmed.